Phil HL - Karl Marx - Functionalist Theory

taja.barber
Mind Map by taja.barber, updated more than 1 year ago
71
2
0

Description

Phil HL Karl Marx, Functionalist Theory

Resource summary

Phil HL - Karl Marx - Functionalist Theory
1 For
1.1 Religion plays a part in social structure
1.1.1 Caste system
1.1.2 slavery (was justified)
1.1.3 divine rights of kings
1.2 religion is strong among poor immigrant groups
2 Against
2.1 people engage in religion purposes:
2.1.1 psychological
2.1.2 integrative
2.1.3 explanitory
2.2 secularisation
2.2.1 Marx is no longer relevant
2.2.2 the media plays the role
2.3 There is no evidence that religion will disappear when oppression is removed
2.4 examples of religion leading revolt
2.4.1 racial equality (MLK was a Christian)
3 What is it?
3.1 The ideal society is a communist one.
3.1.1 no religion
3.1.2 no classes
3.2 In a non-communist society there are:
3.2.1 the proletariat (working class)
3.2.2 bourgeoisie (middle & upper class)
3.2.3 Marx believed one day the proletariat would rise up against the bourgeoisie
3.2.3.1 Then there would be no need for religion.
3.3 Religion:
3.3.1 is a social construct
3.3.2 numbs the pain of oppression
3.3.2.1 promise of paradise
3.3.2.2 'the meek shall inherit the earth'
3.3.2.3 there are rewards in the afterlife for suffering
3.3.3 Promotes the positions of the rulers (God given)
3.3.3.1 justifies social order
3.3.4 does not solve the problem of oppression
3.3.4.1 (hope of supernatural intervention)
4 'Religion is the opium of the people'
5 Religion is an ideological smoke screen (it hides oppression)
Show full summary Hide full summary

Similar

Breakdown of Philosophy
rlshindmarsh
Reason and Experience Plans
rlshindmarsh
Who did what now?...Ancient Greek edition
Chris Clark
The Cosmological Argument
Summer Pearce
AS Philosophy Exam Questions
Summer Pearce
Philosophy of Art
mccurryby
Religious Experience
alexandramchugh9
"The knower's perspective is essential in the pursuit of knowledge." To what extent do you agree?
nataliaapedraza
The Ontological Argument
daniella0128
Chapter 6: Freedom vs. Determinism Practice Quiz
Kristen Gardner
Environmental Ethics
Jason Edwards-Suarez