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.Misanthropy is a generalized dislike, distrust, disgust, contempt, or hatred of the human species.^ Futurist misanthropy is the notion that modern humans are delusional and therefore worthy of misanthropy, but that we can apply that dislike of humanity toward something positive: making the next stage in human evolution.
  • Futurist Misanthropy 21 January 2010 4:19 UTC www.anus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (Not to be confused with the word ‘misanthropy’ which is a hatred of humanity and has its own play by Moliere.
  • Adonis Mirror 21 January 2010 4:19 UTC adonismirror.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is apparent that misanthropy still means the hatred of mankind and not of humanity.
  • Adonis Mirror 21 January 2010 4:19 UTC adonismirror.com [Source type: Original source]

.A misanthrope is someone who harbors those views and feelings.^ Most germane to the present inquiry, House and Wolf (1978) have even suggested that it is precisely those who do not take part in surveys who might be most misanthropic.
  • CONSERVATISM AND MISANTHROPY 21 January 2010 4:19 UTC jonjayray.tripod.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The misanthropes are those who have run away from the life in the polis .
  • Hecataeus of Abdera and Jewish ‘misanthropy’ 21 January 2010 4:19 UTC bcrfj.revues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We create a hybrid of intentions that has no intention, and this forces those who do have a clear intention, which by nature will inconvenience or offend someone, to work outside the law.
  • Futurist Misanthropy 21 January 2010 4:19 UTC www.anus.com [Source type: Original source]

.The word's origin is from Greek words μῖσος (misos, "hatred") and ἄνθρωπος ( anthrōpos, "man, human being").^ (Not to be confused with the word ‘misanthropy’ which is a hatred of humanity and has its own play by Moliere.
  • Adonis Mirror 21 January 2010 4:19 UTC adonismirror.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And instead of original sin leading to the Fall of Man, we fear the degradation of Nature by an apparently malevolent human species.
  • Frank Furedi : Confronting the New Misanthropy 21 January 2010 4:19 UTC www.frankfuredi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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History and meaning

Misanthropy in Western thought

.In Western philosophy, misanthropy is connected to isolation from human society.^ Our diagnosis is that misanthropy is running at an all-time high because the quality of humans is low and our society is delusional, which would make anyone sensible hate it.
  • Futurist Misanthropy 21 January 2010 4:19 UTC www.anus.com [Source type: Original source]

In Plato's Phaedo, Socrates defines the misanthropy in relation to his fellow man: "Misanthropy develops when without art one puts complete trust in somebody thinking the man absolutely true and sound and reliable and then a little later discovers him to be bad and unreliable...and when it happens to someone often...he ends up...hating everyone."[1] Misanthropy, then, is presented as the result of thwarted expectations or even excess optimism, since Socrates argues that "art" would have allowed the potential misanthrope to recognize that the majority of men are to be found in between good and evil.[2] Aristotle follows a more ontological route: the misanthrope, as an essentially solitary man, is not a man at all: he must be a beast or a god, a view reflected in the Renaissance of misanthropy as a "beast-like state."[3]

Misanthropy in Christian thought

Søren Kierkegaard is often called a misanthrope, and the writings of his later years certainly express misanthropy, besides "misogyny, world-weariness, hatred of the physical world, of the body, of sex, and insistence on the necessity of suffering and self-torture."[4] But this is a superficial appearance that reflects his belief that the true Christian, in order to follow the rigorous demands of pure Christianity, should be like Christ and renounce the material world totally. This vision of pure Christianity, in words and action, may give the appearance of misanthropy.[5]

Misanthropy in Islamic thought

In early and pre-Islamic philosophy, certain thinkers such as Ibn al-Rawandi, a skeptic of Islam, and Muhammad ibn Zakariya ar-Razi often expressed misanthropic views.[6]
.In the Judeo-Islamic philosophies (800 - 1400), the Jewish philosopher Saadia Gaon, uses the Platonic idea that the self-isolated man is dehumanized by friendlessness[7] to argue against the misanthropy of anchorite asceticism and reclusiveness.^ The accusation of misanthropy directed against the Jews in Antiquity is probably the only specific anti-Jewish bias to be found in the Greco-Roman world, together with the accusation of atheism.
  • Hecataeus of Abdera and Jewish ‘misanthropy’ 21 January 2010 4:19 UTC bcrfj.revues.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Notes

  1. ^ Stern, Paul (1993). Socratic rationalism and political philosophy: an interpretation of Plato's Phaedo. SUNY Press. pp. 94. ISBN 9780791415733. http://books.google.com/books?id=nJAFnvm2fg4C&pg=PA94. 
  2. ^ Stern 95.
  3. ^ Jowett, John (2004). The Oxford Shakespeare: The life of Timon of Athens. Oxford UP. p. 29. ISBN 9780192814975. http://books.google.com/books?id=gHTKzYKrh6wC&pg=PA29. 
  4. ^ Rudd, Anthony (1987). Kierkegaard and the limits of the ethical. Oxford UP. p. 168. ISBN 9780198752189. http://books.google.com/books?id=TFUoa3_iehsC&pg=PA168. 
  5. ^ Stewart, Jon (2009). Kierkegaard and the Roman World. Ashgate. pp. 157–58. ISBN 9780754665540. http://books.google.com/books?id=ddhbVBkwX3wC&pg=PA158. 
  6. ^ Stroumsa, Sarah (1999), Freethinkers of Medieval Islam: Ibn Al-Rawāndī , Abū Bakr Al-Rāzī and Their Impact on Islamic Thought, Brill Publishers, p. 9, ISBN 9004113746 
  7. ^ McLoughlin, Gavin (2003), Friendliness; and my fight againt it, Touchstone Press, pp. 2-6 
  8. ^ Goodman, Lenn Evan (1999), Jewish and Islamic Philosophy: Crosspollinations in the Classic Age, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 25–6, ISBN 0748612777 

Quotes

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.Misanthropy is a hatred or distrust of the human race, or a disposition to dislike and mistrust other people.^ Those who invented this Orwellian-sounding word think humans do not possess any morally unique qualities and people are no better than other lifeforms.
  • Frank Furedi : Confronting the New Misanthropy 21 January 2010 4:19 UTC www.frankfuredi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Futurist misanthropy is the notion that modern humans are delusional and therefore worthy of misanthropy, but that we can apply that dislike of humanity toward something positive: making the next stage in human evolution.
  • Futurist Misanthropy 21 January 2010 4:19 UTC www.anus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ His hatred of the human race, we say, was a novel way of addressing the suffering of its members.
  • Uncovering Céline - The New York Review of Books 21 January 2010 4:19 UTC www.nybooks.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • I am misanthropos, and hate mankind/For thy part, I do wish thou wert a dog/That I might love thee something.
  • Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind
  • I don't have prejudice, I hate everyone equally.
    • The Mammoth Book of Jokes. ISBN 1-84119-180-9

Unsourced

  • Men will cease to be fools only when they cease to be men. .
  • I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.^ And man must truly be god, For he has tried so hard to create me in his image- A formless shadow deprived of life.
    • SHAI HULUD LYRICS - Misanthropy Pure (2008) 21 January 2010 4:19 UTC www.darklyrics.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Anonymous Says: When, long ago, the gods created Earth In Iove’s fair image Man was shaped at birth.

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Misanthropy is the general distrust, or dislike of humanity. Many Misanthropes are labeled as Hermits and loners. Misanthropic people prefer to be alone, and do not have many trustees outside of their immediate family.



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