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The Dominique Complex

Alvah Scarret: “What if you found something you wanted?”
Dominique Francon: “I won’t find it. I won’t choose to see it. It would be part of that lovely world of yours. 683 more words

Philosophical Musings

October 10, 1957 - Ayn Rand's Philosophic "Atlas Shrugged" Published

On October 10, 1957, Ayn Rand’s dystopian novel, Atlas Shrugged, appeared in American bookstores.  The fourth and final book by Rand, who cited Victor Hugo and Fyodor Dostoyevsky among her influences, explored the possible consequences on the fabric of society of a strike by its most creative and productive minds.  973 more words

1957

Asolare:A Toast

She asked him what is his defence and thus he proceeded.

” The possibility of me being evil is highly unlikely as much as the impossibility of me being good.” 80 more words

Art

The Critique of Rand’s Philosophy

Ayn Rand has been criticized as “anti-scientific” and not truly Aristotelian (O’Neill, 1977:12, 85, 126f.) and “anti-religious,” although she borrowed a “flavor” of religion by replacing the term “God” with her reality as “the authoritative absolute” and termed “man” as “the object of worship” ( 1,020 more words

Philosophy

Five Lessons from Howard Roark

“My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.”

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Art And Things

Ayn Rand

Who is Ayn Rand?

She’s someone you’ll want to read if you want to know what’s really happening in our culture, and our world today. 133 more words

Blogging

An open letter to attendees at the 2014 Value Voters summit.

Hey, it’s time again for the “Value Voters” summit. It’s the time, in Washington DC, where politicians quote Corinthians, and Libertarians show pictures of fetuses. It’s the time when the fundamentalists among us stand up for the right to be closed-minded and to make it clear that Christian values are the ONLY values. 1,103 more words

My Moral Code