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Yaron Brook's State of the ARI

Wonderful news by Yaron Brook on the state of the ARI. Congratulations to all the experts and everyone working for a great cause over there~ 158 more words


Objectivism, Williams, and counterpoint

This from a while back, when I was doing some reading in prosody inspired by Charles Hartman’s Free Verse.

Dipping into an earlier chapter of  1,725 more words


Amateur philosophical background: the ethics

In this second philosophical preamble to actually starting talking about The Fountainhead, I’m going to give an overview of the more relevant part of Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, the ethics. 2,445 more words


Hospitals and Healthcare in India - Story worth writing into?

All of us as doctors take an oath – an oath to protect and serve. The question here remains how committed are we to this oath. 583 more words


Being "reasonable": what's worth salvaging from Rand's epistemology?

Given the critical tone of my last two posts, the main motive for my overview of the Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology would seem to be scorn. 639 more words


Amateur philosophical background: the "epistemology"

“Mathematics is the science of measurement” – Ayn Rand, An Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology

Before I jump (or sink) into The Fountainhead, I thought I’d put together an (amateurish) primer on Ayn Rand’s philosophy in two parts.

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The Objectivist movement: a repudiation

It’s probably obvious to anyone who’s Googled me that I have a more-than-passing interest in the ideas of Ayn Rand. If you’ve noticed that much, you’ve probably noticed that I take Rand seriously, am highly influenced by her, and agree with a lot of things she said. 1,022 more words