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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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QuickPoint 7: Good Teamwork Is Self-Interested

There’s no “I” in “team.”

So goes the common saying that encapsulates the common idea that good teamwork is selfless. But, punchy as the saying is, (and as correct as its…

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Theory of Constraints day

Tomorrow is one of our local “Theory of Constraints” days. We have at least a couple of these days every year. Generally speaking, these are days when people in the Puget Sound region of Washington State, USA, get together to talk about Theory of Constraints, and other improvement methodologies, such as Lean, or Six Sigma, organizational change, etc. 138 more words

Atlas Shrugged III - The Film

The next part of the Atlas Shrugged film is going to be released in Dec of this year. It may be entertaining for those who know the book, but I doubt anyone who has not read the book will grasp what this is about from the film. 16 more words

There Is No Such Thing as Random Chance

The concept of an objective reality is that the world is composed of and governed by rules and truths that can be learned through rational thought… 364 more words

The Concept of Universe – An Objectivist Perspective

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English, 1983 edition, defines Universe as -

All existing things; the whole creation.

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines Universe… 5,087 more words

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