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The Virtue of Selfishness, Chapter 3: The Ethics of Emergencies

Welcome back! Real life and nicer weather has prevented me from writing this up, but this morning I will trudge along to get this out. 3,215 more words

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Mozilla CEO resigns - another willing victim of the greater good

The resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, who quit following a firestorm of protest by gay marriage supporters (including his own employees), exposes a dirty little secret. 444 more words

The Virtue of Selfishness: The Objectivist Ethics: a critique (part 3)

Last time, on Ayn Rand rationalizes selfishness….

Sorry, I’m apparently working on a TV series here.  I cannot confirm or deny whether it will air on Fox News. 4,845 more words

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The Virtue of Selfishness: The Objectivist Ethics: a critique (part 2)

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In part 1 of this analysis, we primarily addressed the attempt of Objectivist Ethics to use reason, divorced from emotion, preference, or what Rand calls our mere “whims” in order to establish the “discovery of ethics.   4,220 more words

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Dagny Taggart - Objectivism and Christianity


When I talk to others about my religious and political philosophies together, most often I am met with a look of confusion. Some attempt to argue with me, but most simply stutter out a wide-eyed “h-h-how?” It’s difficult to explain how I became both a Christian and an Objectivist. 861 more words

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The Virtue of Selfishness: The Objectivist Ethics: a critique (part 1)

Many years ago I read Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged.  I found it entertaining, but mostly it was preachy.  The convoluted universe within contains idealistic characters who give long diatribes composed in an attempt to get the reader riled up about how our culture is broken morally, and how we can pull ourselves up through our individual greatness to a utopian future. 2,286 more words

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Ayn Rand's The Virtue of Selfishness: An Introductory Critique

50 years ago Ayn Rand, a novelist and philosopher, wrote a book entitled The Virtue of Selfishness.  I read this book many years ago, in addition to… 5,637 more words

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