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About Redemption

“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”
William H. Gass

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The big blue
buddy about to
wash away your

dirty secrets.

on him to
freshen filthy



you’re clean.


Goodbye, Derek Parfit

Imagine you’re in a car crash and the only part of you that survives is your brain. Suppose your brain is transplanted into the body of a brain-dead patient. 960 more words


Ayn Rand’s Ethics: Natural Rights and Self-Ownership

There seems to be a lot of confusion on the issues of whether Rand’s ethics is (or is consistent with) a natural right ethics and the idea of self-ownership.  447 more words

Ayn Rand

About it All

He asked: “What do you want?”
She answered: “You know what I want,” her voice heavy and flat.
“Yes. But I want to hear you say it. 184 more words
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About the Hero

“A rational process is a moral process. You may make an error at any step of it, with nothing to protect you but your own severity, or you may try to cheat, to fake the evidence and evade the effort of the quest—but if devotion to truth is the hallmark of morality, then there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking. 21 more words

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The Letters of Ayn Rand

Letters of Ayn Rand
Edited by Michael S. Berliner

When Senator Barry Goldwater sent Ayn Rand an autographed copy of The Conscience of a Conservative… 413 more words