All Blog Posts Tagged 'Objective' (2)

Defining Five Terms

August 21, 1998. Defining five terms. Rand used the term "objective" differently than most philosophers.



Some definitions, from Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th edition.



OBJECTIVE: ... in the realm of sensible experience, independent of individual thought and perceptible by all observers; having reality independent of the mind.... perceptible to persons other than the affected individual... OBJECTIVISM: an ethical theory that moral good is objectively real or…

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Added by John B Hodges on March 13, 2011 at 1:48pm — 3 Comments

Rational Egoistic Objective Morality

Why does it feel good to see others happy? Why would we be interested in others' welfare? Why try to survive? Why make decisions toward our own welfare? We are hardwired. It is that simple. It is the way we are evolved. This is the way it is, even before people started talking about it (at earliest, as people were first talking about it). Every single person is always the final arbiter of every decision they make, whether it helps others or not. The final common goal in life is always personal… Continue

Added by MCT on January 20, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

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