John B Hodges's Blog Posts Tagged 'Objectivism' (3)

Rand's "Epistemological Argument"

Preface: The following essay was written in 1998, for the IOS discussion list. More recently I have had an exchange of views on an Objectivist site called "Noodlefood" where they (1) claimed that I had totally misunderstood Rand's argument (2) refused to present her argument, saying only that the choice of whether to live or die was **FUNDAMENTAL**, and that I should go back and do my homework. I have added a postscript at the bottom, in reply to these…

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Added by John B Hodges on February 6, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

"Ought". Where I part ways with Objectivism.

August 16, 1998. First post to IOS discussion list. All "oughts" are
hypothetical.


Greetings-
I do not call myself an Objectivist (large "O"), because I differ on
a number of significant points. Rather, I call myself a Secular
Humanist, and at times a Freethinker. These are broader terms,
referring to larger sets, than Objectivist. All Objectivists qualify
as Secular Humanists, and all Humanists…
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Added by John B Hodges on July 30, 2010 at 4:13am — 10 Comments

Is and Ought; Rand's MetaEthics

This was not originally written for an Objectivist audience; I was arguing with a Kantian on an Atheist list. -JBH

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March 7, 2001;…

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Added by John B Hodges on April 15, 2010 at 2:54am — 1 Comment

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