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1995 essay: Why I am a former Objectivist and former Libertarian.

Nov. 12, 1995; Why I am a former Objectivist and former Libertarian. 

Mike Huben writes: (begin quote)

One of my eventual projects for my Critiques of Libertarianism web site

is to present something on folks who have left, like yourself. If you

have any material about why people leave, including your own personal

history, I'd be very interested to get ahold of it. What first cracks

the certainty, what conspicuously doesn't work, what was the turnoff,…

Added by John B Hodges on August 3, 2011 at 1:46pm — 6 Comments

If being evangelical about atheism is ok, what's wrong with...?

If being evangelical about atheism is ok, what's wrong with... defining metaphysics from a philosophical secular and rational perspective as Objectivism has done?

That's what I do. It says that ideas about the nature of things must have their root in sensory data, not whim.

I don't care that a bunch of irrational people have carelessly used the philosophical term metaphysics to pile irrationality upon irrational belief based on whim and non-fact. This irrational use of the… Continue

Added by Clarence Dember on September 21, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments


Morality is a consideration among the living about that which affects survival.

A rock can have no morality.

So that which exists among the living may be said to carry knowledge which assists in it's survival. At it's root, this knowledge is bicameral. Inherited knowledge is instinctual, non-volitional, part of homeostasis. Learned knowledge is empirical, fact based, gained in a learning curve by a theoretical and practical synthesis. These are two distinct intrinsic components of… Continue

Added by Clarence Dember on December 26, 2008 at 4:30am — 7 Comments

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