Thursday, March 01, 2012

Objectivist Round-Up

Welcome to the March 1st, 2012 edition of the Objectivist Round-Up. This week presents insight and analyses written by authors who are animated by Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand. According to Ayn Rand:
My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.

"About the Author," Atlas Shrugged, Appendix.

So without any further delay (and in no particular order), here's this week's round-up:

Burgess Laughlin presents Postmodernism on reason and mysticism posted at The Main Event, saying, "Postmodernism is anti-modernism, where "modernism" means the best elements of the Enlightenment that have survived to our own time: a commitment to reason and the products of reason. Specifically what are the postmodernists' positions on reason and mysticism?"

Jared Rhoads presents Invisible independents: another missing voice in the healthcare debate? posted at The Center for Objective Health Policy, saying, "Is public support for health reform higher than polls indicate, because some people choose not to answer the questions?"

Darius Cooper presents A modest Platform - On Employment Policy posted at Practice Good Theory, saying, "I suggest some ways the government can help reduce unemployment."

Diana Hsieh presents SnowCon 2012: A Full Slate of Fabulous Presentations posted at NoodleFood, saying, "SnowCon 2012 will have some fabulous presentations by our local Front Range Objectivists! Join us!"

Stephen Bourque presents Constitutionally Unable to Defend Liberty posted at One Reality, saying, "Was Justice Ginsburg’s assertion that she would 'not look to the U.S. Constitution if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012' simply a remark pulled out of context?"

Paul Hsieh presents Wine Tasting Fallacies posted at GeekPress, saying, "Wine tasting is far more subjective than most people (including experts) think."

C.W. presents Europe Money Flood posted at Krazy Economy, saying, "This is the latest kraziness from Europe. Potentially, it could be more harmful than the bailout, which is why it is being hailed as such a good thing and actually getting less attention. At least for a while trips to Europe will be cheaper."

Edward Cline presents Only Words posted at The Rule of Reason, saying, "But angry words, offending words, impermissible words, and even unspoken words, when it comes to Islam, Muslims, and politically correct speech and thought, are not the stuff of farce. They can be fatal, fatal to freedom of speech, fatal to its practitioners. And the First Amendment can no longer be relied upon to ensure one’s right to criticize Islam or Muslims or trump politically correct speech."


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