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  •  Wrong on philosophy (1+ / 0-)
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    G2geek
    It is right or wrong in terms of the predictions and outcomes it can achieve overall?  This is typically NOT a question asked of philosophies.
    The ultimate test of any philosophy is how well it comports with reality.  Any school of philosophy, which avoids this is not one worth considering.

    Rand admitted that objectivism wasn't an academic or portable philosophy.  She was aware that it didn't face the rigors of academic scrutiny.

    This is what is wrong with too many Americans.  They think that a philosophy or theory is a free market for consumers.  The 'you can believe what you want to believe, and it should be universally respected' attitude makes us intellectually weaker as a nation.

    Real philosophy invites scrutiny and skepticism.

    •  and yet many "smart" people follow (1+ / 0-)
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      Dr Teeth

      It amazes me how many seemingly smart people have objectivist philosophies. Many are lawyers and they practice the defense of their philosophy with the a lawyers zeal.  Spend any time at the Volokh.com and you'll see what I mean.

      It's unfortunate that their entire philosophy rests on a single flawed premise.  

      --Mr. President, you have to earn my vote every day. Not take it for granted. --

      by chipoliwog on Sun Aug 19, 2012 at 12:06:50 PM PDT

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