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Can Toyota and Reason Overcome Blindness?

If you’ve shut your eyes at the ugly spectacle of political and cultural decline around you, look in the right direction and you’ll see what

Apr 12, 2016
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Edward Hudgins
3 Mins
Sanger and Rand: Concrete-Bound America

PJ Media recently posted an amusing quiz asking readers to guess which of 16 quotations were from Ayn Rand and which were from Planned Paren

Apr 8, 2016
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3 Mins
"The Evidence of the Senses" republished

We're very pleased to announce that David Kelley's ground-breaking treatise on epistemology, The Evidence of the Senses: A Realist Theory

Jun 10, 2015
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2 Mins
The Intrinsic, the Subjective, and the Objective (Part 2)

At our 2001 Summer Seminar Dr. David Ross offered this engaging overview of one of Ayn Rand 's most important contributions to philosophy...

Mar 11, 2015
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David Ross
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The Epistemology of Perception

Perception is the foundation of knowledge and the source of everything we know. Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that studies the...

Jan 30, 2015
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David Kelley
2 Mins
Objectivity: Metaphysical and Epistemological

What does it mean to be objective? David Kelley discusses the relation of the objective, the intrinsic, and the subjective. He discusses

Jul 24, 2014
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David Kelley
1 Min
Minecraft, Video Games, and Objectivist Values

Thanksgiving evening at home — snow on the ground outside, the hum of the dishwasher in the kitchen, half-eaten pies on the counter. The ...

Dec 10, 2013
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3 Mins
The Perception of Causality (Part 2)

Our knowledge of the world, and our ability to act in it, depends on our grasp of causal relationships among things—the ways they act and...

Feb 21, 2013
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David Kelley
2 Mins
The Perception of Causality (Part 1)

Our knowledge of the world, and our ability to act in it, depends on our grasp of causal relationships among things—the ways they act and in

Feb 19, 2013
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David Kelley
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Classic Kelley treatise now republished online

We're very pleased to announce that David Kelley's classic treatise on epistemology, The Evidence of the Senses: A Realist Theory of Percept

Sep 26, 2012
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2 Mins
Review: "The Logical Leap: Induction in Physics"

Induction is the formation of general knowledge from particular evidence. It is induction if you burn your hand once and thereafter always..

Apr 19, 2011
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8 Mins
Nietzsche's Metaphysics and Epistemology

It is no easy task trying to understand what Nietzsche’s views on metaphysics and epistemology are. Beyond getting past Nietzsche’s manner..

Mar 8, 2011
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Shawn E. Klein
5 Mins
Review of Richard Rorty's "Solidarity or Objectivity?" and "The Contingency of Language"

Richard Rorty’s “Objectivity or Solidarity” is a case study in the use of false alternatives for rhetorical gain. The essay begins by

Mar 1, 2011
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Will Wilkinson
7 Mins
Foucault's Sexuality

As I understand it, Foucault is one of the widely recognized creators of Postmodernism. He was influenced by Hegel and Nietzsche, and he

Feb 27, 2011
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William Dale
10 Mins
Logic and a Paradox

Your argument is correct. But I will elaborate a little to make clear the Objectivist view.....

Jan 26, 2011
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2 Mins
Inductive Reasoning in Philosophy

Induction is the process of reaching general conclusions from particular facts. It is contrasted in logic with deduction, which is the proce

Jan 26, 2011
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2 Mins
Love, Lust, and the Mind-Body Dichotomy

Question: How does Objectivism define and classify sexual desire and lust? It seems they do not actually flow from convictions, but instead

Jan 26, 2011
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2 Mins
False Beliefs and Practical Guidance

I think you are asking to what extent it is right to embrace and follow teachings that are in some aspect known to be false. Examples would

Jan 25, 2011
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4 Mins
Emotions

Objectivism views emotions as the result and reflection of an individual's value judgments. Our emotional reactions to events, people and o

Jan 25, 2011
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Malini Kochhar
3 Mins
Emotions, Brain Chemistry, and Mental Disorders

We are integrated beings of mind and body. Simply put, this means that one's mental functions are the product of an organ (which turns out

Jan 25, 2011
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4 Mins
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