Rational self-interest is good, including when used to help others whom you value, but true altruism (as opposed to helping valued others) works against human life and happiness.
Edwin A Locke
Free will cannot be proven because it is the foundation of any proof of anything. It is determinism and not free will that is an illusion.
Each partner personally values the other because they possess admirable qualities, such as integrity, and they share common values and interests.
Free will is, thus, an axiom of epistemology. It is self-evident to introspection and cannot be refuted without contradiction.
IQ should not be confused with actual learning or the acquisition of knowledge.
Military training does not help fundamentalist countries in the absence of value training, and value training could only work if a large portion of the population became pro-reason and thus pro-individual rights.
The free nations of the world should work together to achieve the highest degree of separation possible between their world and the unfree world.
The biggest dictatorships are members of the Security Council and are allowed to veto any proposals they do not like. Further, the worst human rights violators regularly staff the U. N. Human Rights Council—a major farce.
Reason, Rights, and Science Are What Made America Great
In his 2022 book Fossil Future, Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress argues that fossil fuels are one of the greatest benefits to human civilization ever and that no viable substitutes exist, at least for now.
Did you work to make or take advantage of your own luck?
The Religious Virtue of Humility contrasted with The Rational Virtue of Pride
The “Black lives matter” principle is a valid concept, but the motto could be taken to imply that other lives do not matter because it is not inclusive.
The proper, moral attitude toward great achievers, those who have merit, is admiration.
It is revealing that capitalists are condemned for being egoistic, but customers and employees are not, even though they all look to profit in their own way.
Socialism is based on the doctrine of altruism, the morality of self-sacrifice.
When considering whether social media are helping or hurting your life or that of a child, here are some questions to consider.
The proper evaluation of the United States in relation to slavery is this: ending slavery by fighting and winning the Civil War was a tremendous moral achievement and should be celebrated.
The idea that male-female gender is an arbitrary social construct is postmodern nonsense.
The implicit motive of the “payback concept” is to help you reduce your feelings of guilt for allegedly unearned personal achievement and pride. But why would you feel such guilt?
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