Philosophy

The Progressive Framework’s Standard is the Group

The individual, according to the Progressive intellectuals, existed, not for his own personal happiness, but to self-sacrificially serve others.

Philosophy: The Frivolous Discipline?

The death of a distinguished scientist or a leading novelist usually attracts public attention. But the recent death of perhaps the most celebrated figure in academic philosophy--Harvard's Willard Van Orman Quine--attracted virtually none. This lack of reflection on...

Bill Gates and Altruism

Altruism survives, in part, on its undeserved reputation as a "kind, benevolent" morality. Those who believe this would be surprised at the critical response to Bill Gates' latest charitable offering, a $1 billion scholarship fund. It is a model of politically-correct...

Ayn Rand is Not Going to Go Away: A Letter By a Professor of Philosophy

Ayn Rand is Not Going to Go Away: A Letter By a Professor of Philosophy

Ayn Rand is not going to go away, and neither are her millions of admirers nor the increasing number of scholars now seriously investigating her work. To your readers I respectfully suggest: take a look for yourself. Your youthful admiration for Rand tapped into something good in your soul. It’s time to re-explore — on your own — both that spirit in yourself, and the voice that was given to that spirit by this immensely rich and rewarding author.

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