1. Metaphysics: Objective Reality
2. Epistemology: Reason
3. Ethics: Self-Interest
4. Politics: CapitalismEnjoy this week’s Carnival!Burgess Laughlin
presents Seek Exaltation or Glory? posted at Making Progress, saying, “Earlier posts examined the meaning of exaltation and its opposite, humility. Two topics remain. The first is distinguishing two feelings often mistakenly conflated; and the second is deciding whether an individual should strive for either of the two feelings as a life-structuring goal.”
Exalted presents Morality Of Rational Egoism Required For Exalted Moments posted at Exalted Moments, saying, “For what reason should one want to achieve or experience an exalted moment? For the sake of God? For the sake of others (society, the state, other individuals)? For the sake of range-of-the-moment subjective whim?”
Amy Mossoff presents TV posted at The Little Things, saying, “Inspired by Rational Jenn’s “On Children, Television, and Freedom in General,” I give my own thoughts about television as a value for both children and adults.”
Jared Rhoads presents The Lucidicus Project – Editorials posted at The Lucidicus Project, saying, “Jared Rhoads from The Lucidicus Project says that officials should stop coming up with “solutions” that socialize medicine further, and instead repeal the existing controls. In a word, we need de-socialization.”
Kelly Elmore presents Parenting Principle: Only Make Limits They Show You They Need posted at Reepicheep’s Coracle.
Monica presents Forbidden Fruits posted at FA-RM, saying, “Learn how the USDA actively makes fresh vegetables more expensive, while subsidizing junk food with your tax dollars.”
Ari Armstrong presents Credit Controls Punish Responsible posted at FreeColorado.com, saying, “Federal credit card controls punish the responsible to reward the irresponsible.”
Edward Cline presents The Doomsayers posted at The Rule of Reason, saying, “President Barack Obama has implied more than once that the current system of “capitalism“ is doomed in the face of his intended “reorganization” of American society — oblivious to the fact that full-scale, unregulated capitalism has never existed in this country or anywhere else in the world.”
Paul McKeever presents The Palace of Darkness: Brainless Body Meets Brain in a Jar posted at Paul McKeever, saying, “this one’s about Post Shredded Wheat’s new palaceoflight.com micro-series, and how it presents us with a false dichotomy in terms of the determination of values…Shredded Ethics.”
Ryan Krause presents Wise Words from Governor Daniels posted at The Money Speech, saying, “The Governor of Indiana gives engineering grads some pretty good advice.”
Miranda Barzey presents What is Good Choreography? posted at Ramen & Rand, saying, “What makes a dance piece good? It’s not just random movements thrown together; there is rhyme and reason. Good choreography requires thought behind it.”
Brian Phillips presents Ticking Off My Neighbors posted at Houston Property Rights, saying, “On Saturday I received a letter from the City of Houston stating that an application had been received to designate my subdivision as a “Prohibited Yard Parking Requirement Area”. If the designation is awarded, anyone who parks a car in their yard will be subject to fines of $150 per day. I have filed a protest regarding the designation.”
Daniel presents Must See JW Waterhouse Exhibition posted at The Nearby Pen, saying, “Are you a fan of late 19th century art? If so, you’ll probably want to see this JW Waterhouse exhibit.”
Gus Van Horn presents Public Funding vs. Education posted at Gus Van Horn, saying, “Freedom is of a piece, and violating part of it eventually endangers all of it.”
Jim May presents One Liberty, Indivisible posted at The New Clarion.
Mike Zemack presents Obama’s $2 Trillion Extortion Scheme posted at Principled Perspectives.
Adam Reed presents The Ayn Rand Center still needs quality control posted at Born to Identify, saying, “While individual Objectivists may well collaborate productively with non-Objectivist organizations on specific projects without appearing to endorse their ideologies, the Ayn Rand Center effectively lends Ayn Rand’s name to organizations with whom it is seen to collaborate.”
Diana Hsieh presents Dissertation: Finis! posted at NoodleFood, saying, “After two years of difficult work, I have submitted my philosophy dissertation on the problem of moral luck to my committee! Hooray!
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