Tag Archive for 'Ayn Rand'

Question: Pornography and Ayn Rand

by Jason Stotts I get a lot of interesting questions at Erosophia and I try to answer as many of them as I can. When I think the question and answer is particularly interesting, I usually publish an anonymized version of it.  This is one of those. Hi Jason. What is your basic advice on using […]

Best of 2013

by Jason Stotts As we go into Erosophia’s 9th year, let’s take a step back and see what we did in 2013. Last year was a very busy year for me and Erosophia.  Although Erosophia didn’t place in the top 100 Sex Blogs last year, there were still some really great things that happened and […]

Ayn Rand’s Anthem to Play in New York

by Jason Stotts It’s no secret that Ayn Rand is one of my favorite authors and philosophers.  So, imagine my excitement when I found out that one of my favorite of her books is being made into a play!  Jeff Britting, who I first met  back in my interns days at ARI, has taken Anthem […]

The Fountainhead’s ‘Rape Scene’: a Case Study of Consensual Non-Consent

by Jason Stotts Overview: The Fountainhead’s “rape scene” is not, in context, a scene of rape at all.  One might even say that Roark could have been given no clearer invitation.  Moreover, we can understand what this kind of thing might look like in the real world through the idea of consensual non-consent. This essay […]

Assorted News and Random Links

by Jason Stotts 1. Last year I blogged about how mohels fellating recently mutilated babies is disgusting, immoral, and led to a number of deaths.  Now these evil bastards are at it again: Herpes Strikes Two More Infants After Ritual Circumcision.  It is time to legally ban genital mutilation of children for non-medical reasons. At the […]

Announcement: New Objectivist Educational Organization

by Jason Stotts My friend Marc Baer asked me to post an announcement of a new organization he is starting with Bach Ho.  I am doing so here purely for informational reasons and not as an endorsement: I have not read all of their claims yet or had a chance to evaluate them.  On the […]

An Essay on The Bounds of Passion and the Good Life: Alternative Sexualities and Ayn Rand’s Objectivism

by Jason Stotts My new essay on Objectivism and BDSM is now live on Amazon! “An Essay on The Bounds of Passion and the Good Life: Alternative Sexualities and Ayn Rand’s Objectivism” The description is: Ayn Rand’s books are full of depictions of sexuality that are well outside the norm.  These depictions range from general […]

Aristotle On Friendship

by Jason Stotts I have several old philosophy papers that I wrote while I was an undergrad that I still think are interesting and good.  In an effort to keep them from disappearing forever, I’m going to be posting some of them on Erosophia in the next couple of months. This paper I wrote for […]