Reason, Purpose and Pride in Real Life

Posted by $ mshupe 8 months, 3 weeks ago to Philosophy
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Ayn Rand is not included in this blogpost because she was Spotlighted on Christmas Day 2018. The Ayn Rand Lexicon is cited a number of times, and other elements were inspired by OCON 2019.

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  • Posted by $ blarman 8 months, 2 weeks ago
    Great short summary! Thanks.

    I loved Hazlitt's book on Economics in One Lesson. My new book focuses on the Purpose aspect. I don't know about Pride as a fundamental, however, as it is a by-product of an outcome - not necessarily an end in and of itself. Being emotionally based, if it becomes an end instead of a derivative, one can argue that it undermines the first fundamental of logic - as we can see in the political left of today.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 8 months, 3 weeks ago
    I liked this part: "Avoidance of disvalues is a different motivational system. It is rooted in fear, can be destructive, and possibly threaten our values. Left unchecked, it devolves into the political way of authoritarian control."
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