Great Objectivism Writing By You? And want criticism?

Posted by curi 3 weeks, 5 days ago to Philosophy
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Has anyone here, who participates in discussions, written something about Objectivism which they think is really really great? And would you be extremely thankful for any criticism of it, happy to have any errors pointed out, that's something you really, truly want so that you can improve your understanding? Are you the kind of person who would hear gratefully a refutation of anything you said, so you could find out what you're missing? If so, please share your piece below (a link is fine) and I'll try to give at least one criticism (or high praise if I can't find anything).


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  • Posted by  $  25n56il4 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    I looked up the definition of 'Objectivism'! I must confess it described my half-breed Indian father to a 'T'...He built skyscrapers and that Indian could run across 8 inches of iron, fourteen floors above the ground, like it was a super highway but he cared not of anyone's opinion. His was law! When he had a foundation to pour, he hired off-duty Houston policemen. I once hear two suggest they bury him in the concrete! He also helped build Boulder Dam, now Hoover Dam! My hero!
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  • Posted by  $  mminnick 3 weeks, 5 days ago
    I'm working on a book titled "Applied Objectivism". It is nowhere near ready for public critique. When it is, I'll send you the draft.
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    • Posted by 3 weeks, 5 days ago
      Shouldn't you prepare something shorter for public critique, to test if you can make something which stands up to criticism, before doing a whole book?
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      • Posted by  $  mminnick 3 weeks, 5 days ago
        On my 3rd draft with shorter extracts but I'm not satisfied. The deeper I get the less satisfied I am. The subject is difficult to convey properly as you might imagine.
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        • Posted by  $  exceller 3 weeks, 5 days ago
          The more you refine it the more you'll dislike it.

          It is the same principle as this: "Your chances of survival is 80% when your jump out of an airplane with a parachute the first time. When you do it the second time, your chances drop to 50%. The third time your chance is only 10%"
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          • Posted by  $  mminnick 3 weeks, 5 days ago
            If the jumps are independent the probabilities are the same for each jump. Your cumulative probability of survival on the other hand is decreasing each jump.
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