Future Articles

This page is dedicated to some of the articles that I am planning on writing, but haven’t yet. This list is neither exhaustive, nor set in stone:

What are principles? Why follow them?

Bridging the “Is/Ought Gap”: Objectivist Meta-Ethics.

The Objectivist Ethics and Evolutionary Theory.

Is a Compromise Between Reason and Emotion as Guides to Action Legitimate?

Man is an Integration of Mind and Body: Rational Values are Both Physical and Psychological.

Concept Formation.

Is the Meaning of Concepts Different for People With Different Levels of Knowledge?

Definitions are Contextual.

The Meaning of the Concept of “Altruism.”

Does Common Language Make Thinking Collective?

Degrees of Certainty in Knowledge.

What are Rights and Why is it in One’s Self-Interest to Respect Them in Others?

The Essential Nature of Government as a Wielder of Force.

How Would Utilities and Other “Public Services” Work in a Laissez-Faire Capitalist System?

Laissez-Faire Capitalism and “Negative Externalities.”

Have Psychological / Sociological Experiments Proven Objectivism Wrong on Human Nature?

A Priori vs. a Posteriori” and “Analytic vs. Synthetic” Knowledge.


If anyone wants to offer suggestions, feel free to comment here.

3 thoughts on “Future Articles

  1. I’m wondering if you are open to the possibility that Rand was wrong about anything important? In Peikoff’s 1988 “Certainty and Happiness” Q&A he tells us that he and Rand fought about her role in history — him insisting that her philosophy was perfect and her saying she is “a little old lady with good ideas who needs a Plato to organize” her philosophy. Peikoff also says in this same place that it’s possible for someone to “fill a lacuna” in Objectivism, totally in opposition to his later assertions about it being a closed system. I’d like to know your answer to this question you write above (a title of a future article) “Is a Compromise Between Reason and Emotion as Guides to Action Legitimate?”

  2. I love this blog. Your writing and argumentation is nearly unmatched in clarity and elegance. I hope you post many more articles; your work is deeply appreciated.
    Thank you.

  3. If you are looking for new subjects on objectivism to write about , I would like to know more about the fallacy of the stolen concept . And is not Plato guilty of committing the fallacy by claiming the primacy of consciousness ?

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