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URL: theabsurdstranger.blogspot.com
Site Description: This blog is about anything but mostly philosophy and experiences of the writer.Enjoy reading!!!
Date Joined: Aug 18, 2009

Tags: philosophy, absurd, ayn rand


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Reaction to David Hume's Impression and Idea
on Oct 12, 2009 in senses idea empeical David Hume impression mind empiricist According to Llano’s book, senses do not provide with safe and certain knowledge. Sense knowledge is relative to the subject who possesses it, since different subjects make different judgments about the sense knowledge of the same subject or the sa...



David Hume's Impression and Idea
on Oct 5, 2009 in idea David Hume impression mind David Hume says that nothing seems more unbounded than human thought. Our human thought can go anywhere even in the farthest part of the universe and our imagination can conceive the most unnatural ideas such as mermaids, flying horses and others. Ev...



Ayn Rand
on Sep 28, 2009 in man greatness rationality Ayn Rand Heraclitus “He does not want to be great but to be thought as great”- From Ayn Rand’s The FountainheadThe phrase means that greatness is something that a man acquires for himself and not from others. When a man acquires greatness from others then that man...



Conclusion
on Sep 22, 2009 in human nature action rationality VIrtue Ayn Rand selfishness Thomas Hobbes Aristotle In the previous post, the researcher talks about virtue. Comparing the definition of virtue by Ayn Rand and Aristotle, the latter is better that the former for the following reason. Ayn Rand’s view on what is virtue is vague. She no more than state...



What is virtue for Aristotle?
on Sep 15, 2009 in intellectual VIrtue habit vice morality Aristotle “Virtue being, as we have seen, of two kinds, intellectual and moral, intellectual virtue is the for the most part both produced and increased by instruction, and therefore requires experience and time; whereas moral or ethical virtue is the produc...



Virtue
on Sep 6, 2009 in good VIrtue Ayn Rand Aristotle Virtue is always understood as a good habit but what makes a good habit good? Or what constitutes virtue? In a local newspaper two years ago, there was an article that says that laziness is a virtue. It shows different paintings that could arouse laz...



What is virtue for Ayn Rand?
on Sep 6, 2009 in good reason rationality independence VIrtue Ayn Rand honesty pride justice morality productiveness integrity Ayn Rand’s outlook on virtue is closely related to rationality. She defines virtue as the action by which one gain and keep, and rationality as the recognition and acceptance of reason as only means of acquiring knowledge. The relation between them...



What is selfishness for Ayn Rand?
on Aug 31, 2009 in Ayn Rand egoism plants philosophy selfishness animals Egoism defines man’s obligation and that is to achieve one’s own welfare and interest. Each man must be concerned with his own self-interest. In Ayn Rand’s view, egoism in its real sense has not yet been defined clearly. It was established clea...



What is selfishness for Thomas Hobbes?
on Aug 25, 2009 in human nature philosophy selfishness Thomas Hobbes Thomas Hobbes does not use the term selfishness in his philosophy but the implication tells so. Human nature for him is selfish. “ Nature hath made men so equal, in the faculties of the body, and mind; as that though there bee found one man sometim...



Selfishness
on Aug 19, 2009 in people Ayn Rand philosophy selfishness Thomas Hobbes Selfishness for Ayn Rand is a virtue and for Thomas Hobbes a nature of man. I will just make another post in discussing their views but for the meantime I will write something about my experiences regarding this issue-since the starting point of phil...



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