Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ho-hum …

… Altruism Shrugged: Unforgiving Morality of Ayn Rand’s Forgotten Novel | The New Republic. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I was never able to make my way through Rand's prose, and the reference to her in this piece as a "philosophizer" seems to me quite accurate. So “it has to be either reason or faith,” according to Rand. But you can not use reason to demonstrate that reason is the sole source of truth. Rationalism itself begins with an act of faith — in reason.

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