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  1. Craig24

    What is "Appreciations" relationship to "Value"

    What will make you happier. Having the ability to climb a mountain or just being at the top of it?
  2. False dichotomy. This assumes men have to choose between one or the other. Why can't he be both? Something else occurs to me: If you make enough money to be a good provider it means that you are productive. Productiveness (one of the seven major Objectivist virtues) is an "alpha" quality. What's "beta" about it?
  3. Craig24

    The Case for Open Objectivism

    You are making my point for me. Thanks.
  4. Craig24

    The Case for Open Objectivism

    Is that what you made? A mere assertion? I think you know that no one is obligated to disprove a mere assertion. There is an invisible pink elephant in my bedroom. Can you disprove that assertion? Should you have to?
  5. Craig24

    The family cannot survive without duty.

    This presupposes that a family has to be sustained. Why is that necessary?
  6. Craig24

    The family cannot survive without duty.

    It's still not a duty. If you believe it is and choose accordingly you are just wrong.
  7. Craig24

    The Case for Open Objectivism

    No. It's ONLY a philosophy and NOT a movement. No philosophy is a movement. A movement to promote the philosophy isn't itself the philosophy. This distinction needs to be understood.
  8. Craig24

    The family cannot survive without duty.

    But is that really a duty? It wasn't god, people or nature that imposed this responsibility on the parents. There are options: abstinence, safe sex, abortion, adoption. If you choose to bypass all four, you're choosing to be a parent.
  9. Craig24

    The family cannot survive without duty.

    I've read them. I'm still not convinced that duty to family exists. Where would it come from? If it is imposed by a member of the family, which member and what gives him/her the authority to impose it?
  10. Craig24

    The family cannot survive without duty.

    Duty to whom? To do what? I'm confused. Ayn Rand defines duty as: the moral necessity to perform certain actions for no reason other than obedience to some higher authority, without regard to any personal goal, motive, desire or interest.
  11. Craig24

    Objectivist values and the personal.

    What is health and how do you achieve it? Reason supplies the answer Why do you want to be healthy? Purpose supplies the answer Are you good at being healthy? Yes? Self esteem is the result Now substitute wealth for health and ask the same three questions.
  12. Craig24

    Veganism under Objectivism

    Based on what nature? Does the thief have a different nature than a non thief? What caused that different nature?
  13. Craig24

    Isn't inheritance theft?

    Short answer: no Long answer: You launched into a lecture about the morality of squandering one's inherited wealth and compared it to squandering one's stolen wealth. You needed to separate the two things. How one obtains wealth is not related to how one uses it. Inheritance by definition is getting what a dead person willed you to get. You had the owner's permission to get it. That's not theft by any objective meaning of the concept. I could squander earned wealth too. Does that make earning it in the first place theft?
  14. Craig24

    Are Pick Up Artists Legitimate Artists?

    I guess some pua's can move women emotionally. Not sure if I would trust a pua if I was a woman. Some of the advice on how to become attractive is ok but most of the "art" is manipulative and deceptive.
  15. Craig24

    Why follow reason?

    She identified rationality as the primary virtue, the one virtue that keeps men alive. Her concern was not to describe what men actually choose but what they can and SHOULD choose.