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  1. 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.
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    Veganism under Objectivism

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

    FYI, Objectivism is NOT egalitarianism. It is individualist. It wants all rewards to be earned by ability and honest work. It does not want all the spoils to be shared by everyone equally regardless of ability or the amount and quality of work done like the egalitarians do.
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    Sex and Trade

    Be attractive to her and she will respond by desiring sex then you will not even have to ask for it.
  8. This article from 4 years ago is eye opening: Perpetuating the Lie
  9. Strawman. It isn't about this at all. It's about being objective when comparing governments. Is it possible to evaluate two governments side by side or not? Is it possible to reason that Singapore is better than Venezuela?
  10. I must assume that you meant "that's NOT a reason to say capitalism fails for the pharmaceutical industry."
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    Interesting. What's the problem as you see it?
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    Is it proper to say that individual trees are not concepts they are just trees but the concept tree objectively refers to the particular trees? In the same way, a similarity (the common denominator that makes a tree a tree) is not a universal it is just a similarity but the universal (treeness) objectively refers to the similarity. Is that really all that hard when you think about it?
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    Particulars or concretes exist. How do you know universals do? Perhaps more to the point, how do you know that similarities are universals?
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    The Law of Identity

    Ok but there are allegedly conscious states about the following: God, near death experience, astral projection, reincarnation. That's just off the top of my head. Isn't it special pleading to make sex transitioning an exception? You're an Objectivist for crying out loud. Act like one.
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    Correcting the nonaggression "principle"

    What do you mean by that right? The right to property is a single right, not potentially a billion different little rights. Just one. Did you alienate your property rights? No. You only alienated an object. Rights don't refer to objects. You can still act to gain,keep, use and dispose of material values. That didn't change with any trade you choose to make. The only way you could alienate your rights is by enslaving yourself or killing yourself. I think Rand does object to that strongly.