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Leiter Finds Free Market Ideas "Amusing"

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Ayn Rand's Philosophy not "A Propos" to Leiter's Naturalism

Brian Leiter of "Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog", could not be expected to be a fan of Ayn Rand, because of his contribution to the determinism of scientific naturalism. So it is not surprising that he "finds amusing" lieterreports an article in "Slate" slate.com that describes libertarianism as "ideology [that] makes no sense," because its adherents are "frozen in the worldview many of them absorbed from reading Ayn Rand novels in high school. Slate also says, "Utopians of the right, libertarians are just as convinced that their ideas have yet to be tried, and that they would work beautifully if we could only just have a do-over of human history."

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People just can't accept the idea that the ends don't justify the means. It's not a matter of which plan works out "beautifully", it's a matter of which one is right, and which one does not violate individual rights.

Such an idea sure as hell has not been tested for any length of time. As soon as there's a sign of trouble, suddenly the ends justify the means.

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People just can't accept the idea that the ends don't justify the means. It's not a matter of which plan works out "beautifully", it's a matter of which one is right, and which one does not violate individual rights.

Such an idea sure as hell has not been tested for any length of time. As soon as there's a sign of trouble, suddenly the ends justify the means.

I don't think it's merely that. They also don't understand that the moral IS the practical. ie, Capitalism is both moral and practical.

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I don't think it's merely that. They also don't understand that the moral IS the practical. ie, Capitalism is both moral and practical.

So why it's not practised anywhere?

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So why is it not practised anywhere?

Because people have the wrong idea of what is morality and where it comes from.

People accept wrong moral theories because they don't know how to think properly.

People don't know how to think properly because no one teaches them.

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