reduction of virtues
Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:39 AM
Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:55 AM
Actually if anybody has applied the method of reduction to anything I'd be interested in seeing that.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 07:58 AM
Do you mean reduction to axioms or first princples? If so, Oism doesn't work that way. Briefly, I would say rationality arises from the need to live by principles and reason as man's means of survival. The other virtues come from rationailty and other aspects of the context of life as a human (individual and social). For example, Peikoff says that honesty can only be fully validated by referring to at least some of the other virtues (e.g. independence, pride), which are at an equal level hierarchically.
Begging hands and bleeding hearts will only cry out for more.
Posted 08 June 2012 - 12:01 PM
Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:45 PM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:46 AM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:31 AM
Has nobody else done what Peikoff was doing in OTI for other things? I know Tristan was talking about it but I don't think he's posted anything online.
"The Inductive Quest" is more or less a complete _copy_ of what Peikoff is doing in OTI.
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