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  1. 1. Nobody before her thought the standard of ethics should be based on each person's life? 2. Do you remember what chapter in ITOE?
  2. What has Ayn Rand added to philosophy? Some of the ideas of her philosophy had been figured out prior to her, so what things had she herself figured out for philosophy?
  3. Say, property owner Jezebelle hires private fire extinguishing company A to protect her home. Company A puts out a fire on Jezebelle's neighbors' property and damages the property. If Jezebelle's neighbor decides to sue for damages, would the neighbor sue Jezebelle or Company A? And assuming Jezebelle's neighbor doesnt have coverage by a fire company, could Company A sue the neighbor for "potential damages" they could have caused, expenses for extinguishing his fire, or for putting their lives on the line?
  4. But couldnt that property owner still sue a stranger for putting out the fire? I understand what you're saying about morally right, but that seems like it might be different in this case to legal rights, right?
  5. There are many possibilities how and where a fire is burning, so is there an objective definition explaining when a man's rights are being threatened?
  6. What if you're not a nearby neighbor? Can any individual go on that person's property without permission and try to put out the fire? By what standard can you judge if a man's rights are being "threatened"?
  7. A free society would consist only of private firefighting companies, right? That would mean each property owner would have the option of signing a contract with one of those companies. But if there is a fire on a property that has no contract with any company, does the potential of the fire(spreading to other properties) give the companies a right to go on their property and distinguish the fire?
  8. I've seen a few people misinterpret what I tried to say initially, so I'll clarify. I said: "The plaintiff sued the defendant because the defendant smashed the plaintiff's car." Some are mistaking this to mean that the defendant borrowed the plaintiff's car, but thats not the case. I should have said the defendant smashed into the plaintiff's car. These people have never met prior the this incident.
  9. The car was stolen in a "nice" neighborhood, assumably not a high-crime area. He left it with the keys in the ignition, doors unlocked. He left the car unattended for several hours.
  10. The question though, is if the defendant is liable for the damages of the plaintiffs car.
  11. Just to clarify, the keys were in the ignition and the doors were unlocked. The reason why the plaintiff didnt sue the robber of the vehicle was because the robber ran away after he crashed the car. The plaintiff said he talked to the robber for a minute and then the robber suddenly ran away into the night.
  12. The plaintiff sued the defendant because the defendant smashed the plaintiff's car. The defendant said his car was stolen and thats when it was crashed. The defendant admits he left his keys in his vehicle(while on his property) for a long period of time(he felt ill after grocery shopping). In the end, Judge Alex made the judgement in favor for the plaintiff because under state law it is illegal to keep your keys in your vehicle while unattended. Therefore, Judge Alex claimed the defendant was liable for the damages to the plaintiffs car. Is this a good law?
  13. Relax, and dont be so meticulous about things like that. All you need to be concerned about is acting the way you think you should act. How other people react to your actions is out of your control.
  14. Atlas Shrugged has been delayed In an interview with Angelina Jolie: She had a little more to say about the adaptation of Atlas Shrugged, which is moving forward very slowly, despite having the Plan B powerhouse of Pitt and Jolie behind it. Angelina told me that the project is still on the table, but "the thing with Atlas is just, we all feel that it's one of those projects where if you can't do it right, you really can't touch it. So we have not had all the pieces come together. There's not been a director that's right to come on, or all of those elements. So until it does, you know, I certainly don't want to be a part of something that's just put together to hit 'this date.'" http://idiie.cinematical.com/2007/06/17/an...gged-is-stalle/
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