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  1. I'm pretty sure that Ayn Rand is closer to empiricism than to rationalism. However, what do you guys think: is she more of a rationalist or a empiricist?
  2. Thank you all! Your comments have helped me understand the two philosophies much more clearly!!!!
  3. I have recently been interested in both Existentialism and Objectivism. I am aware that both are at odds with each otehr (from what I've read so far on an Objectivist website) but is it possible for an individual to have views from each without contradicting onesself. For example, I agree that one should do whatever brings him pleasure, but he does not necessarily have to do using reason (although it's helpful).
  4. While most chose modern songs, my personal anthem would be Beethoven's 9th!!!
  5. I recently have been obsessed over Beethoven's 9th and Schiller's Ode to Joy, and have become itnerested with the whole idea of brotehrhood. At the same time I have begun to read Ayn Rand's work and philosophy. The first calls for universal brotehrhood, while the second calls for individualism and rational self-interest. However can there be any clear, solid coherence between the two?? My answer is: yes, because one would have to be interact peacefully and graciously towards one another in order to bring about progress. What do you guys think! (I'm aware that my opinion is lacking support for the moment, and if people show interest in this post I'll put on more explanation!)
  6. You bring up a very interesting proposal. This would no doubt interest foreign companies to invest, but do you think it will happen quick enough so that Iceland can recover by at least in five years? Either way I think it would be a good idea for Iceland to have this system or something similar as it has nothing to lose from this sort of legislature.
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