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The Confessions of an Orthodox Objectivist

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Submitted by Chanakya on Mon, 2017-04-17 03:03

I have a confession to make. For two years I was an Orthodox Objectivist.

On any usual day, I used to make nice and reverent comments in the social media about some Objectivist God or demigod (I will reveal later in the article who the Gods and the demigods are). I was a member of the “Orthodox brigade” on FB—we used to “like” each other’s nice and reverent posts and leave complimentary comments.

Recent Comments:
Hypocrisy of Orthodox Objectivists — by Chanakya on Tue, 2017-05-02 13:36
Not so complete control — by Ed Hudgins on Tue, 2017-05-02 04:39
Intellectual heir? Who cares? — by Chanakya on Sun, 2017-04-30 17:32

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The Parrot, The Wind, The Gremlins, and Peikoff’s Doctrine of Arbitrary Assertion

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Submitted by Chanakya on Wed, 2017-05-10 07:50

When I read Leonard Peikoff’s 'Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand' (OPAR) a few years ago, I was impressed by his exposition of Ayn Rand’s philosophy.

Recent Comments:
@ Luke, you have said that — by Chanakya on Wed, 2017-05-10 17:59
Already Defined in OPAR — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2017-05-10 16:48
The doctrine of arbitrary is irrational — by Chanakya on Wed, 2017-05-10 15:59

The Revelation: The Cult of Orthodox Objectivists Exists

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Submitted by Chanakya on Wed, 2017-04-12 13:08

There was a time when I used to vehemently reject the idea that the cult of “Orthodox Objectivists” could ever exist.

Recent Comments:
the royal 'we' — by J Cuttance on Fri, 2017-04-14 21:42
Allan Blumenthal — by Luke Setzer on Fri, 2017-04-14 17:11
Checking Anti-Entropy — by Chanakya on Fri, 2017-04-14 15:22

The Harry Potter Syndrome in Objectivism

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Submitted by Chanakya on Tue, 2017-04-04 01:49

Soon after I became active in the FB Objectivist circles about 3-years ago, I realized that Ayn Rand’s philosophy of reason has transmogrified into a system of revelation. Many Objectivists believe that Rand is their first God, her intellectual heir Dr. Leonard Peikoff is their second God, and the intellectuals endorsed by Dr. Peikoff are their myriad demigods.

Recent Comments:
Losers — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2017-04-05 22:01
Narcissism Against Egoism — by Luke Setzer on Wed, 2017-04-05 15:25
On Boy Wizards & Their Magic Wand — by Chanakya on Wed, 2017-04-05 14:06

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