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Becoming Gods

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Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Mon, 2011-03-07 06:42

An update on my ultimate book project:

Becoming Gods: A Perfectionist Manifesto


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Ayn Rand: The Unknown Ideal

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Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Sun, 2011-01-30 12:59

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With appropriate modifications:

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Richard — by seddon on Wed, 2011-02-02 04:28
Kant — by Brant Gaede on Mon, 2011-01-31 22:12
What about Immanuel Kant? — by Richard Goode on Mon, 2011-01-31 19:06

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Mt. Randmore

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Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Wed, 2010-12-29 02:49
Mt. Randmore

From this (amateurish) New Yorker piece discussing present-day (")libertarianism("). (see page 2)

I like it! Smiling

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Doug ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2010-12-30 05:23
The Entitlement Premise On Display — by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2010-12-30 05:12
Good in parts, but.. — by gregster on Wed, 2010-12-29 06:15

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I've started a philosophy blog

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Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Tue, 2008-10-28 09:37
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Nice! I've just Google — by Aaron on Tue, 2008-10-28 12:17

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Sibelius

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Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Mon, 2008-05-12 00:06

Being on a real Sibelius kick lately (one of the nice thngs about being a Napster subscriber is access to a couple dozen or so different recordings of just about every major work in classical music), and given Linz's recent admission to being wowed by Sibelius's Seventh (1924), I figured it was necessary to start a separate topic for this remarkable composer.

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Doesn't have to be the Davis — by Chris Cathcart on Fri, 2008-05-16 20:54
"Long time, no see. How's it — by jriggenbach on Fri, 2008-05-16 17:20
Sibelius/Tchaik — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2008-05-16 10:11

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The rise of Religious Correctness in schools

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Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Sat, 2006-12-23 04:11
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Question about Academia — by Jeff Perren on Sat, 2006-12-23 18:05

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Currently listening to:

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Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Mon, 2006-10-09 05:03

Howard Hanson, Symphony No. 2, titled "Romantic." (On the first movement right now.) Add it to the list of Romantic music works to be listening to!

[Second movement of his Symphony No. 3 isn't shabby, either.]


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A little bit of musing on "anarchy" vs. nightwatchman state

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Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Fri, 2006-09-15 20:18

Came up with this idea more of less on the spot.

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Gov't Funding — by Fred Weiss on Sat, 2006-09-16 06:01
Chris- — by Aaron on Sat, 2006-09-16 04:17
Fred — by Chris Cathcart on Sat, 2006-09-16 04:04

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PARC -- Impressions So Far

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Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Wed, 2006-08-23 17:44

I'm at around p. 140 now, just past the chapter that seems to me to be the core of PARC, chapter 4, titled "The Exploiters and the Exploited." Looks to me to be so thoroughly damning and riveting compared to what came before, that the rest of the book could only be post-climactic.

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Chris — by James S. Valliant on Mon, 2006-08-28 22:53
KASS Kelly! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-08-28 07:21
"What was it Rand once said — by User hidden on Sun, 2006-08-27 15:25

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BB's last meeting with AR

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Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Sun, 2006-05-14 03:29

Maybe this has been discussed to death already, but I was wondering how those making the case against the Brandens (led by Valliant's PARC) viewed the portrayal of Rand in their final meeting together in Barbara's PAR -- the one in 1981. Is it the view of those critics of the Brandens that Barbara doesn't have enough credibility to make this account believable (that they had a meeting at all, much less a reasonably happy one), or is it granted as one of those times that Miss Rand is shown in a very positive light? Rand is portrayed as a very warm person, warm enough to put aside past differences enough to the extent of spending a pleasant day together. I'm also thinking of the account provided by Devers Branden in her meeting with Rand -- that Rand, instead of angrily turning Devers away at the door, was trusting enough to eventually invite her in and have a civil conversation.

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Probably Amazon. — by Casey on Thu, 2006-05-18 05:28
Not yet. — by Olivia on Thu, 2006-05-18 05:01
Claudia, — by Casey on Thu, 2006-05-18 04:53

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More of an actual "proof" there is no (transcendent) God

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Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Sat, 2006-05-13 00:19

This ties into a couple recent SOLO blog posts, one titled The proof there is no god and another on Spinoza on Freedom, Ethics, and Politics. The thoughts here are those occurring to me as I've been recently coming down quite hard on Kant's metaphysics on HPO. I won't speak to the apparent naturalistic pantheism of Spinoza; rather, I'm concerned here with a non-naturalist, transcendent God, the kind which Kant held out a metaphysical possibility for.

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>>"How would that [the idea — by Utility Belt on Sat, 2006-05-13 21:13
Probability — by Chris Cathcart on Sat, 2006-05-13 21:03
Metaphysics — by Rex Wilkinson on Sat, 2006-05-13 20:50

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