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BISSELL ON DIM-PART II

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Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2013-12-27 16:41

In this post, I want to talk about the section “Syllogisms and DIM Mixtures: A Not So Ominous Parallel” in Roger Bissell’s review of DIM in the December, 2013 issue of JARS.


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BISSELL ON DIM

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Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2013-12-27 14:28

Bissell on DIM

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SCHOPENHAUER ON KANT

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Submitted by seddon on Tue, 2013-11-26 21:57

I write the post in order to recommend Schopenhauer to Soloists. Specifically, the Appendix to his magnum opus, The World as Will and Representation. Now why should this be of interest to Soloists?

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DIM INTEGRATION

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Submitted by seddon on Mon, 2013-07-01 21:43

Does DIM mischaracterize Rand epistemology as fundamentally “integration?” Chapter One of the book is entitled “Integration.” He claims there that, “Integration, [Rand] said, was the key to underst


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A QUESTION ABOUT NOMINALISM

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Submitted by seddon on Sun, 2013-06-30 13:39

When Rand defines nominalism, the word “arbitrary” is included. For example, Rand writes on p.

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THE INTENSION-EXTENSION DISTINCTION

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Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2013-06-14 17:14

In another post, I mentioned the distinction between the intension and extension. On pp. 104-6 of ITOE, Peikoff mentions and dismisses this dichotomy as “another artificial split . . .

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ANTICIPATION

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Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2013-05-31 16:48

On another thread I was discussing Kant’s concept of phenomena and I suggested he means that we are not acquainted with the thing in itself but rather with our mode of knowing the thing in itself.


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Heidegger on Kant

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Submitted by seddon on Tue, 2013-05-14 12:48

In the 1927-28 semester, Heidegger delivered a course on Kant’s CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON.

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How DIM are Aristotle, Plato and Newton?

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Submitted by seddon on Sun, 2013-05-05 17:27

Peikoff has Aristotle and Newton as I-mode thinkers and Plato as P2. In other words, Aristotle and Newton are secularist while Plato is a pure supernaturalist. Are these modal assignments accurate?

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APRIL RACH

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Submitted by seddon on Thu, 2013-04-04 16:27

It's that time again, folks. Time to celebrate the birth of Sergei Rachmaninoff. I have my Steinway loaded with his sheet music and I'll be listening to him all month. Enjoy, Soloists.

Fred

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KANT ON CREATION

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Submitted by seddon on Wed, 2013-04-03 13:47

All, or certainly most, Objectivists agree that Kant says we CREATE the phenomenal world. For the latest installment of this claim, see Peikoff’s THE DIM HYPOTHESIS, p.

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A Strange Use of Pollock

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Submitted by seddon on Wed, 2013-02-20 16:30

In a power point presentation, Kenneth F.


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Rand on Nietzsche on Rand

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Submitted by seddon on Tue, 2013-02-12 16:00

Most of you probably know that Rand had selected five passages from Nietzsche to use as mottos for the four parts of THE FOUNTAINHEAD as well as the novel itself.

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Fish a POMO?!

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Submitted by seddon on Sun, 2012-12-30 01:44

Stanley Fish, the Miltonist, is normally characterized as a postmodern thinker. But in his recent book, Versions of Antihumanism, he sounds suspiously unlike a postmodernist.


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When is an 'ought' not an 'ought'?

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Submitted by seddon on Sun, 2012-10-21 03:58

Got my latest issue of JARS (August 2012) and Lachlan Doughney’s article “Deducing ‘Ought’ from ‘Is’” caught my eye.


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Not Even Making a Dent

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Submitted by seddon on Wed, 2012-09-26 11:28

I have been a subscriber and contributor to JARS since the beginning and now regret to report that I have just read the worst article ever to appear in that journal.

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DIMwit - Part IV

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Submitted by seddon on Tue, 2012-09-18 23:19

This post is more like a little note that I thought some of you Soloists would find interesting. Note 131 on p. 356 deals with a sentence in the Declaration of Independence.

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DIMwit - Part III

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Submitted by seddon on Tue, 2012-09-18 10:35

In this post I want to challenge Peikoff’s identification of Plato as Misintegrator and Aristotle as Integrator. I want to suggest that Plato is the Integrator and Aristotle the Disintegrator!

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DIMwit - Part II

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Submitted by seddon on Sat, 2012-09-15 12:07

This post will concern itself with the section in Peikoff’s new book concerning Kant, pp. 32-39. All quotations are from these pages unless otherwise indicated.

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DIMwit - Part I

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Submitted by seddon on Sat, 2012-09-15 09:38

DIMwit Part I

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Another Open Letter to Stephen Hicks

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Submitted by seddon on Mon, 2012-07-30 14:41

Dear Stephen,

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Open Letter to Stephen Hicks

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Submitted by seddon on Sat, 2012-03-24 14:00

Dear Stephen

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Leonardo on the Penis

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Submitted by seddon on Tue, 2012-03-20 16:50

Read this in Toby Lester's DA VINCI'S GHOST and thought of Linz. How this buddy?

Leonardo wrote,

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Germans and other Greeks: Tragedy and the Ethical Life

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Submitted by seddon on Sun, 2012-02-26 18:36

Germans and other Greeks: Tragedy and the Ethical Life by Dennis J. Schmidt

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SOMETHING FISHY

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Submitted by seddon on Sat, 2011-11-12 20:47

In his EXPLAINING POSTMODERNISM, Hicks says some rather nasty things about Stanley Fish.

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LOST IN TRANSLATION

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Submitted by seddon on Fri, 2011-10-07 00:49

Anyone who has read my book on Rand, knows that I’m not one of those who read Plato as a two-world metaphysician. But I am sympathetic to those who think he was but don’t read Greek.

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Kant on Reason and Reality

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Submitted by seddon on Mon, 2011-09-26 13:32

It is a commonplace in Objectivism that Kant severed reason from reality. I would like to examine this notion.

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EXPLAINING POSTMODERNISM: EXPANDED EDITION

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Submitted by seddon on Sun, 2011-09-18 16:34

I have good news for all of you who hate pomowankers of the philosophical world.

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THE POT AND THE KETTLE

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Submitted by seddon on Wed, 2011-08-10 19:35

Some of Galileo’s opponents are often laughed at for refusing to look through his telescope and seeing with their own eyes the satellites of Jupiter.

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CONTEMPLATING THE ‘IFS’

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Submitted by seddon on Tue, 2011-08-02 17:52
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