Did Margaret Thatcher change the world for the better?
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Is Harry Binswanger going insane?
Submitted by Richard Goode on Sun, 2013-01-20 03:59
Harry Binswanger is a rare breed of man—he's both a philosopher and an Objectivist!
Qua philosopher, he wrote his doctoral dissertation in the philosophy of biology, later published as The Biological Basis of Teleological Concepts.
Qua Objectivist, he takes credit for compiling the Ayn Rand Lexicon.
His latest piece on the current gun control debate in the U.S. is a gem. His point is a simple one, viz., With Gun Control, Cost Benefit Analysis Is Amoral.
Here's a key excerpt.
But he's also reported as saying this on his private list.
Isn't locking away people deemed to be insane the very same evil of preventive law that Binswanger rails against in his Forbes article published only a week later? It seems that Binswanger has arrived at a contradiction.
To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one’s thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one’s mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality.
Binswanger's gone insane. He should be locked up, for the public good.
[Cross-posted from Eternal Vigilance.]
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