Thursday, August 21, 2008

Objectivist Round Up #58

Blog Carnival is acting crazy today, but that's not going to stop us from rounding up this week's best posts from Objectivist blog authors!

First, a little bit about Objectivism, by its creator, Ayn Rand:

My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.

"About the Author," Atlas Shrugged, Appendix.
For more information about Objectivism, I refer you to the Ayn Rand Institute and the new website for the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights!

Here we go!

K. M. presents Abortion, Female Foeticide and Rights posted at Applying philosophy to life.

Guy Barnett presents Now Taking Fall 2008 Orders posted at The Undercurrent.

The Aesthetic Capitalist presents No Wall, Open Immigration posted at The Aesthetic Capitalist.

Andy Clarkson presents Rick Warren And The Threat To The Pursuit Of Happiness posted at The Charlotte Capitalist.

Ari Armstrong presents Amendment 48 Would Harm Actual People posted at, saying "Amendment 48, which would define a fertilized egg as a person in Colorado's constitution, would dramatically harm actual people."

Myrhaf presents Shakespeare In a Park posted at Myrhaf, saying "This a positive one -- meaning it's about art, not politics."

Edward Cline
presents A Fateful Forgiveness posted at The Rule of Reason. Edward writes: A little noted federal court ruling has found the enemies of the U.S. not guilty of knowingly attacking the U.S. Our feckless judiciary has handed the Islamists another legal victory, one which, given the employment of non-objective law, will be difficult to reverse.

Stella Daily presents When fat camp costs too much posted at ReasonPharm, saying "Weight loss camps are beyond the reach of many obese youngsters, but that doesn't mean the rest of us should pay for them."

Adam Reed presents InLine Activism: A University Policy on Free Expression posted at Born to Identify, writing "I hope that this is a good example of successful inline activism."

K. M. presents Culture posted at Applying philosophy to life, on the role of culture in man's life.

Jared Rhoads presents The Lucidicus Project - Editorials on Individual Rights in Medicine posted at The Lucidicus Project, "Harry and Louise are back, apparently with a message of 'if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.'"

Gus Van Horn presents What will Boston look like? at Gus Van Horn, saying " In a future full of unanswered questions, the author at least manages to identify a strange tree!"

Diana Hsieh
presents The Emerging Religious Left at Noodlefood, remarking " My just-published letter to the editor warns of the dangers of the emerging religious left."

That's it for this week! Join us next week--Cogito's Thoughts will be our host!

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