In this episode of Functional Philosophy, I answer questions on immigration and whether Objectivists can believe in God, and I elaborate on the disaster that is the libertarian appropriation of Ayn Rand as manifest in FEE's latest ebook.
In this episode of Functional Philosophy, I explain how values are neither subjective nor intrinsic, how they neither depend on feelings, as libertarians would have it, nor exist apart from any valuer, as the religious would have it. Values are objective.
In this episode of Functional Philosophy, I lay out what Ayn Rand believed about abortion, elaborate my own view, and explain what's wrong with the libertarian pro-abortion and the religious anti-abortion views.
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I discuss Jordan Peterson's use of bad physics to shore up his bad ideas. I call this popular tactic argumentum ad quantum, the argument that one's irrational ideas just might be right because reality is contradictory at the subatomic level.