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About seymourblogger

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    http://aynrand2.blogspot.com

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    Springfield MO
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    post modern philosophy reading through media

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    Janet ABBEY
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    I was a student of barbara Branden's in 1960-62 and at the time was a serious Objectivist. My life was changed.
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    At the present time I am blogging, reading media and Events through post modern thinking. I consider Rand a great post modern philosopher, unrecognized as such, and also by default. I only consider her fiction, and ignore her non-fiction when I write about her. Her greatness lies in her fictions, and her deep absorption of Nietzsche, which has been underestimated and scrubbed clean in her Journal and Letters. I consider Rand Nietzsche's heir, at least one of them.
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    classical music, modern art, film history. If you read me you will see al of this.
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  1. "Insane" has a legal definition, which is one among several, but it is not itself "a legal definition" -- whatever the hell that is supposed to mean. Many people OL, including myself, have been called names a lot worse than you ever have. Should you ever threaten, if only by implication ("I could sue you"), to use force against someone again, then I will personally lead a campaign to get you booted off this list. Michael is very tolerant, even of fools like you, but I doubt if he will tolerate that kind of barbarism for very long. You said on SOLO that the hacking originated in London. You kno
  2. The focus of here is on Ayn Rand's reception of Nietzsche - does B. Babich address this too, and if yes, to what extent? edited to add: I just googled "Babich and Ayn Rand" and got a link to a passage of Babich's book on Nietzsche's Philosophy of Science where she writes [bolding mine]: Here is the German translation (going by what you said, I assume it was done by Babich herself): Note that "stems" in the English version is mistranslated in her German version as "unterscheidet", which means something else: 'differs'. As for the term "begriffliche Sünde", (her translation of "conceptual so
  3. even if it changes the meanings of a sentence. Good grief selene: the meanings of a sentence or the meaning of a sentence. Now I just lost another post correcting your syntax. What's the difference between grammar and syntax anyway?
  4. I think the notion of "linearity" is connected to our thinking in "time arrow" mode. For example, we compare "then" and "now", we notice the change between what was "before" and what came "after"; we look "back" into the past and "forward" for the future, etc. You open a book - it has a "beginning" and an "end" (even if it should happen to be be a postmodern story attacking the idea of 'beginning' and 'end' ). Reading the book through from beginning to end happens within a section of the time arrow structuring our thinking. "I went to Delaware in 62 to grad school", you wrote. Again, this plac
  5. The generally poor reception you get on OL is not because you are a maverick -- almost every regular poster on OL is a maverick of some kind -- but because you are a fool. Even that might be tolerable if you were not also an annoying fool, i.e., a twit. To the gas chambers-- Go!. And take your shopping cart with you. Ghs Maybe I am a fool for commenting here. But I am not getting drunk because my money has been cut off and my landlady is threatening eviction as I am in arrears on my rent. Who is the fool? Yes? And I would bet that law organization in Bloomington is run by Michael Ausbrook. Ye
  6. No. Rand wanted her philosophy displayed exactly for the philosophy she saw it to be. Correct. It is stated above that two individuals hold themselves forth as expert, reliable expositors of what is Rand's philosophy Objectivism. But these individuals disagree on an essential issue (closed versus open system). The result is a contradiction. The Objectivist approach to contradictions is that they are the result of at least one false premise. What could be the false premise (or premises) here? Stephen, Both you and Janet are speculating; but do you really believe that without Branden and th
  7. You got Objectivism "through the Brandens." Which you came here first denigrating. Her "gift" to Nathaniel. Do you begin to understand how mixed up you are? Remember, Barbara's "35th" rate intellect? Do you begin to understand that you are insane? How can you make Rand any more than Rand made herself? Double nuts. --Brant She's going to do for Rand what Baudrillard did for Foucault. Making Rand more radical? I know. Let's change "existence exists" to "hyperreality simulates." That's our new axiom. Catchy, huh? Excellent! A perfect ready-made sound-bite. Existence exists is pretty sound
  8. You posted this nearly two months ago. Still waiting for you to "get into her style" ...Briefly. The style in which you write something must be a mirror of what you are writing about. Meyer in Twilight is writing about seduction. Her style is more seductive (to Muse and other rock music) than the seduction she is writing about. Rand's choppy, gestapo boot style that was panned by Chambers is perfect for the rusty, inefficient, clunky bureaucracy she is writing about. Her style mirrors that bureaucracy. Cosmoplis does this when Packer is in the limo start, stopping "moving in quarter inches" th
  9. No. Rand wanted her philosophy displayed exactly for the philosophy she saw it to be. Correct. It is stated above that two individuals hold themselves forth as expert, reliable expositors of what is Rand's philosophy Objectivism. But these individuals disagree on an essential issue (closed versus open system). The result is a contradiction. The Objectivist approach to contradictions is that they are the result of at least one false premise. What could be the false premise (or premises) here? Stephen, Both you and Janet are speculating; but do you really believe that without Branden and th
  10. I am aware of Hicks's take on this. x-ray. A comparison and contrast lies within the Dialectical Discourse. Did you forget that I am not there? Janet, Of course you are "not there", (i. e. in the "Dialectical Discourse"). Before getting into that in detail in a separate post, a general remark: forum posts are always also posts to a 'public', i. e. they are not exclusively addressed to a specific poster. My link to Hicks's take on the issue is to be understood that way. From your prior posts I know that you think "Hicks sucks", but your personal opinion is irrelevant in the context in which I
  11. Seymourblogger, I skimmed it. I might look deeper later, but on first blush, I would give it a subtitle: Psychobabble Your Way To Liberal Bliss And Hating The True Bogeyman, The American Right. Authoritarianism is a great topic for delving into an important facet of the human mind, irrespective of left, right, religious, atheist, or otherwise. It's a pity to see partisan propaganda where ideas should be--but then again, this is the academic world funded by government handouts. At least I hope Altemeyer got tenure in exchange for selling out. Michael I guess you weren't kidding when you said y
  12. I am aware of Hicks's take on this. x-ray. A comparison and contrast lies within the Dialectical Discourse. Did you forget that I am not there? Janet, Of course you are "not there", (i. e. in the "Dialectical Discourse"). Before getting into that in detail in a separate post, a general remark: forum posts are always also posts to a 'public', i. e. they are not exclusively addressed to a specific poster. My link to Hicks's take on the issue is to be understood that way. From your prior posts I know that you think "Hicks sucks", but your personal opinion is irrelevant in the context in which I
  13. No. No more than a movie of Pride and Prejudice or LOTR "inspires" people to read the books. The movies may have that affect on some, of course. Indeed, I only read P&P recently after watching all of the remakes, some more than a few times. I also read Northanger Abbey after watching The Jane Austen Book Club. But really, such movies are typically made for fans. Do you think that the 2009 Star Trek movie boosted sales of DS9 on DVD? In point of fact, I just bought three Star Trek role playing manuals and a Tholian cruiser, but I was already a fan. I think that applies to Atlas, als
  14. (C. Sciabarra and E. Mozes added two interesting comments as well). I am aware of Hicks's take on this. x-ray. A comparison and contrast lies within the Dialectical Discourse. Did you forget that I am not there? I've talked with Chris about this. He is interested in my POV. Did you forget also about agreeing and disagreeing in an exchange of ideas?