September 13, 2007

Objectivist Carnival

Rational Jenn presents Indentured Servitude posted at Rational Jenn. She says, "This is pretty much why I hate TIME Magazine."

Monica presents Human Collages posted at Spark A Synapse.

Ergo presents Richard Dawkins is not an Atheist posted at Leitmotif. He says, "By his own admission, Richard Dawkins is not an atheist--at least not a "strong" one. I point out how this philosophic shortcoming is a logical outcome of his empiricism. Only Objectivism offers the most robust framework for rejecting the supernatural and upholding the primacy of existence."

And finally, I (Flibbert) submitted Cities: Capitalist Paradise or Socialist Hives? posted at Flibbertigibbet. My comment: "A lively discussion about the economic advantages of suburbs versus cities ensued from this post. One thing we can all agree on is this: Collectivism sucks!!"


Objectivists! The carnival is a weekly event of link love and traffic sharing! (Or is it link sharing and traffic love? I can't remember.)

Anyway, you should submit your links weekly and volunteer to host. By submitting links, you have a weekly opportunity to catch the eye of new readers via other people's blogs. And when you host, your blog becomes the go-to site for new, interesting posts from the world of Objectivism.

Feed your mind and spirit by reading the carnival! Feed your blog by participating!


We also had one posting from a Libertarian. I want to point out that I do not endorse the Libertarian Party or their loosey-goosey ideas about "freedom." I've said as much multiple times and I would also point out that Ayn Rand herself denounced the LP. Suffice it to say that the Libertarian Party and its associated political philosophy however poorly defined is not consistent with Objectivism. Therefore, Libertarian posts are not welcome in the carnival.

I am pointing this out to make it clear that Libertarians are not invited to join our carnival.

However, Stephen Littau, submitted something and he seems to be a Libertarian who has spent a little time reading about Objectivism. I don't think he submitted his link out of any malicious or subversive motivation whatsoever. It's more likely to me that he isn't aware of Objectivism's objections to the LP. I want to encourage him in pursuing Objectivism, so I've decided to link to his blog of my own accord and not as part of the carnival, nor do I endorse this as being reflective of Objectivism.

Stephen Littau presents Tradition—The Most Dangerous Fallacy of All posted at Fearless Philosophy For Free Minds.

Hosts of the carnival, myself included, reserve the right not to include any links submitted to the carnival for any reasons they care to apply.

Posted by Flibbertigibbet at September 13, 2007 12:02 AM | TrackBack

Thanks for linking my post. I am aware that Objectivists and Libertarians are at odds with each other on certain key points. I don't consider myself to be either at this point, though I think my views are closer to the Objectivist mindset than the Libertarian mindset (Libertarians are particularly flawed on matters of national security; Objectivists at least care about self preservation). I am very much an admirer of Ayn Rand and her work. Objectivism, as I understand it makes the more rational sense to me than any philosophy I have studied so far.

Posted by: Stephen Littau at September 15, 2007 03:30 PM

Thanks, Stephen!

As I mentioned in my post, I do want to encourage you to continue your study of the philosophy.

My lengthy disclaimers are present, however, to qualify my inclusion of your link because you are admittedly non-Objectivist. That's all.

I certainly think Objectivism is the right philosophy and ultimately rational. Keep it up! I hope to see you back in the carnival one day as a full-fledged Objectivist!

Posted by: Flibbert at September 17, 2007 11:05 AM
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