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A collection of Post-Objectivst Essays.

A collection of Post-Objectivst Essays.

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A collection of essays that can be found at http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/post-objectivism.html
A collection of essays that can be found at http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/post-objectivism.html

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A collection of Post-Objectivst Essays.Collected by: Leo T. Magnificent
 
Preface to the book 
As the older internet sites start to die off, and produce amultitude of dead links, I thought it was a wise decision tocreate a wide variety of PDF files to collect the vast majorityof insightful essays written by post/neo-objectivsts – just incase the websites that contain them disappear or they becomelong forgotten. Also, it is to present the essays to people whowouldn't have read or heard of this movement. It is my hopethat at least some people will read these essays on their computers and/or at least print them out.-Laissez Faire!,Leo T. Magnificent
 
Preface to the EssaysThese are the premises or doctrines of Post-Objectivism. You must observe them or else you willbe assimilated. Resistance is optional.
1. RAND IS ALPHA, NOT OMEGA.
Ayn Rand was a genius, but she is a starting point, a platform, not the final word.
2. TRUTH IS OBJECTIVE, BUT IT MOVES.
Contexts expand. Information increases and is reorganized. Emphases shift. Methods are refined.Processes may be ends in themselves, not only means to goals.
 Life
is a process; only for a fetus is lifea goal.
3. Q VS. A: Q IS PRIOR TO AND MAY OUTLAST A.
The right question is as important as, and often more durable than, the right answer.Methods precede, and determine the scope of, results.Skills precede, and determine the scope of, achievements.It's not a one-way street though, they are bicausal and mutually reinforcing each other contextually.(Can you say
Dialectics
?)
4. REASON PRECEDES INDEPENDENCE, BUT CANNOT REPLACE IT.
"Objectivist schools" are nice, but you have to graduate some time.
5. TO KNOW IS TO CONNECT.
The most important work to be done today, is to compare Rand with other thinkers: to connect her withthe history of thought, and to broaden and deepen not her, but
our 
philosophy.History of ideas should be considered mandatory reading by all Randian and Objectivist thinkers, andshould be approached with a "gold-digger" attitude, not a
horror file
-attitude.
6. THERE ARE MORE VIRTUES.
There are more virtues than Ayn Rand's "Big 7".There are even more
big 
7. THERE ARE MORE THAN SEVEN DOCTRINES OF POST-OBJECTIVISM.(Can you say open-ended?)
-
Thomas Gramstad

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