SGROSSMAN at umassd.edu
Mon Aug 22 12:50:11 MDT 1994
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 1994 23:23:36 -0400 (EDT)
From: Alex Trotter <uburoi at panix.com>
>The only person I can think of who was as gung ho for objective
>epistemology as Ayn Rand was...V.I. Lenin.
Traditional objectivity (from Plato, Aristotle): ideas in reality revealed to
Marx, being a Kantian, basically held that ideas were subjective to active
mind whose activity distorted reality. Marx simply modified Kantian
subjectivity with economics (as Nazis did with race).
Rand's radical objectivity: ideas are reality as volitionally and logically
processed by active mind whose activity is method of knowing reality.
>Leninism and Libertarianism--as different as Coke and Pepsi.
As similar as two sodas: both reject reason as absolute.
>Oppose one ideology with another? Why bother? Hang all ideologies!
Ideology is human cognitive need of survival. Even Marx knew this.
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