"Axioms: The Eight-fold Way" This article examines the history of thought on the nature of axioms in human knowledge, then focuses on the role of axioms in Objectivism.
Dual Foundationalism and the Core of the Objectivist Logic For several years, I have been at work on a book, the primary focus of which has been the Objectivist Theory of Logic. Although I certainly intend to continue with this work, I have decided that it is time to begin to share some of the results which I have arrived at with those who may find the subject a matter of interest.
"'My Life and My Love of It' - Comments on Objectivist Ethics" is a large, well-written defense of the Objectivist Ethics, focusing principally on how a survivalist interpretation of the standard of value (i.e., "dominant-end ethic") may, if properly understood, achieve all the richness which others seek when introducing a flourisher interpretation of of the standard of value (where numerous values are regarded as being "constitutive" of the primary end). Written by Bryan Register, this article is presently being hosted by
The Philosopher's Den of UT-Austin, a website run by the university's student philosophy club.
"A Philosophy for Living On Earth" Another large article, this time in defense of an approach beginning from a flourisher's interpretation of the objectivist standard of value, principally with happiness as an end-in-itself, but seeking to bridge the gap between the flourisher and survivalist interpretations. Well-written, innovative.
"The Survivalist/Flourisher-Dichotomy" A smaller article written by myself in which I attempt to argue that both of the dominant interpretations of the Objectivist standard of value are mistaken.
Collections: Collections of Articles. An important resource.
The Objectivity Home Page is the website of a periodical which leans strongly in the direction of Objectivism, yet which is attempting to deal with issues in technical philosophy at a technical level. For those of us who believe that considerable work must be done in the realm of technical philosophy, Objectivity is a welcome addition to the Objectivist community. Roughly ninety pages, biannually.
The Reason Web -- Home of FUNDAMENTALS is the newsletter of the Philadelphia Area Objectivism Discussion Group, publishes approximately three short articles every three months, and makes them available on the web.
I am not endorsed by the individuals or organizations listed. Nor should the fact that I am including them be regarded as evidence that any of them have received my unqualified endorsement. What I endorse-- unreservedly-- is the active mind which judges things for itself.