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“Tim’s Vermeer”

Paleo Retiree writes: The biggest surprise for me about this documentary was how un-tricky, un-conceptual, and un-meta it was. Co-produced and hosted by Penn Jillette and directed by his partner-in-po-mo-magic Teller, it’s a straightforward account of their friend Tim Jenison, … Continue reading

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Was Ayn Rand Secretly a Statist?

Eddie Pensier writes: John Humphreys of the Australian Libertarian Society starts a whopper of an argument on the ALS’ Facebook page: There is an apparent contradiction at the heart of objectivism. Ayn Rand said that she opposed the initiation of … Continue reading

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Put on Your Thinking Cap

epiminondas writes: You’re going to need it…

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Cartoon of the Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes:  

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Quote of the Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes: “The degeneration of philosophical schools in its turn is the consequence of the mistaken belief that one can philosophize without having been compelled to philosophize by problems outside philosophy….Genuine philosophical problems are always rooted outside philosophy and … Continue reading

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