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Premises Of Post-Objectivism





INDEX TO POST-OBJECTIVISM



  1. DEFINING POST-OBJECTIVISM
  2. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  3. ABORTION
  4. ANARCHISM/MINIMUM STATE
  5. ANTHROPOCENTRIC AND BIOCENTRIC RELIGION
  6. FEMINISM
  7. IDEOLOGY, ECONOMICS & SOCIAL CONDITIONS
  8. OBJECTIVISM AS A MOVEMENT AND LIVING PHILOSOPHY
  9. TECHNOSOPHY & TECHNOCULTURE
  10. TRANSHUMANISM, PROGRESS AND UTOPIA
  11. MISCELLANEOUS





DEFINING POST-OBJECTIVISM

What is Post-Objectivism?
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/post-objectivism.html

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/submission-guidelines.html
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ABORTION

Another Look at Abortion
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/abortion-machanreply.html
A response by Thomas Gramstad to Tibor Machan's Full Context article.

Context, Responsibility and Law
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/abortion-context.html
A response by Nicholas Dykes to Will Thomas' Navigator article.

Can Cryopreservation Solve "The Abortion Problem"?
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/cryobortion.html
Thomas Gramstad thinks it might.

The Rand-and-abortion Mailing List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rand-and-abortion

A Guide to Individualist Abortion Resources
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/abortion-links.html


ANARCHISM/MINIMUM STATE

In Defense of Rational Anarchism
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/rational-anarchism.html
George H. Smith explores the history of legal pluralism, the inner logic and subjectivism of state-sovereignty, and the meaning and consequences of objective justice, reaching the conclusion that Ayn Rand's concept of government is a "sheep in wolf's clothing" and that Rand in reality was an advocate of anarcho-capitalism.

Mrs. Logic and the Law
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/misslogic.html
A Critique of Ayn Rand's View of Government by Nicholas Dykes.

Some Thoughts About Rights
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/right-thoughts.html
Nicholas Dykes on the existence and nature of rights, drawing on historical and anhtropological evidence.

The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without the State
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/enterprise-of-law.html
Nicholas Dykes reviews Bruce Benson's empirical and controversial book.

Ayn Rand and the Perversion of Libertarianism
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/perversion-of-libertarianism.html
Leftist anarchist criticisms of Ayn Rand by Lance Klafta, including the history of libertarianism and comparisons of Rand with Marx.

The Aynarchism Mailing List
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/lists/aynarchism.html


ANTHROPOCENTRIC AND BIOCENTRIC RELIGION

A Call to Objectivists and Randians For Dialogue With Buddhists
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/buddhists-and-objectivists.html
Savaka Sukhothaia suggests that Buddhists are much closer to Objectivism than commonly assumed, and that dialogue between the two groups could prove fertile and valuable for both.

A Few Notes Towards Buddhjectivism
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/buddhjectivism.html
Thomas Gramstad offers a few exploratory notes of comparison between Objectivism and Buddhism, primarily in the fields of ethics, epistemology and psycho-epistemology.


FEMINISM

Ayn Rand's Approaches to Sexuality: Their Values, Disvalues, and Significances
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/sexual-approaches.html
Bryan Register examines Rand's critique of contemporary gender roles and her sexual ontology.

The Female Hero: A Randian Feminist Synthesis
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/female-hero.html
Thomas Gramstad unites Ayn Rand's concept of heroism with modern feminism, arriving at a radical yet ancient vision of the Amazon as the ultimate hero. Includes discussions of postandrogyny and nonpatriarchal sexualities.

The Randian Feminism Mailing List
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/lists/randian-feminism.html

Real Biology is Individualist, Not Collectivist
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/real-biology.html
A response by Thomas Gramstad to Cathy Young's Reason magazine review of Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand.

Vive les Differences!
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/vive-les-differences.html
Thomas Gramstad examines the Orwellian, collectivist nature of a well-known and overused catch-phrase - and how to recast it in a way that promotes rather than hinders individualism.

The Cultural Phenomenon of Warrior Heroines
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/warriorheroine-chat.html
Transcript of Ifeminists.com chat session with Thomas Gramstad.

What is Feminism?
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/whatisfeminism.html
A response by Thomas Gramstad to Glenn Lamont in Free Radical.

Who is Dagny Taggart?
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/whoisdagny.html
Article by Charles Wieder about Art Versus Philosophy in Ayn Rand's Writings on Male/Female Relationships.


IDEOLOGY, ECONOMICS & SOCIAL CONDITIONS

Class, Hegemony, and Ideology: A Libertarian Approach
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/class-hegemony-ideology-lib.html
A libertarian dialectical analysis of class, hegemony and ideology by Bryan Register.


OBJECTIVISM AS A MOVEMENT AND LIVING PHILOSOPHY

Letter from Kirsti Minsaas on the Peikoff-Kelley split
http://www.gramstad.no/po/minsaas-letter.html

David Kelley in San Francisco (1990)
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/kelley-in-san-fran.txt
A report by Raymie Stata.

An Ass or a Lion?
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/ass-or-lion.html
Nicholas Dykes reviews Peikoff's Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand.


TECHNOSOPHY & TECHNOCULTURE

An Introduction to Aristotelian Computer Science
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/aristotelian-computer-science.html
Aristotelian Artificial Intelligence? Thomas Gramstad on Eyal Mozes' deductive database based on Aristotelian logic.

Consciousness Without Biology (and its consequences)
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/consciousness-without-biology.html
Gary McGath on why computers are not and cannot become thinking machines. Is Artificial Intelligence dead?

On the Possibility of "Artificial Consciousness"
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/artificial-consciousness.html
Thomas Gramstad on Artificial Intelligence and consciousness in Objectivity, a response to Gary McGath.

Can Freedom Withstand E-books?
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/freedom-versus-ebooks.html
Richard Stallman on the ominous business practices of e-book producers and how they may affect the freedom to read.


TRANSHUMANISM, PROGRESS AND UTOPIA

The Culture as an Ideal Society
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/the-culture.html
Thomas Gramstad explains why he thinks science fiction writer Iain M. Banks' utopian future society ought to be recognized as the ultimate embodiment of Randian (or any liberty-loving) social theory.

Immortality Would be Worth it
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/infinity-and-immortality.html
Svein Olav Nyberg on infinity and immortality in Objectivity, in response to Stephen Hicks.


MISCELLANEOUS

Interview with Kirsti Minsaas by Karen Reedstrom and Thomas Gramstad
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/minsaas-interview.html
The classic from Full Context.

Heroism: Rand's and Bernstein's
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/heroism.html
A discussion by Thomas Gramstad of the nature of heroism instigated by Andrew Bernstein's article.

Y2K: A Radical Solution
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/y2k-solution.html
Lighthearted satire by Thomas Gramstad.




The address of this document:
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/articles.html

Author's address:
thomas@gramstad.no

Index to the Post-Objectivism web site:
http://folk.uio.no/thomas/po/articles.html


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