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These are the premises or doctrines of Post-Objectivism. You must observe them or else you will be assimilated. Resistance is optional.
Ayn Rand was a genius, but she is a starting point, a platform, not the final word.
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 life a goal.
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?)
"Objectivist schools" are nice, but you have to graduate some time.
The most important work to be done today, is to compare Rand with other thinkers: to connect her with the 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, and should be approached with a "gold-digger" attitude, not a horror file-attitude.
There are more virtues than Ayn Rand's "Big 7".
There are even more big virtues than Rand's "Big 7".
For example: courage, mindfulness, benevolence, prudence, serenity, exuberance, eupraxophy, mudita.
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