ProfessorWright professes philosophy. He may also profess ObjectivIsm?, which makes a terrible WikiName. Its value as a philosophy is open to debate.

I found this quotation on the [Ayn Rand Institute web site]. Professor Wright was writing the "Philosophy" section of the "Student Survival Guide".

Besides providing a base for ethics and politics, metaphysics and epistemology determine how one approaches the natural sciences and the humanities. Indeterminism in physics, determinism in psychology, the theory-practice dichotomy in economics, the postmodernist denial of truth in history, [...] is the result of the basic premises its practitioners work from implicitly or explicitly about the nature of man, the universe, and man's means of knowledge.

I think that's just funny how he juxtaposed the "indeterminism" and "determinism" bits. What I can't figure out is whether he's [innocent or guilty] of the Law of Eristic Escalation. Either way, Wright's contribution stands out for its, well, objectivity in the survival guide-- see the section on PhySics. Better yet, don't.


"YourMom [i.e. ChrisRoberts's] has a dictatorial soul."

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