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Philosophical maundering

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Philosophical maundering

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So I did a bit of maundering on what bugs me about Objectivism, and I think that I can sum up my chief objection in one sentence: My hair was dark brown, and is now dark brown and gray. Yes, it's still hair, but it is not the hair that it was. If we consider the physical person as A, then A ceases to be what A was, as one grows older. If this was untrue, we all would still be small bald wrinkly persons wearing diapers, wouldn't we?
Alternately: Italy WAS the seat of the Roman Empire, but IS no longer. A ceased to be A, didn't it?

If you're someone who finds that Objectivism fits your worldview, please DO point out what you see as the logical fallacy here. I'm not seeing one, but that doesn't mean there isn't one.
  • Oh, don't even get me started, dude. An Objectivist with a sense of humor is FROWNED UPON. Mainly because Rand has gone on record many, many times as saying that since HUMOR WAS SUBJECTIVE IT WAS BAD.

    To which I say, bitch, this dick ain't gonna suck itself.
    • Eeeugh. See, I keep reading HER OWN stuff and going 'meh'- but Matt Ruff's lovely portrayal of her in 'Sewer, Gas, & Electric: the Public Works Trilogy' makes me kind of think '...okay, see, this is just what reality made her be. She's not a bad person for that'.
      I'm not sure there's anything wrong with me finding something funny while someone else doesn't. Smiling and laughing are two things that humans do and nothing else on the planet that lives does: I'm fairly sure that means we should do it emphatically and loudly and often!

      Also, holy crap that icon is frightening.
      • Read her biography by Barbara Brandon, called, oh yes, "The Passion of Ayn Rand." It makes a lot of what she said and did make a HELL of a lot more sense. There is something dreary about the Russian culture...

        And that icon is not my fault.
        • The Passion of Ayn Rand.

          Does this mean that Mel BrooksGibson hires Angelina Jolie to portray her and films her getting nailed up? 'Cause I'm ALL ABOUT that shit.

          Unrelatedly, well kinda relatedly, I imagine you were aware that they're currently working on an Atlas Shrugged film, w/ Ms. Jolie as Dagny Taggart?
          • Hahahahahaha no.

            And yes, I'm aware. Been aware since 2003 when the first rumblings started. It'll get made in this town slightly sooner than the Apocalypse, but not by much.
            • I've been toying with playing around with a pic of the Hollywood sign and making it read 'HELLYWOOD', lately. However- would you mind if I snagged that icon for my 'I'm at work, whee' posts?

              Oh, just as a bit of data you probably don't care TOO much about: office is moving about a half-mile westwards from where it was last we saw each other. Minus side, I'll probably be going most of a half-mile east to find food (there isn't JACK around the new office as far as food goes): plus side, it's a leeeetle bit more towards your neck of the woods if memory serves. ;)
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