A debate with libertarians

One of the most inspirational political thinkers and someone who positively commented on my economic theory[1], Foster Gamble (categorized as int8), has recently claimed on his blog that Stefan Molyneux (categ. mat8), a well-known libertarian and YouTube celebrity, is “arguably history’s most advanced philosopher.” Gamble, himself an avowed libertarian and anarchist, has been inspired greatly by Molyneux, but Gamble’s beginning was not in imitation of Molyneux’s views like it is today. In 2012, he produced the documentary movie THRIVE (see below) and started his movement based on the philosophy and premises discussed in it. Continue reading


The ideal of the feminine: the integrative aesthetic of Whale Rider

Before proceeding to read, please see Whale Rider (2002). This is going to be not a review but an aesthetic analysis, which may reveal wonder, as when Pai thinks, “it’s quiet down deep” (just listen to it). Even so, it’s hard to cover everything in this movie, so be prepared for my patent scattering of thoughts. Continue reading

Part I of the epistemological Model: physics to chemistry

Levels 1-3 of the Model describe the relationships of the subjects of study from particle physics to chemistry. But before I start with the first elements of the Model, I must mention what precedes them. Steven Hawking and his followers argue that all particles are preceded by some unknowable state that led to the Big Bang. This state is a singularity, and it is like a particle that contains all particles of the universe. Cosmic background radiation is interpreted as an early result of this state along with the observable universe. Hawking described this state by extending Einstein’s special relativity on the quantum level to what preceded the quantum level, namely, the microscopic singularity, the kind that physicists try to understand in particle collision experiments. On the cosmic level, such singularity is simultaneous throughout all of space. Continue reading

Toward New Epistemology

Harry Binswanger, one of prominent Objectivist philosophers, in his lecture on Perception thoroughly explains the relationship of perception to sensation and conception. He provides evidence and reasoning to show that we are born perceiving through our field of awareness. Epistemology is the theory of knowledge that answers on questions such as: “What is the nature of knowledge? How do we know? What is the process of acquiring knowledge?” The epistemology developed by Ayn Rand provides some missing links to the classical, Aristotelian worldview. Continue reading