Norman Stephen Kinsella is an Austro-anarchist legal theorist (from his own website). His primary focus is on patent law and intellectual property rights. This is a review of his most recent work titled Against Intellectual Property and I aim to refute some of his assertions against protecting intellectual property rights. There is no problem addressing […]Read more "Supporting Intellectual Property?- Review of Against Intellectual Property"
Hedonism is a concept that has always fascinated me, in simple terms, hedonism means pleasure seeking. To the hedonists, pleasure or happiness has the highest value which shall be maximised against pain. Essentially, hedonists are individualist utilitarians who focuses on the self rather than a collective. So is there limit of pleasure seeking? In Objectivist terms […]Read more "The Limit of Freedom"
Voltairine was born on November 17th, 1866 to a French father and a puritan mother. She graduated from grammar school at the age of 12. Her father recanted his libertarian ideal and become religious, by sending Voltairine to a convent in Canada, which she lamented. The repressive atmosphere was not good for health, her fragile […]Read more "A Beautiful Mind-Voltairine de Cleyre"
Bioshock is a video game franchise created by Ken Levine, the basis of the first game is based on Objectivism being applied in an underwater city called rapture. Intended to be an utopia of the producers, certain (non-objectivist) conditions made it less habitable than expected. When the discovery of genetic altering material ADAM occured (with […]Read more "Review: Bioshock’s Objectivism"
Introducing the dichotomies of mind and body + Collectivism and Individualism.
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Anarchy, State and Utopia was American philosopher Robert Nozick’s magnus opus and as a response to John Rawls’ Kantian magnus opus, A Theory of Justice (which we will get into more details of). The book is divided into 3 parts, Anarchy, State and Utopia. In Anarchy, Nozick discussed the Lockean state of nature that individual rights […]Read more "Review: Anarchy, State and Utopia- An Anarchist Defence of Minarchism"
What is evolution? Evolution is the gradual accumulation of improvement to an end point, it is not to be confused with Revolution which means a recurring change. Evolution can occur both biologically and culturally.Theoretically speaking, evolution only occur if organisms can improve their adaptability to enhance their survival, thus our biology and culture would both lead […]Read more "Barbarians in the 21st Century"