Category Archives: Philosophy
The Polish translation of Nietzsche and the Nazis has now officially been published by the Fundacji Fuhrmanna (Fuhrmann Foundation) as Nietzsche i naziści, moje spojrzenia. Many thanks to Dr. Przemysław Zientkowski for arranging this translation and publication. The cover was … Continue reading
At this year’s The Representational Art Conference in Ventura, California, I participated in a panel focused on the aesthetic theories of Odd Nerdrum and Roger Scruton. My remarks are from the 42:30- to 58-minute mark or so. Also on the … Continue reading
From Jack D. Flam’s Matisse and Picasso: The Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship (2003): Picasso characterized the arbitrariness of representation in his Cubist paintings as resulting from his desire for “a greater plasticity.” Rendering an object as a square … Continue reading
Ethics [pdf]. Business and Economic Ethics [pdf]. Free Speech and Censorship [pdf].
In my Ethics course this week, we’re discussing the arguments for and against banning pornography. One of our readings is from Wendy McElroy’s Sexual Correctness: The Gender-Feminist Attack on Women. McElroy takes up the gender-feminist arguments against porn and contrasts … Continue reading
“What Justifies Liberal Capitalism: Are Hayek’s, Rand’s, and Friedman’s Answers Compatible?” My 2013 Atlas Summit lecture
The one-hour video of my lecture is at the Atlas Society site and at YouTube. The lecture starts at 3:40, after the introduction, and is about 45 minutes long, followed by a question-and-answer session. The sub-topics are: * 13 initial … Continue reading