Saturday, November 07, 2009

Defeating Libertarian Logic

You have met them. Those oh so logical Libertarians where every acceptable thought has to be a verified part of a system. They have to tie themselves in logical knots to come to the proper logical conclusion.

Ralph has a few words about that.

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,

adored by little statesmen and philosophers

and divines.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Now that I'm a Republican I no longer have to compromise my logic to come to a predetermined conclusion. What a relief.

Well any way - we are neural computers, not digital logic machines. Correlation machines not computing machines (generally). Our reasoning for the most part is different. Einstein didn't compute all the partial derivatives when he wanted to pick up a glass of water.

And you can quote me on that.

Cross Posted at Classical Values


Pastorius said...

That's a great post.

I often end up disagreeing with Randians. They seem to believe every idiotic thing that ever came out of Rand's mouth, just because it fit the system.

I studied Philosophy in college, and even as a 19-22 year old, I knew that systematic Philosophy was ridiculous. All I had to do was study Spinoza (who was brilliant and one of my favorite subjects) to come to that understanding.

All systematic philosophy is doomed to fail.

That's why, as sloppy as he is, Nietzsche added more to Philosophy than almost any other Philosopher in history. Of course that's just my opinion, and many would disagree.

But, I'd rate them thusly:


Of course, I'm no expert.

M. Simon said...


It is a problem that has been bothering me since I left the Party after 9/11.

RavingDave said...

I like Diogenes. Father of Cynicism.