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David SimsEssays

A reprise of my central point regarding the efficacy and worth of philosophy in the absence of science by David Sims I THINK that philosophers know as little about ethics, absent any empirical research into it, than they do about anything else. Rather, the reason philosophers make free, at present,…
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The synergy of philosophy and science — and the limits of philosophy in the absence of science by David Sims THE QUOTES below are from the semi-Politically Incorrect pop-philosopher Stefan Molyneux. “Philosophy is the greatest intellectual discipline in the realm of human thought.”…
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by David Sims MORALITY isn’t the same thing as justice. Morality is a guide to behavior that puts values (such as justice) into a hierarchy, in which some values are higher, or greater, than other values are. Proper morality, or a moral system that does what moral systems ought to do, is about survival,…
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by David Sims IT IS OFTEN SAID that the well-being of the individual organism is the highest moral goal of any organism. But that is false. Rather, the well-being (survival, enhanced prospects) of the particular group of organisms that made his own existence possible is the highest moral goal of any…
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What can exist forever is infinitely more valuable than what exists for a short span. And what does not exist, and cannot exist, is worthless. by David Sims A RANDIAN libertarian said to me: “I don’t agree with [the idea] that the moral person puts the needs of the group above the needs of the…
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Essays

by Charles Galton Darwin (1953)
endnote by Bradford Hanson IN THE ESSENTIAL matter of survival there are two things needed, the survival of the individual and the survival of the race. We are all very well endowed with deep instincts for both, and curiously enough we are ashamed of both these instincts.…
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Classic EssaysWilliam Pierce

by Dr. William L. Pierce THE BIGGEST THING in the news now is the imminent killing of the young soldier Timothy McVeigh by the Bush government. Even though I’ve never met or corresponded with Timothy, I’ve had dozens of reporters calling me for interviews in connection with the killing,…
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News

Self-discipline is the character trait most highly valued by Dr. William Pierce, the founder of the National Alliance and National Vanguard. PEOPLE WITH higher self-control are happier because they pursue more rewarding goals, research finds. Having high self-control is linked to being more positive…
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by David Sims THE IDEA of “human dignity” is a conceit. It’s a polite sham, but it is nonetheless a sham. The pretense smooths social interactions when everyone endorses it, when human dignity has a consensus that none dispute. But let an enemy come along — or a criminal, or a hungry…
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by David Sims STEFAN Molyneux occasionally says something wise, and one quote of his I just heard is this: “Hard times build strong men. Strong men build good times. Good times breed weak men. Weak men bring hard times.” Breaking that cycle so that men stay strong even when times are good…
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