In order to best understand the world we live in it is crucial to think in terms of fundamentals and to be philosophically aware. One must have a basic knowledge of philosophy and preferably of Ayn Rand's philosophy Objectivism. When the full context is held in mind its clear that there is no great awakening happening, … [Read more...] about Ep 157 A Brief History of Deception – and the context in which to see it
In this weeks podcast I am joined by Roslyn Ross, an author and fellow fan of the ideas of Ayn Rand. We discussed her new children's book "City Family Farm Family" and the personal story of living half the year on a farm and the other half in a city. Roslyn spends part of the year on her farm in Nicaragua, and the rest … [Read more...] about Ep 146 Individualism versus Collectivism – Ideas that can either save us or destroy us
Knowledge is power. The more knowledge you have about your human consciousness and how it works the more empowered you are to better understand yourself and all of your relationships with other people. Basing one's understanding of human nature on true principles is essential to your success. This is the strategy of … [Read more...] about Mindfulness and Being in the Flow State – with Josh Dickson
Your most useful tool is Philosophy - even if you have never heard of the word. To the masses philosophy is boring and irrelevant, but is this just another myth to deflect us from the truth? Can a real jewel be so smeared that it passes unnoticed? Many people are enslaved to its power without even knowing the meaning … [Read more...] about The most useful tool for a life on Earth – with Razi Ginzberg
Roy A Childs, Jr (1949–1992) provides well thought out arguments against Ayn Rand's support of the state in this open letter first published in 1969. There are many who advocate Anarchy without clearly understanding or expressing the justification for it. This letter may help them develop that understanding. The task … [Read more...] about Objectivism and the State, An Open Letter to Ayn Rand By Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Morality may seem a dull and uninteresting concept, but the reason it interests me is this. Humans do not have automatic knowledge. We need a code of values to guide our behaviour and choices if we wish to live successful and happy lives. Which particular moral code is followed, therefore, is of paramount importance … [Read more...] about Ep 64 – Mainstream morality opposes human flourishing
Almost everyone thinks philosophy is boring and irrelevant, possibly of intellectual interest to people who have nothing practical to do with their lives. But is this just another myth to deflect us from the truth? Can a real jewel be so smeared that it passes unnoticed? Many people are enslaved to its power without … [Read more...] about Who Needs Philosophy? YOU DO!
A growing number of people within the matrix believe that we create our own reality. But is this true? In some ways it can be a tempting idea, but what are the implications? It is not a belief held by everyone, and not even by the majority within the Matrix. Supporters are most often ‘new age’ modern mystics as … [Read more...] about Exploding the myth that we create our own reality
Objectivism gives you clear unambiguous answers to the essential questions of life. What is the nature of reality? What is real and what is not? How can I know what is true? What should I do? How should I act? To answer questions such as these we need philosophy. In this episode of 'Living outside the Matrix', … [Read more...] about The Philosophy of Objectivism with Dr David Kelley
Reason is the faculty that identifies and integrates the information provided by our senses to give us knowledge of reality. It is the means to accurately perceive and therefore operate within the world around us. Sanity is universally regarded as ‘being in touch with reality’, and rational (or reasonable) behaviour is … [Read more...] about Reason: Your only guide to knowledge