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Elliot Temple on December 28, 2018

Comments (26)

Q1


Anonymous at 12:52 AM on December 29, 2018 | #11504 | reply | quote

Rand & Popper

Could you talk about your view on Rand and Popper as in how you see their philosophies and on why you do not consider yourself an objectivist?

Please do build up from the fundamentals up until a disagreement and solutions.


Nicholas DeRoj at 7:00 AM on December 29, 2018 | #11505 | reply | quote

> and on why you do not consider yourself an objectivist?

Where is this coming from? Is it something I wrote a long time ago? I do consider myself an Objectivist.


curi at 7:15 AM on December 29, 2018 | #11506 | reply | quote

#11506

Fair enough. I was under the impression that you rejected some of the Objectivist views but did not know which ones. I stand corrected.

You do seem to be one of very few who have studied both Rand _and_ Popper in depth and thus it would be very interesting to hear you elaborate on this and why you think that so many other Objectivists have issues with Popper without even studying him.

Confession: I do struggle with Popper but I have seen your recommendation to start with two selected works of David Deutsch and will do so.


Nicholas DeRoj at 9:22 AM on December 29, 2018 | #11507 | reply | quote

Thinking from Principles vs Concretes

It would be interesting to hear you elaborate and explain on thinking from principles instead of from concretes. Why we do the latter and give examples on how to start doing more of the former as well as real life examples of the process and differences it might lead to.


Nicholas DeRoj at 9:29 AM on December 29, 2018 | #11508 | reply | quote

Latest podcast

Tew talks only with Rucka https://www.youtube.com/user/RuckasBlack


Anonymous at 1:03 AM on January 1, 2019 | #11515 | reply | quote

4 new podcasts

I put up 4 new podcasts in the last couple days. I answer the questions above *except* #11508 which I saved for (maybe) later. Also regarding Rand and Popper there's more info in my new videos: https://curi.us/2168-fallible-ideas-philosophy-overview-videos--comments


curi at 10:45 AM on January 2, 2019 | #11525 | reply | quote

Thank you

One episode a day! This is amazing. Keep it up!


Anonymous at 1:01 PM on January 2, 2019 | #11526 | reply | quote

immigration

I'm curious what you think U.S. immigration policy should be and how your ideas on immigration relate to your philosophy.


a different anonymous at 7:13 AM on January 3, 2019 | #11528 | reply | quote

What bad ideas Soros got from Popper?


Anonymous at 2:36 PM on January 3, 2019 | #11533 | reply | quote

> What bad ideas Soros got from Popper?

I don't think Soros's ideas really have anything to do with Popper's philosophy.


curi at 3:01 PM on January 3, 2019 | #11535 | reply | quote

Why are people wrong about Trump?


Anonymous at 3:40 PM on January 3, 2019 | #11536 | reply | quote

How do you change emotions and do less social?


Anonymous at 4:32 PM on January 3, 2019 | #11537 | reply | quote

Atlas Shrugged & The Fountainhead

I think you have one of the best comments on Atlas Shrugged that I have found. I understand it takes a lot of work to reflect and write all those comments down, but it would be really interesting to have a audio commentary (or discussion between you and someone else and / or questions) per chapter on Atlas Shrugged & The Fountainhead as a segment.

Even a format similar to the "Atlas Project Live" under your guidance (AS & FH) would be great if you and others are interested.

Thanks for the great podcasts so far!


Nicholas DeRoj at 4:03 PM on January 6, 2019 | #11558 | reply | quote

Austrian econ & Objectivism

How compatible are Austrian economics and Objectivism?

Is Austrian econ rooted in utilitarianism and does it have to be?

Personally I see a big overlap and fail to see why these two should not be compatible (my understanding is also that Rand and Mises thought so as well - except for praxeology, that I know close to nothing about).


Nicholas DeRoj at 10:31 PM on January 6, 2019 | #11559 | reply | quote

I just put up 4 new podcasts and I'm caught up on the submitted questions.


curi at 3:51 PM on January 7, 2019 | #11571 | reply | quote

I forgot to mention this when talking about Reisman in the Austrian econ podcast:

Educational Videos: Reading George Reisman's book on Marxism and Socialism

https://gumroad.com/l/szitM

related:

http://justinmallone.com/2019/01/pdf-collecting-my-discussion-of-elliot-temples-educational-videos-on-george-reismans-most-recent-book/


curi at 6:30 PM on January 7, 2019 | #11572 | reply | quote

Depression

is physical (like chemical imbalance or faulty neurons) or "just in the head" (bad ideas/philosophy) ?


Anonymous at 1:35 AM on January 8, 2019 | #11582 | reply | quote

@ #11559

http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/bcaplan/whyaust.htm

Guy claims to understand, used to like, and now disagree with Mises / Austrian Econ. Says he hopes his post "will spark interest and discussion" which at least hints at a PF.

It's beyond my current knowledge and interest level to analyze and critique. But I thought I'd pass it along in case someone here is interested.


PAS at 9:18 AM on January 9, 2019 | #11597 | reply | quote

#11597 See https://mises.org/wire/caplan-and-responses

Caplan followed up one time. The matter was not resolved, and it was his side which didn't continue.


Anonymous at 11:34 AM on January 9, 2019 | #11601 | reply | quote

Actually Caplan wrote at least a third piece. That link collection is pretty incomplete. See Block replying after Caplan's third piece:

https://www.academia.edu/1353697/Reply_to_Caplan_on_Austrian_Economic_Methodology

> Finally, I invite Caplan to reply again to this missive, to “keep the conversation going” as some Austrian non-praxeological commentators are wont to put it. I don’t think we have come anywhere near a meeting of the minds. But since, in my view, this is due in large part to Caplan’s failure to respond to specific criticisms, I encourage him to be more thorough in this regard.


Anonymous at 11:46 AM on January 9, 2019 | #11602 | reply | quote

Asking for a friend ;)

It is such thing as a nonpracticing objectivist?


Anonymous at 8:58 PM on January 15, 2019 | #11625 | reply | quote

#11625 This question is lazy. You don't explain what you mean much. You only wrote one sentence and it's awful English.

Also the answer is "no" which requires one word, not a podcast.


Anonymous at 9:12 PM on January 15, 2019 | #11626 | reply | quote

What do you think?

(This is a free speech zone!)