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Elliot Temple on October 31, 2017

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Hi Elliot. I've come across you from reading BOI. Is David Deutsch an objectivist like you? If not, is he at least sympathetic with Ayn Rand?

I'm aware he's a fan of capitalism and against coercion.

Anonymous at 12:30 AM on November 1, 2017 | #9227 | reply | quote

David Deutsch is a fan of Ayn Rand, but has studied her less than I have.

curi at 12:32 AM on November 1, 2017 | #9228 | reply | quote

Do you have any disagreements about her views that you're aware of? If so, can you summarise them?

Cam at 12:34 AM on November 1, 2017 | #9229 | reply | quote


Induction. Femininity. How revealing physical appearance is. How effective explanation is (e.g. IMO Roark could have explained more to Dominique earlier, and Francisco to Dagny).

These are milder disagreements than you might guess.

curi at 12:48 AM on November 1, 2017 | #9231 | reply | quote

Sorry I should have been more clear, although that is interesting. Rand believes in induction then?

What I meant was: do you have any disagreements with Deutsch regarding Ayn Rand? Or is it merely he is not familiar with all her work?

Cam at 2:58 AM on November 1, 2017 | #9233 | reply | quote

Biggest issue is DD doesn't understand and/or disagrees with the story of Gail Wynand.

curi at 12:11 PM on November 3, 2017 | #9234 | reply | quote

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