Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Philosophy In Action Becomes Inactive.

Diana Brickell (Hsieh) has announced her intention "to withdraw from the very public online life that I’ve lead for so many years" and is mothballing her Philosophy In Action site, where she was developing a kind of Ayn Rand Agony Aunt service.

Brickell (Hsieh) has been a human weathervane for the various political currents blowing through Objectivism over the years,her position fluctuating wildly between apparatchik orthodoxy and so called "open" Objectivism. Perhaps this is another signal that the movement is, as it has appeared to be for the past few years, in the doldrums.


Anonymous said...

"Diana Brickell (Hsieh)" When has she ever called herself that? Inquiring minds want to know.

You've gotta love it when an opportunist runs out of opportunities.

"Public intellectual"? She has a rather inflated view of her importance.


Mark Plus said...

Diana apparently suffered from head trauma a few months back after falling off a horse. I wonder if that has something to do with her retirement from intellectual matters.

Mark Plus said...

You can read about Diana's head trauma here:

Sometimes these insults to the brain take a few months to show up as cognitive impairments.