Enlightenment is man’s release from his self-incurred tutelage. Tutelage is man’s inability to make use of his understanding without direction from another . . . "Dare to think! Have the courage to use your own reason!" is therefore the motto of the Enlightenment.
Friday, June 24, 2022
Thursday, June 16, 2022
1. Spanish philosopher Luca Moratal Romeu has a 415 page book on Ayn Rand’s political philosophy. The book is $37. I can read Spanish but, unfortunately, there is no Amazon preview so I don’t think I’ll be purchasing it.
2. ARI philosophers Onkar Ghate and Mike Mazza discuss criticisms of Ayn Rand by professional philosophers Sidney Hook and Robert Nozick. I can’t find Hook’s review of For the New Intellectual on the web, but my recollection was that much of his criticism was focused on Rand’s caricature of the history of philosophy in the book’s introductory essay.
3. OCON 2022 kicks off next month. Some of the talks look interesting, but when I saw that future Rand biographer Shoshana Milgram was speaking, I checked the speaker’s section. Apparently, she is still working on her biography, which will only go to 1957. I wonder if the book will ever be published. If so, it likely won’t be authorized as previously promised.