Articles on philosophy from The Objective Standard.
Leading an Enlightenment Life in an Anti-Enlightenment World
Exemplars of Enlightenment thinking, Deborah Feldman, Yeonmi Park, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali escaped oppression in pursuit of freedom, rational inquiry, and the life these values make possible. They are models for us all.
The Prometheus Connection, America’s Original Spirit: Rise, Demise, Recovery by Kevin Osborne
In the tradition of Ayn Rand’s essay “For the New Intellectual,” Osborne explains that knowing the history of how we got where we are today can teach us what we need to do to reestablish America’s original spirit—and the freedoms that flow from it.
The Plato Cult and Other Philosophical Follies by David Stove
As Ayn Rand wrote, “To laugh at the contemptible, is a virtue.” With the wit of a Mark Twain and the jaundiced eye of a Richard Mitchell, David Stove practiced this virtue diligently and thus did philosophy a tremendous service.
Life-Enhancing Ideas from Alex Epstein’s Human Flourishing Project
Alex Epstein’s Human Flourishing Project is loaded with life-enhancing ideas. Here’s a resource, which I’ll continually update, to help you retain and implement them.
Obscure Manuscript Further Reveals John Locke’s Intellectual Honesty
Locke’s intellectual honesty was the root of all of his achievements—and it’s on display in his newly uncovered “Reasons for Tolerateing Papists.”
‘Awesome without Allah’: Helping Muslims Leave Islam
Ditching Islam is a necessary step toward a truly human life for millions of Muslims all over the world, and Ex-Muslims of North America is helping many to take that step.
TOS-Con Video: “Intellectual Independence: Your Basic Means of Thriving”
On the nature of intellectual independence, how it differs from independent thinking, and how to cultivate it so you can love your life to the fullest.
The Argument from Intimidation: A Confession of Intellectual Impotence
People who use this method do so because “they have no arguments, no evidence, no proof, no reason, no ground to stand on.” —Ayn Rand