Throughout our lives, we all have to grow and mature to adjust to our changing environment. From the moment we're born to when our time has come to pass, there's always some way for us to improve and become better. "Man’s starting point," as Claude Frederic Bastiat asserted, "is ignorance and inexperience." Though we are … Continue reading The Significance of Introspection for Personal Growth
In a previous article, I laid out a framework for how one to understand the concept of an objective morality, as well as suggesting a strategy for adequately defining its boundaries and inferring principles therefore. Though this may work as a starting point, however, there's still much left to be considered and discussed to even … Continue reading The Importance of Epistemology in Devising An Objective Morality
The nature of philosophy - the pursuit of truth and wisdom - has persisted long throughout human history. Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Chinese philosophers may have been among the first to document their findings, at least in writing that has remained extant over the millennia, but most likely it has been going on for far … Continue reading Why Study Philosophy?
In modern America, the terms "fascism" and "fascist" have come to take on a vague meaning to describe anyone whom one considers abhorrent or disagreeable, and any technical understanding of the terms appears now to almost exclusively be held by scholars in the fields of history, political philosophy, and economics. Not only has these terms … Continue reading Book Review | As We Go Marching: A Biting Indictment to the Coming of Domestic Fascism in America – John Flynn
During the last few centuries, the philosophy underlying Western culture has gradually been molded to increasingly resist and counter religious impulses, the effects of which have manifested themselves especially intensely in recent decades. For better or worse, less and less people seem to believe in any god or religious manifestations, care about its scriptures, or … Continue reading The Role of Faith in the Rational Mind
Table of Contents Introduction Reflections on Epistemology The Epistemology of Mathematics From Physics to Economics Economic Thought Before Econometrics The Origins of Econometrics William Petty Leon Walras Methodenstreite: The Austrians vs. the Prussian Historical School Caveats in Economic Statistics GDP CPI Other metrics Causation or Correlation? Are Economic Equations Really Necessary? What is the Purpose … Continue reading The Epistemology of Mathematical Economics and the Austrian Critique
Despite the horrific experience with Socialism across the world throughout the 20th century, the doctrine still maintains plenty of followers and has been growing especially since the Great Recession. "It wasn't real Socialism," they proclaim. While the Statist Socialists, most of whom call themselves "Democratic Socialists", contend that their system could work as long as … Continue reading Why Socialism Leads to Totalitarianism and Vice Versa
Not scarcely is it referenced to the Matrix Trilogy in a contemporary political context, perhaps especially among conservatives and libertarians. They have "red-pilled", they say, alluding to when the main character Neo was given a choice between staying in blissful ignorance in the Matrix (blue pill) or waking up to the horrendous reality behind the … Continue reading What The Matrix Can Teach Us About Choice, Free Will and Human Action
Why are Libertarians so obsessed with liberty? Many foreign to the philosophical basis for Libertarianism may wonder what exactly makes them think of liberty as so special and unique in comparison to all the other standards one can use as the fundamental basis for one's ethics, such as fairness, justice or equality. Why should liberty be … Continue reading Why is Liberty the Noblest of All Values?
In our contemporary culture there has been an increasing emphasis on oppression. The current fight for social justice demands an end to oppression and discrimination. The core of the matter is certainly understandable, if not admirable, and many followers have good intentions in legitimately wanting to decrease the occurrence of these vices, but as I … Continue reading The Antidote to the Oppression Narrative