A word on Carl Barney’s essay

Summarizing Carl’s article

  1. The two organizations would have table displays at each other’s conferences;
  2. Tal would write an announcement about the reconciliation and cooperation and publish it in Impact and/or New Ideal; and Craig would write a similar announcement in TOS;
  3. Tal, or someone from ARI, would write an article for publication in TOS (later modified to Tal would do an interview with TOS).

What to make of it?

  • the nature of the arbitrary
  • the nature of possibility
  • contextual knowledge
  • the meaning of two Ayn Rand quotes from “How does one lead a rational life in an irrational society?”
  • the nature of moral judgment
  • the nature of moral neutrality



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