The Moral Bias of Objectivism

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Table of Contents for The Moral Bias of Objectivism

Rand’s Faulty View of Human Nature
The “Mind” Dominating the “Heart” is Core to Objectivism
Our Relationship with Our Inner Core Matters Profoundly
Rand was no Psychologist
Moral Bias
What’s in It for You?
Better Ideas on Life and Joy
How did Objectivism Historically Play Out?
Navigating the Cult-Like Abuse of the World
Morally Reject Any Abuse that Comes Your Way
Finally Holding Ideologies Accountable
A Deep Dive into Objectivism
Moral Paradigms Matter
What is Objectivism?
Check Your Tools
In Objectivism, Reason Is Not Just a Tool to Understand. It’s a Way to Be.
Your “Logic” is Just Your Intuition
The Burden of Proof Anyone Who Want to Know the Truth.
Weak Arguments from Objectivists Defending Tabula Rasa
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Does Not Prove Objectivism
The Tool—“Reason”—is Also the Conclusion
Objectivism Needs to be “Better than Communism”
See Outside the Objectivist Binoculars
The Danger in Moralizing: We Lose Our Objectivity
A Case for Liberalism: For Wonder and Curiosity
The Charge
The Objectivist View on Emotions
The Objectivist Ethics
Emotions Needs Programmed
What is … A Healthy Psycho-Epistemology?
Apollo (Reason) and Dionysus (Untamed Emotions)
Rand’s View on Emotions: “A Sense of Life”
Feelings as a Threat to Clear Thinking
Emotions: Metaphysical or Man-Made?
Programmable, Achievement-Based Happiness
Irrational Happiness
Avoiding the Hedonism-to-Slavery Pipeline
Happiness as an Achievement
Disciplining Happiness to Serve Us
Emotionally Whipped Around by Life Events
Dominating Emotions is Core to Objectivism
Dismantle Tabula Rasa and You Dismantle Objectivism
Chapter 4: Better Views on Emotions and Human Nature, Resulting from Study
Man as Rational Producer
Abundance Versus Scarcity
A Happy Core is Everything
Think Right to Feel Right? No, It’s Feel Right to Think Right
Control Versus Flow: Blame Versus Problem Solving
The Science of the Subconscious
Self-Created Versus Self-Honored Soul
Emotions Speak and Teach
A Motive Force: Emotions Put us into Motion
Primary Versus Secondary Emotions
Vulnerability Helps Mammals Bond and Survive
Chapter 5: Pain Should Touch Us
Drive Those Emotions to Happy
Fighting Negative Emotions
Guilt, Pain, and Fear: A Love Note
Sadness Rightly Slows Us Down
Sensitivity is Core to All Life
Get Out of the Way—Of Emotions. They Have Work To Do.
Joy is the Removal of Toxic
Objectivism as a Steely-Eyed Fight Against Trauma
Get Out of the Way of Compassion—the Antidote to Shame
Chapter 6: The Problems with Performance-Based Moralities
Misunderstood Matter Revolts
Shame When You Fail
Turning Ease Into Unease
Anxiety Where There Need Not Be
Befriending Envy
Self-Help? What For?
Shame = FOG
Your Spark is Not Irreplaceable
A Friendly Relationship with Death
The Objectivist Sting
Being Authoritarian Makes You Geeky
Reach Out and Judge Someone
Spectacular Outbursts of Irrationality
No, Really, These Are Objectivist Issues
The Objectivist Exoskeleton
Rand Disarms You
Lay Down Your Whims and Weapons
A Right to LIFE, not a Subordination to Moral Law
Chapter 8: The Inferior Status of the ‘Irrational’ in Objectivism
What We Can Learn from the “Irrational”
Chapter 9: Objectivism is Predatory and Abusive
When Your ‘Friend’ is an Emotionally Invalidating Bully
Don’t Just Take My Word For It: Documentation of Objectivist Abuse
The ‘Rational’ is Just a Bully
Abusers are Charming. You Probably Know Some.
Your Best Guard Against Abuse: Trust Your Intuition
The “Rational” Are Blind
Recognizing Others is Not Optional
Objectivism’s Abuse Problem
Chapter 10: Personality Disorders Matter, Especially When Taking Life Advice
Rand’s Psychopathy
Narcissism in Objectivism
Yes. Rand’s Psychopathy and Narcissism Mattered
Healing Psychopathy: Lose Moral Bias
Chapter 11: Lose the Moral Paradigm. Study Human Nature.
Rand Disrespects the Inner World
Humans are not Born Dysfunctional. They Are Designed to Thrive
Humanity and Performance-Based Moralities Will Never Reconcile
Replacing a Rational Morality with Emotional Management Tools
Chapter 12: How Humans Thrive
The Rat Park Study: Our Inner “Whims” Can Be Trusted
Humans are Relational
Healthy Relationships Are Sublime
Rand’s Views on Family Life
The Success of Mankind Depends on Quality Child Raising
Industrialization Ruined Proper Mothering
Do We Care About Women and Children or Not?
A Caregiving Ethics
Caregiving Beats in People
Hyper Individualism Disrupts Otherwise Natural Caregiving
A Lack of Caregiving: A Dystopia
Quality Caregiving
Chapter 13: Children Are Born with a Spark Plug
Ayn Rand on Early Education
The Actual Problems with Early Education
Ayn Rand on College Education
Control Education: Control Minds
Objectivism is Still Authoritarianism
Leonard Peikoff on Education
The Transformation Process
Precisely Inaccurate: The Danger of Traditional Education
Tabula Rasa Versus Child Development
Responsive Mentorship
Lecture Format: It’s Not Mentorship
The Amazing Potential. If We Could Just See It
Chapter 14: Got No Chains on Me. Women Deserve Respect and Leadership.
Chapter 15: Judgmental Versus Attuned Sex
Chapter 16: Politics: The Nature of Man and Wealth Matter
Metaphysical (Abundant) versus Man-Made Wealth
Free Markets, not “Capitalism”
Freedom is a Mandatory Condition for Successful Human Thriving
Coercion Itself Hurts Humanity
Immigration: We Have Little Right to Restrict the Free Movement of People
Trade Restrictions on Tyrants Oppress the People
War is Reined by a Commodity-Based Currency
Victimless Crimes: The Free Market Will Always Have Its Issues
Restraining Parental Abuse
Can We Please Hold Sexual Abusers Accountable?
Jail: Containment, not Punishment
Eschewing Private Punitive Means
Emergencies Need More Thought Than as Asides
Non-Violent Language Raises the Standard
Shifting Politics 2020 and After
In Defense of “Liberal”
Reclaiming “Liberal”
Subjectivist Psychology Won
Chapter 17: An Abuse-Free World is Worth Fighting For
Abusers are Driving the Narrative
The Heroes We Need: Challenging Abuse
Epilogue: The Objectivist Response
Shrugging Objectivism
The Entrenched Objectivist Mindset
Mystery Objectivism & Mysterious Rand
What Can One Do?
Objectivist Blind Spots
Works Cited