The title of this weblog refers to a particular method of processing information. Certain rules must be followed in one’s thinking if the product of one’s mental effort is to qualify as knowledge, rather than delusional error. The general principle that embodies and condenses these rules is that for thinking to be valid, reality must be rigorously adhered to. All available relevant facts must be considered, as well as context and hierarchy. Valid thinking is the grasp of reality through the proper volitional use of consciousness. The proper volitional use of consciousness is the proper use of the faculty of reason and it’s tool, logic. This understanding of objective thinking is crucial for one’s thinking to be valid. A more exhaustive and thorough treatment of objectivity can be found in Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s book, OBJECTIVISM: THE PHILOSOPHY OF AYN RAND (OPAR), chapter four – available thru the Ayn Rand Bookstore http://www.aynrandbookstore.com/. The above is offered only as an explanation of how the title of this weblog was chosen.
This weblog, postings to this site, and comments to postings to this site are in no way intended to speak for Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. They represent only the views and arguments of the authors of the postings and comments. This weblog has no official affiliation with, nor connection to, any website, organization or person authorized to speak in the name of the philosophy of Objectivism. This includes, but is not limited to, Ayn Rand, Dr. Leonard Peikoff – her authorized intellectual heir, and The Ayn Rand Institute. For the record, Ms. Rand and her philosophy of Objectivism, Dr. Peikoff and the Ayn Rand Institute, are held in the very highest esteem here. They are regarded as heroes, mentors, guardians of truth, and the rational salvation of mankind by this author. They stand against the barbarians at the gates.
I speak, and think, for myself as author of this weblog, and assume sole responsibility for that speech and thought.