For some enlightenment philosophers (namely, Hume, Locke, and Smith) conformity to ‘Reason” included prioritizing the discovery and observance of a widely shared system of implicit behavioral rules. The justification for giving such rules primacy over those which could be derived from alternative sources – e.g. the creative intellect2 – though not often stated (conceivably owing to […]
Hello folks, Above is a piece which I recently completed. It is one of Chopin’s legendary Etudes. Enjoy!
I started the Robinson curriculum roughly five years ago, at the age of 11 years old. Transitioning to it from the Ron Paul curriculum was certainly turbulent. This was mostly because the content of Robinson curriculum (1.) was to be entirely self-taught, something that I had initially suspected would be more than I could manage. […]
My mother discovered the Ron Paul Curriculum 1 at a time when Common Core standards were becoming more widely adopted in the States. She was concerned that such curricula were contributing to the “dumbing-down” of American children. Ron Paul’s curriculum was not only devoid of Common Core, but overtly against it (as indicated by a conspicuously positioned anti-Common-Core […]
The following is the first post in a series titled Homeschooling Memoirs, throughout which I intend to relate some of my experiences with homeschooling. Since I have been homeschooling for a number of years now, and given that the approach has recently become more common in our country, I consider myself obligated to share with […]
The Incompatibility of Totalitarianism And Religion Religion claims to provide a point of reference by which the individual can anchor his attitude towards external circumstances. Belief in such a point of reference supplies him with the confidence necessary to execute judgement and make decisions in the world. This appears to explain, at least partly, why […]
Are freedom and organization compatible principles? In other words, can competitive capitalism and centralized planning prosper simultaneously? These questions present, in a nutshell, the overarching theme of the third chapter of The Road to Serdom (1) titled “individualism and collectivism.” Hayek begins by informing the reader that there are many socialists who are all but […]
Part II : https://onlookers.news/2021/01/25/revisiting-the-road-to-serfdom-part-ii-hybridized-economies-and-squabbling-planners/ Originally published in 1944, Friedrich Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom is a grave and persuasive warning against the practice of interventionism and – of a more onerous nature – command economies. Hayek felt urged to express his doubts and criticisms of governments who take these routes, claiming particularly, that they would […]