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"Vegetative Robots and Value"
"The 'With-Measurement' Program"
"Rights, Games, and Self-Realization"
Intro, Part I, Part II, Part III
Foundations of Ethics #15, #17, #20
Implied Axioms #207, #230
Who Needs Philosophy #14
Locke and Essence #3
Evolution of the Objective #39
Objectivism and the Correspondence Theory #0
Mind and Representation #4, #6
Concepts #1, #11
Concept Formation #0
Corruption of Measurement #11
Physics and Philosophy #54
Scope of Volition #31, #38
Objectivism and Existentialism #7, #11
Objectivist and Libertarian Politics #36
Definition of Objectivism #12, #24
Whether Objectivist #17
My academic backgrounds are in physics, philosophy, and engineering. My engineering work was building locomotives, then I switched to nuclear power electrical generation. Engineering rounded out the understanding of the physical world I had from physics. Now all those backgrounds, and long study of philosophy, too, are put into my project of extending Ayn Rand's metaphysics.
I created, financed, and edited Objectivity, a hardcopy "journal of metaphysics, epistemology, and theory of value informed by modern science" (1990-98). All issues of Objectivity are now freely available online for readers and researchers.
On the romantic side, my partner's name is Walter. We have been together sixteen years. He has two sons and one grandson, now age eleven. It is wonderful to have a family.