Proofs of Objectivism

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Proofs of Objectivism A. Philosophical Proofs 1. The Matrix shows that it is possible to feel in touch with reality but actually be out of touch with reality, as in the case of Neo before he met Morpheus and took the red pill—which would not be possible if Subjectivism were true. 2. The Matrix shows that the hero is the one who leaves his dream world and comes to grips with the real world and the bad guy is the one who escapes reality and would rather be in a dream world. The hero is Neo , and the bad guy is Cypher . If Subjectivism were true, Cypher would be the good guy. 3. The Matrix shows that a “free mind” is a mind that is in touch with reality, which is the definition of a free mind according to Objectivism . 4. According to Subjectivism , a “free mind” doesn’t bother with objective reality. 5. Therefore Subjectivism is wrong. True or False? 6. A Subjectivist cannot consider an Objectivist to be right. True or False? 7. A Subjectivist cannot consider an Objectivist to be wrong. True or False? 8. This is absurd, and so Subjectivism is absurd. True or False? 9. Objectivity should not happen in a purely subjective universe. True or False? 10. Objectivity does happen. True or False? 11. Subjectivism is wrong. True or False? 12. Subjectivists base their lives on what? (A)Facts. (B) Feelings. 13. The people in the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center felt safe one second before the first terrorist- piloted plane struck on September 11, 2001. True or False? 14. The people in the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were safe one second before the first terrorist- piloted plane struck on September 11, 2001. True or False ? 15. Whether I’m in the WTC or Loyola Hall, my feelings tell me about what? (A) Reality. (B) Myself. 16. Therefore I should base my life on facts and reality, not feelings, and so be an Objectivist. True or False? 17. It is impossible to be Subjectivist all the time. True or False? 18. A Subjectivist should eat weeds and lead paint just as much as meat, fruit, and vegetables; should walk in
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2011 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Reibsamenn during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.

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