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Is it possible to be a religious Objectivist at all?

Is it possible to be a religious Objectivist at all?

March 12, 2024

Question: Is it possible to be a religious Objectivist at all?

Answer: The most important thing to say here is that Objectivism metaphysically is a naturalistic philosophy and epistemologically it is a pro-reason philosophy, so any deviation from those two fundamentals would put one in the non-Objectivist category.

Now, one could then say, ‘Well, I’m not going to pay attention to fundamentals, but I’m going to do something like saying, Objectivism means these 100 propositions’, and you list them, ‘and I agree with them on 99 of those issues, but there’s one thing that I’m importing from religion’. In that case you would say you’re something like 99% Objectivist, but you would have to make clear that important difference publicly.

The other thing I think is to say that not all religions are the same. Some religions are more naturalistic, and some are less naturalistic. Some are more rational and some more explicitly irrational. So you would need to define more carefully what you mean by religion as well.

Stephen Hicks Ph.D.
About the author:
Stephen Hicks Ph.D.

Stephen R. C. Hicks is a Senior Scholar for The Atlas Society and Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University. He is also the Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford University.

他是《推理的藝術:邏輯分析讀物》(W. W. Norton & Co.,1998)、《解釋後現代主義:從盧梭到福柯的懷疑主義和社會主義》(Scholargy,2004)、《尼采與納粹》(奧卡姆剃刀,2010)、《創業生活》(CEEF,2016)、《自由主義的利弊》(康納·考特,2020)、《藝術:現代、後現代和超越》(與邁克爾·紐伯里合著,2021)和《八大教育哲學》的作者 (2022). 他曾在《商業道德季刊》、《形而上學評論》和《華爾街日報》上發表文章。他的著作已被翻譯成20種語言。




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