Nathaniel Branden

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Nathaniel Branden

Innlegg Rune 04 Des 2014, 20:43

Da har Nathaniel Branden gått ut av tiden, eller hva man nå pleier å si. I mine øyne var han en svært viktig person i utviklingen/promoteringen av ideer om individuell frihet (for å holde meg litt "nøytral").

Spennende å høre hva andre har å si om denne karen. Meningene er vel selve lakmustesten på hvor man står f.eks. mht. objektivisme, Ayn Rand og Leonard Peikoff?

Glimrende sitat:

Branden was a living example that intelligent admiration for and advocacy of Rand's ideas need not be tied in with thoughtless fealty to Rand as a person.


http://reason.com/blog/2014/12/03/nathaniel-branden-rip
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Re: Nathaniel Branden

Innlegg Vegard Martinsen 08 Des 2014, 15:34

Harry Binswanger skrev bla. følgende:

Nathaniel Branden is finally dead. His intellect died many decades ago, and now his body has followed suit. The man went from being Ayn Rand's close collaborator, who posed as being a real-life John Galt, to a conventional pop psychologist who publicly attacked Ayn Rand and Objectivism, and who believed that one of his wives (Devers) had ESP.

You can't engage in a double life, as he did for some years, and maintain your thinking power. His sudden intellectual decline would have been startling had it not been the expected outcome.

As to his depravity, I'll limit myself to the facts that are public knowledge. He lied for several years. He lied while posing as a hero--an Ayn Rand hero--i.e., someone committed to the fullest perception of reality, to absolute honesty, uncompromised integrity, and ruthless justice. His lies were especially directed to Ayn Rand, history's greatest exponent of reason and of never faking reality. He lied to Ayn Rand in order to gain huge values from her--monetary and spiritual--that he knew he could not get had she known the facts of his actions and character. He lied to Ayn Rand who deeply loved him (or the person he pretended to be).
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Re: Nathaniel Branden

Innlegg Rune 13 Des 2014, 20:14

Og hva mener du selv da, Vegard?
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Re: Nathaniel Branden

Innlegg Vegard Martinsen 16 Des 2014, 10:17

Rune skrev:Og hva mener du selv da, Vegard?



Vil ikke si noe om ham skriftlig.
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