Spring 2007Vol. 2, No. 1

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Articles

The “Forward Strategy” for Failure (accessible for free)

Examines the Bush administration’s so-called war strategy and shows that its manifest failure is a consequence not of good ideas poorly implemented, but of the morally corrupt ideas motivating the administration.

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Greek Justice: Homer to the Sermon on the Mount

Surveys the ancient Greek conception of justice and shows how this relatively healthy idea is later twisted into utter malignancy by Christianity.

Induction and Experimental Method

Examines the key experiments involved in Galileo’s kinematics and Newton’s optics, identifies the essential methods by which these scientists achieved their discoveries, and illustrates the principle that induction is inherent in valid conceptualization.

Egoism Explained

A Review of Tara Smith’s Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist

Reviews Tara Smith’s latest book, Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist, and finds it to be a welcome addition to the existing literature on the Objectivist ethics—and a sizable challenge for critics of egoism.