|Posted on January 1, 2011 at 10:25 AM|
Family, the first vocation...and first vocation of a Libertarian Philosopher--MG.
I've revised this old dialogue sheet for all concerned. Enjoy!
Takeaway: Start lovingly in logic at age 4 and all else follows. That's what LIO Libertarians do. Discuss.
Key dialogue and lifelong study themes:
A-Aristostelian/Axiomatic and Objectivist, also SMILE focus.
B-Best & Comparative Practices/6 sigma.
C-Communities of Libertarian form (as bulwarks of philosophic/free living).
D-Development in Logic, Meditation, Conflict Resolution, and Ethics Applied K-14.
E-Entrepreneurship/Open Management Training;Self-Empowerment Ethics.
F-Formal New Intellectual Super-BA*
G-Great Books Studies/Life-Long Learning, all cultures and fields
H-Holism and Systems/Ecologies Approaches.
J-Joint Analysis: Axiomatics, Axiology, Aesthetics.
* I did the first 'New Intellectual' BA as Rand's private student. If you get nothing else from Rand, check out her take on Dilthey/Sorokin in 'For the New Intellectual' and see where this might apply for you. She felt this was the ball game in re-anchoring civilization. Her proposal is you're not educated until comfortable in the major sciences, philosophy, and entrepreneurship/business as the forgotten Liberal Art. FYI--My BA majors-concentrations (30 credit minimum): Business Studies, Economics & Mathematics, Educational Studies, Philosophy & Civilization, Psychology.
Just select and and print out A-J and write, under each some goals or research areas, every few years.
If you want to be helpful here, remember one of our slogans: We don't sit back and hope for a happy ending.
...Student of philosophy?
This is what we've come to call in among Libertarians 'Hard Philosophy' as opposed to defective or merely speculative work courses. Again, I urge getting oriented with the Brandens and starting daily meditation (i.e. habit of disciplined self-aware mental focus exercises). These should if in college be connected to the core curriculum respectively:
Uh, yes, that's a combined AA/AS where you figure out how to not just do a great job but be a job creator with some sense of how to get something done economically. And if anyone asks you what job philosophers (or the philosophically trained do, you answer "Be your boss (or servant leader/facilitator)."