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Explaining Capitalism

  1. 1. Explaining CAPITALISM
  2. 2. Opening Remarks
  3. 3. To point and say “chair” requires a much different kind of effort than explaining what “chair ” means.
  4. 4. To point and say “chair” requires a much different kind of effort than explaining what “chair” means. For others to know what you know requires their brain is also being physically stimulated by it.
  5. 5. To point and say “chair” requires a much different kind of effort than explaining what “chair” means. For others to know what you know requires their brain is also being physically stimulated by it. For others to validate that what you are saying is rational requires their brain is able to be physically stimulated by it.
  6. 6. To point and say “chair” requires a much different kind of effort than explaining what “chair” means. For others to know what you know requires their brain is also being physically stimulated by it. For others to validate that what you are saying is rational requires their brain is able to be physically stimulated by it For others to understand what you are saying requires their mind is able to conceptually imagine it.
  7. 7. To point and say “chair” requires a much different kind of effort than explaining what “chair” means. For others to know what you know requires their brain is also being physically stimulated by it. For others to validate that what you are saying is rational requires their brain is able to be physically stimulated by it. For others to understand what your are saying requires their mind is able to conceptually imagine it. For others to explain what you are saying requires their mind is able to rationally think about it what it is.
  8. 8. Since (when I finish this presentation) I will expect you to be able to explain capitalism, then, I must cause you to have a capitalistic experience -or- I must cause you to recall a capitalistic experience. The necessitated rational thinking is your responsibility. I cannot cause you to think rationally and thereby learn how to explain capitalism - or anything else.
  9. 9. When speaking to others there are four alternatives as to how that proceeds.
  10. 10. Alternative-1 Real The Conscious State of Existence OBJECTIVE Something Absolute Physical Known
  11. 11. Alternative-2 Real The Conscious State of Existence OBJECTIVE The Schizophrenic State of Existence Insane EMOTIONAL Something Absolute Physical Known Nothing Mental Demonic Hallucinated
  12. 12. Alternative-3 Real The Conscious State of Existence Religion HEAVENLY OBJECTIVE The Mystical State of Existence EMOTIONAL The Schizophrenic State of Existence Insane Dogma Spiritual Hope Accepted Something Absolute Physical Known Nothing Mental Demonic Hallucinated
  13. 13. Alternative-4 Real The Conscious State of Existence HEAVENLY OBJECTIVE EMOTIONAL SCIENTIFIC The Schizophrenic State of Existence Insane The Mystical State of Existence Religion The Logical State of Existence Reason Dogma Spiritual Hope Accepted Idea Abstract Rational Understood Something Absolute Physical Known Nothing Mental Demonic Hallucinated
  14. 14. Real The Conscious State of Existence HEAVENLY OBJECTIVE EMOTIONAL SCIENTIFIC The Schizophrenic State of Existence Insane The Mystical State of Existence Religion The Logical State of Existence Reason Evolution of Language Words Rants Edicts Concepts Dogma Spiritual Hope Accepted Idea Abstract Rational Understood Something Absolute Physical Known Nothing Mental Demonic Hallucinated Communication Language Symbolic Meaningful
  15. 15. Sensed Real The Conscious State of Existence Alternative-1 HEAVENLY OBJECTIVE EMOTIONAL SCIENTIFIC The Schizophrenic State of Existence Insane The Mystical State of Existence Religion The Logical State of Existence Reason Dogma Spiritual Hope Accepted Idea Abstract Rational Understood Something Absolute Physical Known Nothing Mental Demonic Hallucinated
  16. 16. Appears Real The Physical State of Existence Alternative-2 Sensed HEAVENLY OBJECTIVE EMOTIONAL SCIENTIFIC The Schizophrenic State of Existence Insane The Mystical State of Existence Religion The Logical State of Existence Reason Dogma Spiritual Hope Accepted Idea Abstract Rational Understood Something Absolute Physical Known Nothing Mental Demonic Hallucinated
  17. 17. Believed Appears Real The Physical State of Existence Alternative-3 HEAVENLY Sensed OBJECTIVE EMOTIONAL SCIENTIFIC The Schizophrenic State of Existence Insane The Mystical State of Existence Religion The Logical State of Existence Reason Dogma Spiritual Hope Accepted Idea Abstract Rational Understood Something Absolute Physical Known Nothing Mental Demonic Hallucinated
  18. 18. Explained Appears Real The Physical State of Existence Alternative-4 Believed HEAVENLY Sensed OBJECTIVE EMOTIONAL SCIENTIFIC The Schizophrenic State of Existence Insane The Mystical State of Existence Religion The Logical State of Existence Reason Dogma Spiritual Hope Accepted Idea Abstract Rational Understood Something Absolute Physical Known Nothing Mental Demonic Hallucinated
  19. 19. Knowledge Appears Real The Conscious State of Existence Alternative-1 HEAVENLY Explained Sensed OBJECTIVE EMOTIONAL SCIENTIFIC Believed The Schizophrenic State of Existence Insane The Mystical State of Existence Religion The Logical State of Existence Reason Dogma Spiritual Hope Accepted Idea Abstract Rational Understood Something Absolute Physical Known Nothing Mental Demonic Hallucinated
  20. 20. Aberration Appears Real The Conscious State of Existence Alternative-2 HEAVENLY Knowledge Sensed OBJECTIVE EMOTIONAL SCIENTIFIC Explained Believed The Schizophrenic State of Existence Insane The Mystical State of Existence Religion The Logical State of Existence Reason Dogma Spiritual Hope Accepted Idea Abstract Rational Understood Something Absolute Physical Known Nothing Mental Demonic Hallucinated
  21. 21. Faith Aberration Appears Real The Conscious State of Existence Alternative-3 HEAVENLY Knowledge Sensed OBJECTIVE EMOTIONAL SCIENTIFIC Explained Believed The Schizophrenic State of Existence Insane The Mystical State of Existence Religion The Logical State of Existence Reason Dogma Spiritual Hope Accepted Idea Abstract Rational Understood Something Absolute Physical Known Nothing Mental Demonic Hallucinated
  22. 22. Thinking Intelligence Aberration Appears Real The Conscious State of Existence Alternative-4 Faith HEAVENLY Knowledge Sensed OBJECTIVE EMOTIONAL SCIENTIFIC Explained Believed The Schizophrenic State of Existence Insane The Mystical State of Existence Religion The Logical State of Existence Reason Dogma Spiritual Hope Accepted Idea Abstract Rational Understood Something Absolute Physical Known Nothing Mental Demonic Hallucinated
  23. 23. Explained Intelligence Appears Aberration Real The Conscious State of Existence The Mystical State of Existence Religion Evolution of Explanation HEAVENLY Believed Faith Knowledge Sensed OBJECTIVE EMOTIONAL SCIENTIFIC Dogma Spiritual Hope Accepted The Schizophrenic State of Existence Insane The Logical State of Existence Reason Idea Abstract Rational Understood Something Absolute Physical Known Nothing Mental Demonic Hallucinated
  24. 24. Chair
  25. 25. Water
  26. 26. Space
  27. 27. Time
  28. 28. Distance
  29. 29. Universe
  30. 30. Life
  31. 31. God
  32. 32. CAPITALISM
  33. 33. PHILOSOPHY EDITED EXCERPTS OF AYN RAND’S WRITINGS Your actions are a consequence of your philosophy. Their result on your person is not, this is left to the laws of nature. As a human being, you have no choice about your need of philosophy. Your only choice, in this regard, is whether you define the parameters of your philosophy or whether you blindly follow another’s.
  34. 34. WHAT IS THE SCIENCE OF PHILOSOPHY EDITED EXCERPTS OF AYN RAND’S WRITINGS Your actions are a consequence of your philosophy. Their result on your person is not, this is left to the laws of nature. As a human being, you have no choice about your need of philosophy. Your only choice, in this regard, is whether you define the parameters of your philosophy or whether you blindly follow another’s. Philosophy deals with those aspects of the universe which pertain to everything that exists. Philosophy is the foundation of science, the selector of man’s values and goals, the organizer of man’s thoughts and thereby his actions.
  35. 35. WHAT IS THE SCIENCE OF PHILOSOPHY EDITED EXCERPTS OF AYN RAND’S WRITINGS Your actions are a consequence of your philosophy. Their result on your person is not, this is left to the laws of nature. As a human being, you have no choice about your need of philosophy. Your only choice, in this regard, is whether you define the parameters of your philosophy or whether you blindly follow another’s. Philosophy deals with those aspects of the universe which pertain to everything that exists. Philosophy is the foundation of science, the selector of man’s values and goals, the organizer of man’s thoughts and thereby his actions. Philosophy is that science which studies the nature of existence, of man, and of man’s relationship to existence. The fundamental branches of philosophy are metaphysics and epistemology. It is on the basis of a knowable universe ( metaphysics ) and ones rational grasp of it ( epistemology ), that one can define the secondary branches of philosophy: ethics , morality and esthetics .
  36. 36. WHAT IS THE SCIENCE OF PHILOSOPHY EDITED EXCERPTS OF AYN RAND’S WRITINGS Your actions are a consequence of your philosophy. Their result on your person is not, this is left to the laws of nature. As a human being, you have no choice about your need of philosophy. Your only choice, in this regard, is whether you define the parameters of your philosophy or whether you blindly follow another’s. Philosophy deals with those aspects of the universe which pertain to everything that exists. Philosophy is the foundation of science, the selector of man’s values and goals, the organizer of man’s thoughts and thereby his actions. Philosophy is that science which studies the nature of existence, of man, and of man’s relationship to existence. The fundamental branches of philosophy are metaphysics and epistemology. It is on the basis of a knowable universe ( metaphysics ) and ones rational grasp of it ( epistemology ), that one can define the secondary branches of philosophy: ethics , morality and esthetics . The task of philosophy is to provide man with a comprehensive view of what it means to act properly. In order to evaluate a given philosophical premise ask what, if applied, it would do to human life; beginning with your own. This view will serve as a base, as a frame of reference, for your actions. This view will tell you the nature of the universe with which you must deal ( metaphysics ); the means by which you deal with it ( epistemology ). It will provide the standard by which you choose your goals and values in regard to your life and character ( ethics ). And in regard to your relationship with others ( morality ). Your means of explaining this view is esthetics .
  37. 37. WHAT IS THE SCIENCE OF PHILOSOPHY EDITED EXCERPTS OF AYN RAND’S WRITINGS Your actions are a consequence of your philosophy. Their result on your person is not, this is left to the laws of nature. As a human being, you have no choice about your need of philosophy. Your only choice, in this regard, is whether you define the parameters of your philosophy or whether you blindly follow another’s. Philosophy deals with those aspects of the universe which pertain to everything that exists. Philosophy is the foundation of science, the selector of man’s values and goals, the organizer of man’s thoughts and thereby his actions. Philosophy is that science which studies the nature of existence, of man, and of man’s relationship to existence. The fundamental branches of philosophy are metaphysics and epistemology. It is on the basis of a knowable universe ( metaphysics ) and ones rational grasp of it ( epistemology ), that one can define the secondary branches of philosophy: ethics , morality and esthetics . The task of philosophy is to provide man with a comprehensive view of what it means to act properly. In order to evaluate a given philosophical premise ask what, if applied, it would do to human life; beginning with your own. This view will serve as a base, as a frame of reference, for your actions. This view will tell you the nature of the universe with which you must deal ( metaphysics ); the means by which you deal with it ( epistemology ). It will provide the standard by which you choose your goals and values in regard to your life and character ( ethics ). And in regard to your relationship with others ( morality ). Your means of explaining this view is esthetics . In order to live, man must act; in order to act, man must make choices; in order to make choices, man must define a code of values; in order to define a code of values, man must discover the nature of his existence as the rational -being. Since man knows what he is and where he lives; then, his only task is to understand how these define how he must behave prior to being considered a properly functioning human-being; i.e. man needs philosophy.
  38. 38. METAPHYSICS EPISTEMOLOGY ETHICS MORALITY ESTHETICS Perspective What The Philosophical Ladder Explanation
  39. 39. ETHICS MORALITY ESTHETICS What Perspective METAPHYSICS the physical existence of objects is Knowledge EPISTEMOLOGY the conceptual existence of ideas is Intelligence The Philosophical Ladder Explanation
  40. 40. METAPHYSICS EPISTEMOLOGY ESTHETICS Perspective What ETHICS is proper individual action MORALITY Is rational social interaction The Philosophical Ladder Explanation
  41. 41. METAPHYSICS EPISTEMOLOGY ETHICS MORALITY ESTHETICS Means and Methods of Expression Explanation What Perspective The Philosophical Ladder
  42. 42. ESTHETICS MORALITY ETHICS EPISTEMOLOGY METAPHYSICS
  43. 43. ESTHETICS MORALITY ETHICS EPISTEMOLOGY Abstract, Mental, Created, Idea - Concepts METAPHYSICS Absolute, Physical, Known, Object - Words What
  44. 44. ESTHETICS MORALITY ETHICS EPISTEMOLOGY Intelligence & Language METAPHYSICS Knowledge & Communication What
  45. 45. ESTHETICS MORALITY Rational functioning Societies ETHICS Properly functioning Individuals EPISTEMOLOGY METAPHYSICS Perspective
  46. 46. ESTHETICS MORALITY Social interaction is Profitable ETHICS Individual action is Beneficial EPISTEMOLOGY METAPHYSICS Perspective
  47. 47. ESTHETICS MORALITY Profitable interaction is Capitalism ETHICS Beneficial action is Selfishness EPISTEMOLOGY METAPHYSICS Perspective
  48. 48. ESTHETICS MORALITY Capitalistic acts carry Contractual Consequences ETHICS Selfish acts carry Natural Consequences EPISTEMOLOGY METAPHYSICS Perspective
  49. 49. ESTHETICS MORALITY Social HAPPINESS ETHICS Personal SURVIVAL EPISTEMOLOGY METAPHYSICS Perspective
  50. 50. MORALITY ETHICS EPISTEMOLOGY METAPHYSICS ESTHETICS The Constitution of the Unites States of America Explanation
  51. 51. The Truth About CAPITALISM ======================= Is that it explains how properly functioning individuals act when socially engaged - they act rationally . Capitalistic persons act based on the premise of “ from mutual agreement to mutual benefit .” A capitalist will continue to act properly even when others are not - especially when others are not.

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