Sunday, September 23, 2018

My Personal Philosophy

People often ask me, what is the name my personal philosophy? But I don’t think it is possible for me to describe my personal philosophy by a single word.

The definition of labels like liberal, conservative, individualist, libertarian, capitalist, individualist, Aristotelian, epicurean, stoic, objectivist, etc., is open to question. These labels can mean different things to different people. So I have written the following note which gives an approximate description of my personal philosophy:
I am a liberal of the classical kind; a conservative of the constitutionalist kind; a libertarian of the moral kind; a capitalist of the radical kind; an individualist of the social kind; an Aristotelian of the epicurean and stoic kind; an objectivist of the Kantian kind.
This is the closest that I can come to describing my personal philosophy.


Unknown said...

How can you be a Kantian objectivist? The two philosophies are in complete opposition.

Anoop Verma said...

The two philosophies are not in opposition--that is the point. There are lot of common areas between Kant and Rand, especially in ethics and aesthetics.

Unknown said...

Have you written any entries about their similarities, or could you point me to any resources that explain it please?