My boyfriend, now ex, attempted to leave the house because he got angry while we were fighting, but I blocked the door to prevent him from leaving. Was he justified in using violence against me to force me out of the way? Did I initiate force by trapping him?
I want to create my own films; however, if I am blatant about my philosophical outlook, I will be barred from any future work in the entertainment industry and my career will end. Is this cowardice?
Are there any circumstances under which it is rational to continue a romantic relationship with someone who has cheated on you?
Why does Objectivism make such an issue over whether an action is short-range or long-range? For example, going to a movie is a short-range pursuit. What would long-range moviegoing consist of?
If my life is my moral purpose, how can it ever be moral to risk it to save another, such as my wife? Isn’t that making the other a higher value than you yourself?
According to Objectivism, happiness proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. Does this mean that any values will do it as long as they are rational?
What attracts you personally to philosophy? Is your purpose simply to know?
Under what circumstances, if any, does one have the right or obligation to stop someone from committing suicide?
A few years ago I acted very irrationally. As a consequence my reputation with certain people was destroyed. Is it second-handed to care about my reputation and work to rebuild it?