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#26 2009-05-23 18:12:30

Eric
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Re: Grant Morrison writing Vic Sage?!?

So she started off with this concept of the "virtue of selfishness" and she keeps hammering home how important it is to be selfish, when in fact I think the term is inaccurate, it's associations are unhelpful to what the real driving force is. "Moral self-interest" would be a better term (who said this again? Was it Adam Smith or am I just pulling names out of a hat here?). It is not so much that one can never help another person under Objectivism, but rather that when one does help another, one understands why they did it. You do not help an old lady across the street because you are some kind of non-entity which only exists to be a servant to others, you help an old lady across the street because you are invested in mankind, because you respect your elders, because, FOR YOU, this is the right thing to do, and you could not live with yourself if you did not do what was right.

This has always been my sticking point with Rand too, except that I see too often that her followers wouldn't help the old lady without asking, "What's in it for me?" instead of acknowledging the "investment" (still a loaded term) in mankind. Why not "self-interest"? The choice of "selfish" leads to some problematic moral quandaries for me. I still think there's value to altruism.

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#27 2010-09-18 17:03:30

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Re: Grant Morrison writing Vic Sage?!?

Here are a few more tidbits about the newly-dubbed Pax Americana:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/09/17/ … eedingCool

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#28 2012-09-29 19:15:47

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Re: Grant Morrison writing Vic Sage?!?

MULTIPLICITY IS COMING!!

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/grant-m … -2013.html

Man, Vic is making a huge comeback!

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#30 2012-11-11 12:47:15

HAWkK
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Re: Grant Morrison writing Vic Sage?!?

i will just say lol .This is awesome  and to quote here  second panel "u will forever question your indentity  and forever search for answers  u will never find " .Now i just need a full stack of  this books and something hard to drink like coca-cola and let  apocalypse  rain on my head .

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#31 2014-04-16 11:42:58

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