Open System—Closed System
Leonard Peikoff is of the view that Objectivism is a Closed System. I disagree. I strongly believe that Objectivism is an Open System.
In the Objectivist circles Peikoff and a few intellectuals endorsed by him are regarded as authority figures. But if Objectivism is a philosophy of “realty and reason” as Ayn Rand has said then why does it need authority figures?
The Demonization of the Brandens
I do not agree with the official Objectivist propaganda against Nathaniel and Barbara Branden. There are a few faults in Nathaniel Branden and Branden but they have also contributed a lot to Objectivism and their contributions should be acknowledged.
Problems in Peikoff’s book on Objectivism
I have misgivings about certain ideas in Peikoff’s book—Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand. For instance, his doctrine of arbitrary assertion and his theory of volition (free will) are completely unbelievable.
I think with these four points, I have explained the key reasons for which I am bailing out of the Objectivist movement. Hasta la vista, dear Objectivists.