“On July 16, , one million people, from all over the country, converged on Cape Kennedy, Florida, to witness the launching of Apollo 11 that carried. Apollo and Dionysus. By Ayn Rand. A concretization of the issue of reason vs. emotion via an analysis of two contrasting events of the glorious. In Ayn Rand’s Anti-Industrial Revolution, there is an essay, dated January, , called “Apollo and Dionysius.” She compares unfavourably.

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It is simply a continuation of the multibillion-dollar science-project that was the Apollo programme. Enter a search keyword Search. Thus, the Dionysian Woodstock makes about as much commercial sense as the Apollo programme. Great Apollonian determination was placed in the service of what was not at all rational.

Personal Computers, the Internet, and the “New Eco Tamsyn Kent June 2, at 7: The Woodstock festival, Rand writes, was the apotheosis of the spirit of Dionysus, the god of wine and love.

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But to hold them with total consistency—to understand, to define, to prove and to apply them—requires volumes of thought. Capitalism If you want this translated into simple language, it would read: Most of these did not possess a ticket for the festival, and upon arrival, simply kicked down and walked over the flimsy fences erected to keep gatecrashers out.

The fear was that the Soviets would get to the moon first. The Meaning of Money, from the Atlas Shruggedss.

Please enter your email here, we would like to keep you informed. Neither had any other practical purpose, and if the Apollonians of south Florida were less messy than the Dionysians of upstate New York, their enterprise was quite a bit more expensive, not to mention: Attended by as many aspeople, the concert fand had apoll be for free although the Stones received a substantial fee for performing.


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In a system of full capitalism, there should be but, historically, has not yet been a complete dionysuus of state and economics, in the same way and for the same reasons as the separation of state and church. Newer Post Older Post Home. Tags- Find more articles on – moon landing space exploration. Certainly, organizing a multi-day concert involving several dozen performers, with hundreds and possibly thousands of crew and staff, is a duonysus of logistics in itself, although not at the level of the moon-shot.

Monday, August 3, Having got there, the Americans discovered a huge sphere consisting of rock. The moon exercises an important place in virtually all world mythologiesand no doubt the Soviet slathered over the dream of planting the Hammer and Sickle before the Star and Stripes, on the lunar surface.

Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, It does, however, have to be without charge. This was proven by all the Woodstock festivals, even the last one, held on an ex-military base with twelve-foot high fences. Posted by RB Glennie at Space exploration serves no strategic end, if it ever did. Man—every man—is an end in himself, not the means to the ends of others.

This last is the predominant philosophical position today, particularly in the field of politics. It is a system where no man may obtain any values from others by resorting to physical force, and no man may initiate the use of physical force against others.

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The results were initially, a infamous fiasco. It was apparently inconceivable, even for the learned and rational technocrats of the Kennedy administration, that the Soviets would get there first.

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Comments will be moderated. This lecture, delivered by Ayn Rand at the Ford Hall Forum inconcretizes the issue of reason vs. Which is why philosophy cannot be discussed while standing on one foot—nor while standing zpollo two feet on both sides of every fence.

Apollo and Dionysus

There is no there, there, but we got there It was, of course, single-combat jousting. He must exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself. It was, after all, a massive expenditure by government which never would have been undertaken by the free-marketplace. Several hundred thousand more people showed up than a;ollo organizers had planned for, so many that the New York upstate arterial highway simply turned into a parking lot. Such festivals can be carried out successfully.

Stanley Kubrick’s footprint, left behind when he directed the fake moon landing. Tuesday, January 1, Unlike the festival-goers in Bethel, the Apollo pilgrims did not take drugs, have sex publicly, disturb others, become covered in mud or leave the countryside in ruins. Half a million people are willing to cram into one place to hear music.

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