Full Context - An International Objectivist Publication
Full Context - An International Objectivist Publication Full Context - An International Objectivist Publication Full Context - An International Objectivist Publication Full Context - An International Objectivist Publication Full Context - An International Objectivist Publication Full Context - An International Objectivist Publication

What is "Full Context?"

 

Full Context is an internationally-distributed newsletter that presents the politics, the principles, and the people behind the recent explosion of interest in Objectivist thought, and of the Renaissance of individualism surrounding it. Regular features include revealing, personal interviews with many of the leading personalities in the Objectivist and free-market movements—from the academics to the artists, to the political pundits.

From time to time, we discover people of remarkable courage or integrity who are not Objectivists, but who have important things to say or inspiring stories to tell—especially if they are ignored or attacked by the mainstream media.

We also regularly feature original, provocative essays that engage both theoretical and practical applications of Objectivist ideas. Letters, books reviews, movie reviews, shorter opinion pieces, etc.,are also published regularly.

Full Context is a publication for Objectivists around the world—thus it's descriptor "An International Objectivist Publication." By "Objectivist" we don't mean "true believer." We mean someone who accepts Objectivism as providing the basic framework of assumptions and methods necessary for finding truth, goodness, and beauty during his time on Earth, and who identifies with the principles and values of Objectivism more than those of any other codified system of belief. Our editorial policy does not require that articles appearing in Full Context contain 100% "pure" Objectivism; articles in Full Context typically venture reinterpretations, applications, extensions, and reapprasials of Objectivist positions.


"Ayn Rand left us a magnificent system of ideas. But it is not a closed system. It is a powerful engine of integration. Let us not starve it of fuel by shutting our minds to what is good in other approaches. Let us test our ideas in open debate. If we are right, we have nothing to fear; if we are wrong, we have something to learn. Above all, let us encourage independent thought among ourselves. Let us welcome dissent, and the restless ways of the explorers among us."

David Kelley, Truth and Toleration 


We at Full Context think that you have to take these words of David Kelley seriously if you value the advancement of Objectivism. And you have to value the advancement of Objectivism if you value the enrichment of the philosophical foundations of liberty. More than any other Objectivism-oriented publication currently in print, Full Context is the forum where Professor Kelley’s exhortation is heeded.


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