Ayn Rand valued Aristotle’s philosophy and developed her own philosophy of reason called Objectivism. Aristotle’s philosophy adhered to the logic of A ‘is’ A, but Alfred Korzybski took ‘is’ away. Frank R Wallace replaced it all with Neo-Tech Objectivism.
Frank R Wallace quoted Ayn Rand saying ‘save me from the Radians’. Ayn Rand was her self repulsed by the cult-ish obsession coming from Objectivists at that time.
Ayn Rand, the founder of Objectivism, was an inspiration to Frank R Wallace. Ayn Rand’s influence on early versions of Neo-Tech Power is obvious. Wallace showed great admiration for Objectivism, particularly Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged.
Neo-Tech sought to convert that rigid dogmatic cult following of Ayn Rand into a highly leveraged force of intelligence and influence.
Wallace once suggested that Ayn Rand’s character John Galt had influential powers probably beyond realistic possibility. Ayn Rand claimed that her hero’s revealed the reality of man. Ayn Rand’s Objectivism seems to have provided no such real life hero (that I am aware of). Wallace’s Neo-Tech later went on to describe The Greatest Discovery Ever! and the ‘wpgsh’ phenomenon of societal influence.
In fact, reading Ayn Rand’s early fiction, you can clearly see a natural dislike of reality that Rand seems to have imbued. Cuts from The Fountainhead show Howard Roarke as almost schizophrenic in his lack of mindfulness. I seem to remember the character even claiming he was incapable of love. He clearly seemed that way in the cut edits that never made it into the published version of The Fountainhead. Neo-Tech approaches human experience from a very different angle. Neo-Tech’s evolution rises from research into the history of love, with human happiness as being the primary goal. This was not clearly expressed in Ayn Rand’s writings. Perhaps it would have been her next novel.
I believe Ayn Rand’s Objectivism cleared a path for Neo-Tech to evolve for providing the ‘human’ side of the hard facts of reality.
What differences are there between Neo-Tech and Objectivism?
Objectivism used 5 classifications of philosophy. Here they are with Objectivism keyword for each category in the brackets.
I’m going to call them Objectivism Metaphysics (Reality), Objectivism Epistemology (Reason), Objectivism Politics (Capitalism), Objectivism Aesthetics (never defined), and Objectivism Ethics (self-interest).
Neo-Tech’s definitions for Neo-Tech Metaphysics (Business), Neo-Tech Epistemology (Neo-Think), Neo-Tech Politics (Free competition), Neo-Tech Ethics (Value production), and Neo-Tech Aesthetics (Value reflection).
Perhaps Frank R Wallace and Ayn Rand would have come to rather narrow agreements in a personal discussion. Wallace would certainly have seen far and wide. Ayn Rand might have slapped his face.
Neo-Tech broadens the reach of Objectivism, both philosophically, and commercially.
Similarities between Neo-Tech and Objectivism
Both Neo-Tech and Objectivism posit the primacy of existence to consciousness. In easier language that simply means that reality exists ‘before’ consciousness has a place to exist. Platonic mysticism and Kant would argue that consciousness is primary, that reality is seated within this thing we call consciousness. Both Neo-Tech and Objectivism strongly disagree.