Scott and Adam welcome Nick from the Anarcho-Yakitalism podcast to discuss philosophy, from nihilism to objectivism.
Scott, the Ancap Barber himself, is afraid that he’s an alcoholic, so he’s stopped drinking cold turkey. It’s been a week so far without a drink.
Scott reads an article that he wrote on nihilism.
One of our listeners, Robb Goodell, disagrees with nihilism, as does Adam. We discuss the issues with the philosophy.
Is nihilism compatible with the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP)? Does nihilism come from our evolution as humans? We also discuss the differences in nihilism and Objectivism, and where Ayn Rand was wrong in her philosophy. Nick considers himself an ego utilitarianist.
Nick makes the case that all of these philosophies are compatible with libertarianism.