|The analytic method is when it isn't obtuse. (Too often it is.) But I think the issue of losing the forest for the trees is a bigger problem than you imply; it can lead to floating abstractions, which I've seen running rampant. Granted, the analytics attempt to counter this by tossing forth counter-examples for everything, but that usually just leads to some minor alteration to fix the original argument, and then another counter-example, etc, etc... It's not always like that, but that does happen all too often. Still leaps & bounds ahead of the Carneys of the world, though :-)|
I'll take a look at that link. But I got some articles from The Personalist today -- very interesting journal, from the looks of it. Its editor position was taken over around... uh, '67 or '68 I think, by John Hospers, and has a lot of Objectivism-related material, both pro- and anti-. Articles by Branden, Machan, Rasmussen, Mack, etc. I haven't read any of them, but I did get the Nozick article, and I'll let you know once I've read it.
I just hope Nozick demonstrates a better grasp of Rand's arguments here than he did in Anarchy, State, and Utopia.
p.s. Perhaps I should add -- Having met Cameron in person, I can't possibly imagine him being obnoxious in a classroom. Or elsewhere, really.