Charles Tew

is creating philosophy on an Objectivist foundation.
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  • Your questions for my weekly Q&A podcast will be prioritized over those of non-contributors. Just let me know what tier of supporter you are when you send me your question (limit one per month).
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About Charles Tew

After going through the nihilistic and government-controlled university system, I decided that the only effective and satisfying way to teach philosophy was to do so outside of that system.

If you enroll in an academic philosophy program today, you'll learn that reality doesn't exist, knowledge is impossible, moral standards are arbitrary, and philosophy has nothing to do with the real world anyway, all for the low price of $20,000-$70,000. You can avoid the financial cost by learning what you can on the internet and from library books, but the resources you're likely to find have the same perspective as the philosophy departments, so you won't learn anything better.

You may be skeptical that there is anything better to learn, that philosophy is anything more than an idle game of subjective abstractions, and I don't blame you. It's reasonable for people who see the products of philosophy programs to dismiss the subject as not just useless, but dangerous. Who wants to become one of these envy-fueled nihilists whose highest aim is the cheap, fleeting thrill of making others as miserable as he is?

I approach philosophy from a perspective totally unlike that of academia. I'm an Objectivist philosopher, a follower of Ayn Rand, and I teach philosophy and its history in order to help you gain and strengthen the foundations required to achieve certainty, success, and happiness.

What do your pledges go toward? My survival on modest terms, so that I can afford to spend my time working on the following projects. 

First, I run a YouTube channel where I put up my weekly Q&A podcast, Functional Philosophy, along with video commentaries on the ideas of prominent intellectuals.

Second, I'm writing essays on philosophy, psychology, economics, and culture. These will be available to supporters who contribute $10 per month or more.

Third, I'm writing three books. The first is a guide to the most difficult ideas in Ayn Rand's philosophy. The second elaborates a theory of the relationship between life and knowledge. The third presents a new history of philosophy.

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Finally, I want to express my profound gratitude for all contributors. The existence of supporters for the ideas that I'm spreading proves that my work is worth doing. Nothing could be more motivating.
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This is the minimum level of support at which I'll be able to devote myself to philosophy as a full-time profession. I'll be able to create much more unscheduled content, like non-podcast YouTube videos.
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Recent posts by Charles Tew

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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 16 exclusive posts
11
Livestreams
1
Poll
4
Updates