Jerry Kirkpatrick

Biography

Jerry Kirkpatrick is professor emeritus of international business and marketing at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Inspired in high school to think about fundamental ideas, Kirkpatrick majored in philosophy as an undergraduate before pursuing his advanced degrees. He now writes a monthly blog at jerrykirkpatrick.blogspot.com, discussing, among other topics, his special interests in epistemology and psychology.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Ayr Rand and Ludwig von Mises
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Getting to work.
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Where to find Jerry Kirkpatrick online

Series

Psychology
This book explores the nature of independent judgment and its relationship to personal and political freedom. Throughout the journey, the author finds that psychology, especially the skill of introspection, plays a significant role in developing and maintaining independence in the individual and in generating the desire to live in a free society.

Books

Independent Judgment and Introspection: Fundamental Requirements of the Free Society
Series: Psychology. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,580. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Developmental / general, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Epistemology
This book explores the nature of independent judgment and its relationship to personal and political freedom. Throughout the journey, the author finds that psychology, especially the skill of introspection, plays a significant role in developing and maintaining independence in the individual and in generating the desire to live in a free society.
Montessori, Dewey, and Capitalism: Educational Theory for a Free Market in Education
Series: Education. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,340. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » American philosophy
This book presents a philosophy of education—the theory of concentrated attention and independent judgment—that requires laissez-faire capitalism for its full realization. It is not an argument, except indirectly, for the separation of education and state nor is it a critique of present and past state-run schooling. It is an argument for the abolition of coercion in all areas of life.
In Defense of Advertising: Arguments From Reason, Ethical Egoism, and Laissez-Faire Capitalism
Series: Advertising. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,210. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Advertising
A theoretical defense based on the philosophy of Ayn Rand and the economics of Ludwig von Mises, this book argues that the social and economic criticisms of advertising are false because they are based on a false philosophic and economic world view. Only an alternative world view can refute the charges and put forth a positive moral evaluation of advertising's role in human life.