Valizadeh, aka “Roosh V.” is one of the more visible “Pick Up Artist” (PUA) figures, and one of the most overtly sexist. He’s written a series of books on how to sleep with women in various countries such as Brazil, (“Poor favela chicks are very easy, but quality is a serious problem”) but advises his readers to avoid Denmark as Nordic social democracy has made Danish women too independent. He cites Arthur Schopenhauer to argue that women are less rational than men and so should be controlled by them. He insists “no” usually doesn’t mean no, and anyway women should understand that men just can’t stop themselves (so much for all that rational decision making…).

Absolutism: The position that within a particular school of though, all different perspectives are either absolutely true or absolutely false.

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Empiricism: The scientific doctrine stating that all knowledge ultimately comes from sensory experience and observable evidence, rather than intuition or pre-conceived ideas.

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Eternalism: The philosophical position that time is just another dimension, that future events already exist, and that all points in time are equally real.

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Skepticism: The method of practicing doubt when regarding what is held as knowledge.

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Eudaimonism: A system of ethics that evaluates actions in terms of their capacity to produce happiness.

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Existentialism: The idea that all philosophical thought must begin with the experiences of the individual, and it is up to the individual to give meaning and authenticity to their own existence.

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