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    Objectivism Is The Everyman's Philosophy

    In the universe, what you see is what you get,

    figuring it out for yourself is the way to happiness,

    and each person's independence is respected by all

  • Rand's Philosophy in Her Own Words

    • "Metaphysics: Objective Reality"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed/Wishing won’t make it so." "The universe exists independent of consciousness"
    • "Epistemology: Reason" "You can’t eat your cake and have it, too." "Thinking is man’s only basic virtue"
    • "Ethics: Self-interest" "Man is an end in himself." "Man must act for his own rational self-interest" "The purpose of morality is to teach you[...] to enjoy yourself and live"
    • "Politics: Capitalism" "Give me liberty or give me death." "If life on earth is [a man's] purpose, he has a right to live as a rational being"
  • Objectivism Online Chat

    Gravity Threads are Real

    StrictlyLogical
    By StrictlyLogical,
    There are an infinite number of paths through the air above the Earth that objects can take (in free fall) depending upon a number of factors.  The discoveries of Galileo and others and subsequent experiment show that the paths are generally parabolic.  What Galileo did not know, and scientists of today do not know, is that the parabolas are real... they ARE the fingerprints of Gravity Threads.   Gravity Threads - A Theory  There exist an infinite number of Gravity Threads em

    Fundamentally, is there only ‘spacetime’?

    A.C.E.
    By A.C.E.,
    Hello all, I’ll plunge naked straight into the deep end…  Objectivist metaphysics is entity-centric: there’s the ‘stuff’ which makes up the universe (whether thought of as discrete particles or a continuous fluctuating field) as well as space and time as natural correlations (the relations between all this ‘stuff’).  This is the correct metaphysical starting point and thus fitting basis upon which to build physics — so far so good?  However, what if the most fundamental

    Late Term Abortion

     thenelli01
    By thenelli01,
    I know there are a lot of abortion topics on this site, apologies if this is a duplicate - I didn't want to get lost in an old thread and didn't want to read through all of the old topics. I wanted to get some thoughts on this. For an argument against late term abortion and birth as the clear line: there is a point, maybe around 6 months(ish), where a mother has a moral (and legal - ideally) obligation to carry out the pregnancy, given that her health isn't at risk. At around 6 months

    My Free Will Theory

    MisterSwig
    By MisterSwig,
    I created a blog to introduce my theory on free will: https://freewilltheory.blogspot.com/2019/04/free-will-is-learned-skill.html?m=1 My goal is to identify the necessary steps in the development of free will, starting from birth. I briefly discuss reflexes, feelings, and purpose, and how they relate to gaining control over one's body and mind. I appreciate any comments or criticism, placed here or on the blog.

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