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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

    A Misapplication of Property Rights

    MisterSwig
    By MisterSwig,
    In the April 1964 edition of The Objectivist Newsletter, Ayn Rand published an article called "The Property Status of Airwaves." In it she argues against the idea that radio waves should be public property, and I tend to agree with that basic conclusion. As far as I can tell, the radio waves themselves rightfully belong to the owner of the station broadcasting those waves. Rand, however, makes an important mistake in her argument for that conclusion. She doesn't acknowledge how radio broadcaster

    Favorite Book(s) of All Time

    nakulanb
    By nakulanb,
    Frankenstein by Mary Shelly.

    I Am A New Age Piano Composer (A Revelation)

    nakulanb
    By nakulanb,
    I have had the recent revelation that I am a New Age Artist.  The genre is known for it's tranquil sounds and peaceful feelings.   I've narrowed down which old works I want to keep, and found a vision for the future. I am more aware of my technical ability and boundaries than ever, and am composing at that level.  My technical abilities aren't for those that like to be dazzled by fast scales, but if you enjoy a strong melodic hook, please do listen.  I felt the need to create a new thread on thi

    Senescence

    Harrison Danneskjold
    By Harrison Danneskjold,
    For those who don't know, at some point we will be able to cure senescence (or the aging process) as long as we don't blow ourselves up first.   Now, to cure senescence is not the same as curing death. We'd still be able to starve (meaning we'd all still need jobs), catch ebola, suffocate or get run over. Nobody would be Ayn Rands "immortal and indestructible robot"; there simply wouldn't be any hard cap on our potential life spans. In fact, given enough time without the bigg

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