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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"
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    Reblogged:AOC's Actual Priorities

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Writing at RealClear Politics, Ben Shapiro does an admirable job of laying out the following facts regarding the ongoing debate over socialism in America: American socialists are mostly silent about the crisis in socialist Venezuela, except to claim that Venezuela isn't "really" socialist; and Scandinavians themselves disagree that their countries, which the same crowd uses as an example of socialism, are socialist. In addition, Shapiro takes note of what American socialists are and are not s

    Universals

    MisterSwig
    By MisterSwig,
    This thread is devoted to the nature and problem of universals, particularly in relation to the Objectivist theory of concept-formation. What are universals? What is the problem related to them? I'll begin with the Wikipedia entry--to present the issue as neutrally as possible. A universal is something that particular things have in common. This common something can be a kind of thing, a property of a thing, or a relation of a thing. Beyond that, there are theories about the further i

    Reblogged:Are You the Problem, ...

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Or Are You Visiting Cloud Cuckoo Land? Some time back, Allison Green of Ask a Manager took a question from a reader who had plainly, as she put it, "somehow stumbled into a horde of jackasses." Her answer consists in part of the following excellent coping strategy -- which reminds me a little bit of how I ended up thinking about my daily existence during the times I lived temporarily in three states in the Northeast1: The analogy here is ingenious, because it will help the reader remember that

    The Trolley Problem

    epistemologue
    By epistemologue,
    If you are placed in the hypothetical "trolley problem", where a train is barreling toward a group of people tied to the tracks, and you happen across a lever with which you could divert the train onto another track on which only one person is tied to the tracks – do not pull the lever. Do not take an action in which you direct a train toward a person to cause their death, because intentionally taking an action to kill an innocent person is murder, and murder is morally wrong. If the t

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