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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

    Reblogged:"Renewables" Show Environmentalist Indifference

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    I am pretty sure I've mentioned the following excellent point by Keith Lockitch of the Ayn Rand Institute, but it bears repeating: With our negligent media touting renewables from here to Timbuktu, one could understandably wonder about the description of solar as fantasized. A recent post at the conservative PowerLine blog provides ample evidence from the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow that this description is quite accurate. For example: John Hinderaker notes further that this would co

    Objectivism in Academia

    cliveandrews
    By cliveandrews,
    How are Objectivists treated in the academic arenta? I know nothing about academic philosophy, but I would infer that Objectivists might have a hard time getting along with others in the feild, or even face persecution from their peers. Thoughts?

    Reblogged:Confession, Rationalization, or Both?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A very common defense of religion is that it forms the basis of morality, and that we would be reduced to anarchic mayhem without it. Given that practically the first words out of the mouths of such defenders usually spell out real-world consequences for a lack of ethical guidance, this defense strikes me as more psychological than philosophical. Regarding the latter: Wouldn't such a problem as societal collapse absent morality support (at least considering) the idea that there is a secular, ra

    Ayn Rand and her adultery

    iplaydrums24
    By iplaydrums24,
    I was reading through The Virtue of Selfishness, and I decided to look up Nathaniel Branden to learn some more about him after reading his articles. To my surprise, I learned that he and Rand had an longstanding affair while they were both married to other people. I was shocked to learn this, and even more surprised to learn that Rand terminated her friendship with Branden when she learned that he was with another women (after divorcing his wife and ending his relationship with Rand) against her

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