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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

    Trade and production of bombs

    Ali Shannon
    By Ali Shannon,
    I will have to start with an assumption before I ask the question, so if I got the assumption or the conclusion wrong, please point it out. If we assume that a free country will adopt the freedom of trade and production and the weapon manufacturers decide to sell their products of mass destruction to anyone who can afford such weapons. Now assume that a terrorist organization takes hold of such a weapon and purchases a property in the heart of NYC. How would the government stop them from un

    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

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