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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:William Whewell's "Discoverer's Induction" (Part 6/Final Part)

    Roderick Fitts
    By Roderick Fitts,
    Previous posts: William Whewell's "Discoverer's Induction" (Part 1)  William Whewell's "Discoverer's Induction" (Part 2) William Whewell's "Discoverer's Induction" (Part 3) William Whewell's "Discoverer's Induction" (Part 4) William Whewell's "Discoverer's Induction" (Part 5) Introduction This final part of my series on Dr. William Whewell will discuss the four tests he believes can determine the veracity and applicability of a true colligation, an induction. I have named these four tes

    Pre-Ancient Temples in Turkey

    TheEgoist
    By TheEgoist,
    Temples discovered in Turkey thought to be from 11,000 BC 11,000...Looks like the Bible and 10,000 BC are wrong again.

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Blog Roundup 1. Most educated people know that Ayn Rand advocated capitalism. (Whether they know what capitalism is is another question altogether.) And many even know that Rand advocated selfishness -- also commonly misunderstood. But what about pride? I doubt it, and I'd bet even fewer people know what it actually is than know what capitalism or egoism really are. This thought occurred to me when I read the post "Humility vs. Pride" at the blog of the Texas Institute for Property Rights, wh

    Reblogged:An Environmentalist Pushes Back on Alarmism

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    In an article at Forbes, Michael Shellenberger of Environmental Progress notes that "no credible scientific body has ever said climate change threatens the collapse of civilization much less the extinction of the human species." More important, he notes that the common practice of tossing apocalyptic predictions around like croutons over a salad has some negative, real-world consequences: These tactics emphatically include -- and I think are essentialized -- by Greta Thunberg's recent call for

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