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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"

    When all material is owned....

    Old Geezer
    By Old Geezer,
    Assuming the trend towards privatization of property continues, what will happen when all physical material is owned? If distribution of resources is not yet a reflection of merit by that time, will this mean that the status quo will remain? If man exists by applying his mind to his physical environment, what will happen when he has no access to a physical environment? (born without property)

    Greetings From HooVille

    By schmittyUVA,
    My name is Aaron Schmidt and I am a third year English major at the University of Virginia. Since my junior year in high school, I have been pursuing the ideals of Objectivism and am glad to have found a refuge for truth and reason to share my thoughts and concerns. I look forward to hearing from you all and hope we'll engage in some enlightening converstation soon. Additionally, I am the Head Student Equipment Manager/Defensive Student Assistant for the UVA football team, and love discussing sports, especially football. I have a wonderful girlfriend of over 6 years. I also love to play poker.

    Objectivist sympathizer here

    By Vernunft,
    Hello. I am twenty-two years old and I am an undergraduate pursuing a degree in philosophy. I'm not unsympathetic to many elements of objectivism, though I tend to view it with distaste when it is held dogmatically (an affliction all too common in my experience). I'm a Kantian, or something approaching it, in both epistemology and ethics. That's really all you need to know.

    Private Armies

    Old Geezer
    By Old Geezer,
    The American Military is increasingly contracting military services which is a relief in some ways (cheaper, more efficient, and frees up the military for other purposes) but can it pose a threat to national security??? Is it potentially a breach of the monopoly on force? is the danger worth the savings?

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