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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Hi: With SARS and Bird Flu in Asia, we have seen many died and these infectious diseases spead to many countries. Not only many died but these diseases harmed the economy of those countries. Those infected, at that time, were quarantined. Some were quarantined voluntarily and some were not. Assume that disease X has come to the Objectivist Land (an imaginary place that is heavily populated and urban). This disease X can be deadly and can harm the economy, similar to what SARS did to Asia. Some of those infected with disease X would be willingly to quarantine themselves. Some would not. However, if these unwilling individuals were not quarantined a large number people living in Objectivist Land will die. Economic consequences would be great if this disease spread. What would the citizens of Objectivist Land do? Would they quarantine those do not want to do so and suffer the consequence? What are your thoughts on this hypothetical situation? Q
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A few things about me... I am an 18-year male who lives in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Currently I am studying a double degree in International Business/Arts in Asian and International Studies. Among my hobbies are history, politics, philosophy, tennis, skiing and reading. I look forward to posting regularly on these forums.