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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

    Socialist claim on drug companies

    primemover
    By primemover,
    I have recently come across a claim by a fellow at work that I was unprepared to answer. He said that drug companies intentionally keep life saving medications and cures off of the market in order to sell drugs to treat the symptoms so they can make more of a profit. I asked him if he had any proof of this and he just responded that it was common knowledge or some crap like that. I told him that it sounds a lot like the "we never landed on the moon" conspiracy theory.

    What is the nature of Mathematical concepts?

    RationalEgoistSG
    By RationalEgoistSG,
    I openly profess that I do not know much about mathematics or the philosophy of mathematics. However, I have been curious about one important point. Are mathematical objects (such as the number 2 or an equation, etc.) existents in reality or are they like objective concepts that describe the relationship between physical existents? (Or are they something else altogether?) It would seem to me that mathematical objects are the latter, concepts that describe the relationship between physical existents. I may be way out of my league here, but I was curious as to whether or not anyone has any interesting ideas on the subject.

    What is the nature of proof?

    Guest Skeptic
    By Guest Skeptic,
    Proof is "the evidence or argument that compels the mind to accept an assertion as true." (google) This compulsion is basically the same as any other physical reaction. I want to believe Objectivism, but the axioms confuse me.

    Man has no purpose since he doesn't benefit Earth?

    Areactor
    By Areactor,
    Many arguements from usually the left enviornmentalists, say that man literally has no purpose since it doesn't serve the planet any positives. Is this true?

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