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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

    Ted Galen Carpenter Strikes Again

    By AutoJC,
    Here We Go Again, Yet Another Anti-Iraq Editorial from Cato Should we cut our losses and bail out of Iraq? Was Iraq the "wrong war?" Moreover, has Iraq become another Vietnam? The editorial ignores the basic fundamental difference between the Iraq enemy and the Vietnam "enemy." In Iraq, the enemy is of the same caliber as those who attacked America on September 11th, with a similar mission. I was against the war in VietNam. I didn't see that it had anything to do with defending America's interests. To this day, I steadfastly hold to that opinion. My big problem with the Iraq war is how this country approached it- without the resolve and strategy needed to crush a very threatening enemy to the point of unconditional surrender. This, in my opinion, is the real reason we are experiencing the difficulties there.

    An opinion

    By amorparatodavida,
    I have an essay I wrote on my take on originality, for a local zine. It's not too great, because I wrote it awhile ago. Now I'm giving you guys the choice. You can read, and probably have a good laugh at my amateur works. I thought it was o.k. for the age I wrote it at. Or you can tell me no thanks and I'll delete this post. Up to you guys; I don't want to fill the site with boring stuff unless you want to read it

    String Theory

    By JRoberts,
    What are your thoughts on String Theory?

    Andrew Carnegie

    By TheCerebro,
    I have been studying the lives and beliefs of the early industrialists i.e. Andrew Carnegie. Ford, JP Morgan, Rockafellar etc. and found many were actually socialists. Andrew Carnegie in particular, who wrote the "Gospel of Wealth" in which he said the rich should live simply and be philanthropists, while throwing around terms like "workingman". I am wondering if anyone knew how it is these men could hold such contradictory views. It was their money that built our modern schooling (yes, Rockefellar provided two dollars for every one dollar of federal funding to schools). Why did such wealthy men, listen to social planners? Also is anyone familiar with the philosopher Herbert Spencer (man who coined the term "surivial of the fittest" and applied to capitalism) or how Andrew Carnegie synthesized him and Marx?

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