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, Am I correct in that the Libertarian Right is metaphysically dependent on the impossibility of solving certain classic problems in economic science, e.g. the Vienna Problem? Or: could the Libertarian outlook on social organization be sustained if a solution were ever accepted? I ask these questions because I have become directly acquainted with a unique and general solution to the Vienna Problem, and have observed Libertarian economists responding to it like 15th Century Cardinals confronted with the Copernican System. Given that Libertarian thought has quite a grip on economics (e.g. the Hoover Institution’s control of National Science Foundation funding) I find this situation to be a barrier in pursuing my academic career. As people who believe utterly in the arrival at truth through the free exchange of ideas, I am sure this circumstance – if you could conceive it to be true – would be something you would be anxious to address. So, if you have a mathematically competent champion of the Vienna Problem’s indissolubility, please step forward and lets have at it. If this board is not the place to complete the argument, I can arrange for us to move elsewhere.
Hello to all. I'm new to the forum as of today. I'm a servicemember in the airforce, and I'm residing in Okinawa Japan. I've been pretty much an objectivist my whole life- before I even knew who Ayn Rand was. I will admit that it was a modified version of Objectivism, but I feel that I'm finally on the right path now. Something finally clicked. Whenever you get a medal in the military, they present it to you in front of your flight- or platoon if you will. In every medal presentation to you, they mention Myself and Self-Sacrifice- and that makes me cringe. I do what I do because I like what I do. I feel that it benefits me, first and foremost, and I feel that a man's freedom is worth fighting for, while fighting for my own on the battlefield. And that is why I'm here. I feel misunderstood, and most people don't like the way I think or act. I feel more at home with people who understand me better. I look forward to discussing the various topics in this forum with you.
Hey, I am Joe Johnson and I go to school at Washington State University where I study Graphic Design. I have been an Objectivist for over a year now. I attend Objectivist Society meetings at the University of Idaho (its only 8mi. away). I thougth this would be a great place to find a little extra intillegent conversation. I have to add this. My girlfriend and I had a real treat tonight, we got to see the Fountainhead in the theater. It was awesome.
I would certainly like some comments about the "critique" of Objectivism that can be found by following the link below. Is Objectivism Merely a Disguised Materialism? by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. http://radicalacademy.com/objcriticism.htm To me he seems to have a poor grasp of the Objectivist position and the fact that his supposed critique is so short and timid makes him even more suspect. My critique of his critique is forthcoming (tommorow).