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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"
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    Your thoughts on this paper on morality?

    Capleton
    By Capleton,
    MORAL REALISM AND INFINITE SPACETIME IMPLY MORAL NIHILISM by Quentin Smith http://www.qsmithwmu.com/moral_realism_and...entin_smith.htm I conclude that his paper has no value based on his conclusions (lol). This guy makes my head spin. Though the paper is lengthy it is by no means boring (if you can bare with the philosophical jargon).

    What is the nature of the concept "possibility"?

    LucentBrave
    By LucentBrave,
    I dug around in Rand's works for quite a while tonight the answer to this question and couldn't find the answer anywhere. Stupid or not, it's going to bug me until I get a concrete answer- or something that resembles one. I thought that it was maybe answered in AshRand's post on potentiality, but it wasn't. My question is this: When- if they do- do possibilites exist. For example: Does a possibility exist that it's going to rain tomorrow, or no such thing exits until it actually r

    Responses to a progressive tax argument?

    Anatole
    By Anatole,
    An argument that comes up time and again when discussing progressive taxes is that liberals feel that since the government maintains the society that allows the rich to become wealthy, the rich are obligated to put more back into it. Does anyone have a quick, concise response to this argument?

    New Blog

    MinorityOfOne
    By MinorityOfOne,
    Hey guys, So... I was going to hold off until I got the code completely worked out, but nah... I'm getting to the point where I'm racking up more entries than people will want to read on a first visit, so it's time to go public. Check it out at http://minorityofone.rationalmind.net. I still have some work to do on the code, so there's a chance the site will look really weird at some point. Please let me know if it does -- it's possible that you've opened it while I'm working on the c

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