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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


    By ernie,
    Ayn Rand states that one should never initiate force for any reason. But in Atlas Shrugged, when Dagny, Francisco, and Hank go to rescue John Galt, she shoots and kills the guard. The other three characters tie their opponents and throw them into the bushes. She tells the guard to consider his options and make a choice. Dagny's motivation for shooting the guard seems to have been her anger at his refusal to choose. Doesn't this decision show a moment of weakness for Dagny Taggart? Or was sh

    Interview with CapitalistChicks.com Co-founder

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    By Guest Joshua,
    The Atlasphere is pleased to announce its interview with CapitalistChicks.com co-founder Debbie Branningan. In the interview, Debbie shares her thoughts on capitalism, political culture, her own discovery of Atlas Shrugged, and the meaning of femininity. The interview is available to all here: The Atlasphere Enjoy!


    By AshleyAyn,
    Hello, I am a student of Objectivism and as of yet have found nothing that I cannot agree with in Rand’s philosophy. It was refreshing to first read _The Fountainhead_ and later _Atlas Shrugged_ and see an answer to all of my “why’s” I asked while growing up. My main goal – everything I do – is aimed at writing. I have already written one book, which I started before I really began to integrate Objectivism into my life. Now that I read my book I see too many fallacies in my plot/theme str

    parents being responsible

    By sdm1277,
    My name is Shelly and I just found this froum and I am very interested in getting as many responses as I can from this topic. I am a student at the University of Southern Maine and I am looking for as much info as possible for a debate I will be doing in my Ethics class. I am no the side that says that parents should be responsible for any crime that the child commits. I am looking for anything if anyone wants to help me out. I understand that age is an issue and that will be part of the deba

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