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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

    Hello Forum

    By Fred,
    Hi gang. I've been lurking for a couple of weeks, and I like what I see. I'm a doctoral student at Georgia Tech. My field is operations research. If you've never heard of OR, just think "math that Dagny Taggart would use" -- for example, to determine a train schedule which satisfies customer demand at minimum cost. Operational problems can get really complex, and many billions of dollars are riding on methods for the solution of various types of problems. I finished an undergraduate de

    Dr. Locke at St. John's and elsewhere

    By RadCap,
    This information was posted to the Harry Binswanger mailing list (HBL). I thought it might be of interest/use: Dr. Edwin Locke will be on somewhat of a mini speaking event tour starting on October 15th--giving six campus club talks in a little over a week's time! University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign "Post-Modernism vs. Religion vs. Objectivism: Which Is the Proper Code of Morality for Living on Earth?," by Edwin Locke Wednesday, October 15, 7:00pm; 151 Everitt Laboratory

    Questions on Objectivism

    Guest Jerry
    By Guest Jerry,
    I have been studying objectivism now for about a year and I have a few questions that need to be cleared up. Rand stated that the war in Vietnam was because of altruism. Could it not be argued that it was for capitalistic expansion? I read where she said this in A Voice of Reason. But she never gave any clear explanations as to why it was in fact because of altruism. I have come across the supposed is/ought fallacy by some anti-objectivist when discussing morality. My response to t

    What are "essentials"?

    Guest Alex
    By Guest Alex,
    I just started reading about Objectivism and I was hoping someone could help me define what exactly essentials are. I've read Ayn Rand talk about to understand anything you must break it down to it's essentials. Is that the same as premises?

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