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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

    Infanticide

    buiq
    By buiq,
    Hello: I understand that Rand believed that an embryo is a "clump" of tissues and only has potential, thus does not deserve any rights. Recently, I have heard in the news that a pregnant woman (a week to her due date) was shot and killed along with her unborn child. That man was charged for two murders not one. Do you think that he should be charged for one or two murders? Q

    People: Martha Stewart

    Dan9999999
    By Dan9999999,
    The trial and recent conviction of Martha Stewart got me thinking, now the laws against insider trading might be unjust but most of what she was charged with was lying to the investagators, wich persumably should be a crime. So my question is if you were a jurior in her trial would you have found her guilty of comitting a crime to cover up what shouldn't be a crime?

    Pragmatism in Politics

    AisA
    By AisA,
    The willingness to switch positions from day to day -- or to hold contradictory positions simultaneously -- is one of the chief consequences of pragmatism. Pragmatism holds that nothing can be known beyond immediate, perceptually given concretes. Principles are deemed useless, since “what is true today may be false tomorrow“ or “what is true for me might not be true for you“. Essentially, pragmatism tells us to act on the principle that one should never act on principles. John Kerry,

    The Passion of Ayn Rand

    Invictus
    By Invictus,
    I only recently found out that this movie existed. Has anyone here seen it? What events in Rand's life does it cover? How does it fair in terms of accuracy?

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