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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

    Objectivism and the Environment

    Simmons
    By Simmons,
    I have several questions about objectivism and the environment. It would seem from the admittedly somewhat limited literature I have read regarding objectivism and the environment that objectivists regard environmentalism as nonrational and "antiman". Do objectivists lump all environmentalist postitions in the same boat? What do objectivists say should be done if a capitalist system results in poor environmental conditions for people? As an example of the above, say a landowner pollutes a

    Bend It Like Beckham

    AshRyan
    By AshRyan,
    I don't know if you all have seen Bend It Like Beckham or not yet--I believe it opened quite a while ago in the major markets (L.A., New York, Chicago), but it just recently opened in a few theaters here--but if you haven't, go see it! Overall, it's a very good movie, I found it quite enjoyable. It deals with themes of cross-cultural misunderstanding (like My Big Fat Greek Wedding), but does so in a way that emphasizes individual happiness, and the role of the individual in valuing (like Choco

    Greetings Rational Minds

    BIGBANGSingh
    By BIGBANGSingh,
    My name's Amar, & I'm President of the Objectivist club @ CMU. Concerning Objectivism, so far I've read: Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand On Ayn Rand The Logical Structure of Objectivism Guide to Objectivism Philosophy: Who Needs It Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology The Virtue of Selfishness Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (Atlas Shrugged is next) Philosophically, I'm also into Sikhi & Krishnamurti. I was curious as to if there are other (larger) n

    Atlasphere Interview: Chef Charlie Trotter

    schwartzandrew
    By schwartzandrew,
    Hello all, I'm pleased to announce that the Atlasphere has just published an interview with world-renowned chef -- and exemplary capitalist -- Charlie Trotter. Trotter is a tour-de-force of the cooking world. In this interview he discusses his discovery of Ayn Rand at an early age, his unique approach to cooking and to business, and his dogged pursuit of excellence in his work. You can read the interview at the Atlasphere: http://www.theatlasphere.com Enjoy! Andre

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