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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

    economics of meaning

    By chowdr,
    The economics of meaning has largely been ignored until they were explored in Lowenstein's et al. 'The Economics of Meaning'. Based on the article, I believe utility derived from meaning can be maximised using the second and third interpretations of meaning are used. These interpretations are meaning as an extension of self socially and temporally and meaning as an act of sense-making. This is because the interpretations of meaning as a resolution of uncertainty about preferences and meaning as

    Reblogged:Column: California's Politicians Threaten to Suffocate Silicon Valley's Gig Magic

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    One cold, drizzly evening last October, my family and I faced a dilemma. Our planned dinner at a local steakhouse with guests was delayed. Now dinner out would mean screaming, annoyed glances, and a chaotic retreat. AB-5 will make it illegal for the man in the front seat to work as a contractor for Uber, even if he wants to. (Image by Alex Jumper, via Unsplash, license.) Fortunately, There's an app for that was no longer just an advertising slogan. It was a reality. The bright icons on our p

    Reblogged:Back, at Least for Now

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    When I posted Friday, a plausible scenario had Hurricane Dorian crossing southern Florida, reemerging in the Gulf, and headed north to the Emerald Coast, where we were heading for Labor Day. It looked like our short family vacation was going to serve as a double evasion of the storm. That day, the forecast changed to a south Florida hit, followed by a hurricane-strength trip over the Florida peninsula. Still later, it looked like staying put in Jacksonville might be wise. Then it it didn't.

    My search for Sincerity

    By LabelsForConcepts,
    Personally, I highly doubt the interest in objectivism to be found on this site or the hearts of its occupants, and anyone who truly values objectivism would understand precisely why it is so difficult to accept that another being could care about objectivism at all. Our society overwhelmingly neglects to reward honesty and accuracy in favor of rewarding conformity and submission. Therefore, a truly invested interest in objectivism is, by definition, a failure to adapt to the environment. It tak

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