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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

    Axioms of Consciousness

    William O
    By William O,
    Let's define an axiom as a self evidently true proposition that serves as the foundation of all other knowledge. I've noticed that there are a lot of axioms pertaining to consciousness: Consciousness (trivially) Perception Free will Intentionality Introspection Understanding Concept Belief Memory Thought Reason That's eleven. It is self evident that each of these exists, and the denial that any one of them ex

    Life as a pattern

    Matthew Nielsen
    By Matthew Nielsen,
    Here's my contribution to philosophy: vs. Ayn Rand's definition: Think of the DNA and the brain. Aren't they patterns? The brain - structure of neural connections. Watch my video on this topic:  

    Reblogged:Four Things

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    I find the following items handy when traveling. 1. In part because we don't live especially close to family, the Van Horns travel quite a bit. One of the things this has caused me to notice over the years is how many poorly-designed bathrooms there are out there. After wondering Is this the first time the builder ever attempted a bathroom? one time too many -- because I had nowhere to put my shampoo or soap that didn't involve picking it up from the tub or floor mid-shower -- I decided to do s

    The Only Possible World? (Leibniz)

    Gramlich
    By Gramlich,
    Leibniz claimed that this is the best of all possible worlds. I wonder whether it is the only logically possible world or whether it is possible to have a different universe in the first place. Both Leibniz' claim and my subsequent inquiry most likely can't be proven, but it's an interesting thought experiment, even without the invocation of God. It makes one wonder what sort of leeway something like a law of a universe could have and what does it mean for something to be possible. My re

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