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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

    Is objectivism consequentialist?

    aequalsa
    By aequalsa,
    Would it be fair to characterize Objectivist ethics as consequentialist in the sense that if one wants to live a flourishing life one ought to behave in a self interested way? Reason I ask is that I went to see Craig Biddle speak last night and he made a comment(which I have heard before) along the lines of "in Objectivism there are no thou shalts." This would seem to imply that one could choose a sort of bohemian lifestyle-live in a yurt, smoke pot, and play x-box- rather then live a heavily productive life and that it may be perfectly moral for some individuals to do so since there is no moral imperitive that you must live a flourishing life.. It seems like that what make objectivism subjective at the level of the ultimate choice to flourish as much as possible or only enough to sorta get by.

    Video: The Most Basic Case For Free Will

    CartsBeforeHorses
    By CartsBeforeHorses,
    I have started a new YouTube channel where I spread philosophical concepts to the masses in plain language, basic videos. This is the first in what will hopefully be a very long series of videos. In this, I make the case for free will and refute common arguments against it.    

    Donald Trump

    Skylark1
    By Skylark1,
    What do you guys think about President Trump? Or is it still too early to form an opinion?

    The Objective Standard Writers Group on Facebook—Join the Fray

    dream_weaver
    By dream_weaver,
    TOS Writers Group on Facebook—Join the Fray The group is an informal gathering place for discussing ideas, Objectivism, current events, possible articles, research, writing, editing, collaborations. The emphasis here is: informal. The purpose of the group is to generate discussion and to help people get started on and follow through with writing projects. Members can: Communicate with like-minded people about possible articles, reviews, or interviews. Share or access links to articles, videos, or books that might be worthy of commentary. Pose questions about Objectivism or the proper application of philosophic principles. Ask for help with research, writing, or editing. Members of TOS Writers Group are expected to submit at least one short article1 per month for potential publication. If you’d like to join, visit the page and click “Join Group.” You’ll be asked to answer a few questions and to forward a brief sample of your writing. If everything meets TOS’s standards, you’ll be added.   1. At least 400 words.

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