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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

    "Man's life"? Or, "your life"?

    whYNOT
    By whYNOT,
    If an intellectual were to state that his cognition and knowledge were "the standard of reality", any Objectivist would easily refute the proposition as subjectivist and primacy of consciousness. Why then is it commonly accepted (I have heard and read fairly regularly) and not challenged, that: "an individual's life is the standard of value"? (Another way: - "My life is my standard of value")? Rand's formulation reads: "The Objectivist ethics holds man's life as the *standard* of value

    Vedic Sanskrit

    dream_weaver
    By dream_weaver,
    The battle of philosophers is a battle for man's mind. If you do not understand their theories, you are vulnerable to the worst among them. — Philosophy: Who Needs It? I looked up a partial phrase I've heard somewhere along the course of my life. I did a search for 'the language of the gods', and came back with this as the lead item: In Vedic religion, "speech" Vāc, i.e. the language of liturgy, now known as Vedic Sanskrit, was considered the language of the gods. Later Hindu scholarsh

    Reblogged:Capitalism Would Immunize Against Anti-Vaxxers

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Human Resources expert Suzanne Lucas explains why businessmen should encourage their employees to keep vaccinations up-to-date for themselves and their families. For example: That's an extreme example, but Lucas correctly notes that vaccination rates are down. The situation, invited by the anti-vaccination movement and its long-discredited "science", causes many other costs that can quickly add up, in the forms of lost productivity and easily-avoidable draws on benefits. Common sense suggests

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things Several years ago, I decided that each Friday, I'd take a break from the negativity of the news cycle and make a list of four things I find interesting or enjoyable. I still do that most weeks. But recently, I started ending each day (or starting the next morning) by making a list of three wins, big or small, from the day. Here are four of those from the past month, excluding (a) the lack of a visit from Hurricane Dorian, (b) my good time hustling art with my son, and (c) my discov

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