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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"
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    Reblogged:Two Lawless Parties

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Two law professors warn that insofar as Donald Trump found ways to ignore or work around the law (they call it "law avoision"), Ron DeSantis may be better at doing it. That is to say, DeSantis may combine a similar contempt for the law with being more methodical than Trump and better at getting away with it. This contention parallels my own concern that, while DeSantis often seems like he could be better as a President than Trump (while managing to appeal to his base), he could be worse than

    The Presuppositionalist Argument for the Axioms of Objectivism

    By intrinsicist,
    Hello again, I wanted make a thread to discuss my latest post from my blog Active Objectivism.  I think this form of argument, known as "presuppositionalism" or a "transcendental argument", is crucial to philosophy, and largely unrecognized and unappreciated. Ever since Kant it has been fallaciously thought only to prove things about man's own mind or perspective (Kant's so-called "transcendental idealism", aka. the "Copernican revolution"), thus damning the science of metaphysics

    Reblogged:'Woke' vs. Taking the Initiative

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    There is a part-interesting, part-amusing, and entirely predictable battle going on over the meaning of the term woke, as Tauseef Mustafa discusses at Digital Journal before concluding that the politicians don't know what it means:Image by Danny Burke, via Unsplash, license.This is in line with what I have been able to glean on the subject, although I bet one could also find examples of populist/fascist conservative types using using the term to insult free market advocates. I have noticed a co

    Reblogged:2019 Wants Its Pandemic Panic Back

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    If you thought the media were done trying to make you panic about covid -- or just want a trip down memory lane -- you can mosey on over to MSN. They're carrying a Boston Globe piece that sounds like it could have been written in late 2019 or early 2020, when we knew little about covid, and were still facing a virgin soil pandemic. Yes, the author mentions Paxlovid and grudgingly admits that we're no longer using refrigerator trucks as makeshift morgues, but get a load of this:But for some miss

    Catholic Church Slurp at the Public Trough Called Religious Liberty and Education Freedom by Republican Governor

    By Boydstun,
    Taxpayer-Funded Religious Charter School

    How much education do we OWE our children?

    Doug Morris
    By Doug Morris,
    It seems pretty clear that neglecting a child's nutritional needs can rise to the level of abuse or neglect, in extreme cases justifying government intervention to protect the rights of the child. What about the child's educational needs?  Are we obligated to see that the child learns the three R's?  Are we obligated to see that the child learns anything else?

    Reblogged:Of Bans, Quarantines, and Mandates

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Today, a story about a "ban" on smart phones for children in Ireland caught my eye. Interestingly enough, like so many other words that appear in headlines, an often-misused word is sprinkled throughout:Contrast this with the more common (and perhaps modern) use of the term later in the same story:The story from Ireland sounds almost quaint, with the idea of individual parents making decisions for themselves, free from government threats or extortion perhaps enough to make one reread the piece.

    New Quantum Experiments

    By Boydstun,
    Test of Stochastic Collapse-of-the-Wave-Function Models Probing the Quantum Interface with the Classical and How the Q-Regime yields the C-Regime Quantum Optomechanics with Photonic Crystals

    Human Genome

    By Boydstun,
    Human Pangenome Reference Consortium

    Salmieri 2022 Reproduction and the Objectivist Ethics

    Leif Martyn
    By Leif Martyn,
    FYI. This lecture was announced at the time of the conference, and ARI has made it publicly available on YouTube.  

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