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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:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things I Learned About Hurricane Preps This Time Having lived in Houston for seventeen years and evacuating twice, I figured dealing with hurricanes in Florida would be something of a cinch. WRONG! Below are four things I learned this time around, as I get ready to stand down from sheltering in place for the first time I found myself in a three-day cone. *** 1. In Florida, forecast uncertainty can make early evacuation a difficult decision, and population density can make late evacuatio

    About the Russian aggression of Ukraine

    AlexL
    By AlexL,
    An analysis of John Mearsheimer's position, which is: "it is not Putin but the West, especially the U.S., that’s principally responsible for this disaster. The Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault.” The analysis continues:   Read here the full analysis.

    Why use the Word “Selfishness” explanation only gets you half way there

    freestyle
    By freestyle,
    I just came across the below video… Why Use the Word “Selfishness”? YouTube TheObjectivistStandard C. Biddle And this is something I’ve been kicking around for about 12 years now… and I still don’t have a good answer.  Biddle does a solid job of explaining and reiterating what Rand said at the start of TVOS.   While understanding that is important, there is a very important aspect of the question that the explanation misses. I  have found that most people (even altruists) unders

    Win Some, Lose Some

    Reidy
    By Reidy,
    Say what you will about Dobbs, the recent EPA decision is shaping up as very good news. Here's an example of just how happy we should be.  

    Reblogged:There Is Such a Thing as Finished Software

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A software developer laments the experience of getting into hot water with Apple's App Store for the sin of not "updating" her finished, future-compatible app for three years:This is a simple game for kids -- who will presumably outgrow it -- written in such a way as to account for whatever tweaking Apple might do to its hardware. And it's by an active developer who should get credit for knowing when a major change for future compatibility might actually be necessary. This is, of course, Apple'

    Russian invasion of Ukraine/Belief of Mainstream Media Narrative

    Economic Freedom
    By Economic Freedom,
    *** Split from: Objectivists are working to save the world from tyranny--isn't that altruism? *** >Just today I saw a news report that a gov't official in Russia had said that domestic opponents to Russia's current war in Ukraine will be sent to concentration camps. What was the news source? Most of what mainstream media has presented to the public regarding Ukraine has been propaganda. Even many images have been shown to be hoaxes. Ethnic Russians who speak Russian but live

    DC Obj. Discussion Group Started

    Bob G
    By Bob G,
    Fred Seiler is hosting a new Objectivist Discussion Group patterned after the very successful Front Range Objectivist Group in CO. Go to the DCOS Meetup Site for details. The first meeting will be on Feb. 21, 2010. Front Range Objectivism activity was the result of many years of work by Lin Zinser, who is now the Vice President of Public Outreach of ARI and oversees the activities of ARC in DC. Fortunately for us in the DC area she hangs out with us when she can. She has volunteered to

    Washington DC Area?

    Lex Swan
    By Lex Swan,
    If there aren't any Objectivists in the Northern VA/Washington DC area, I completely understand. I've never met any, and I was just curious!  I am a terrible member of my generation. I am 22 years old and have basically no online presence. I am also an Objectivist, so that sort of speaks for itself. I don't really want to be on the Internet, but I was just awfully curious what other people who are fans of the books and the philosophy were like. I thought it was very funny that Washington DC

    D.C./northern VA

    The Wrath
    By The Wrath,
    I'm thinking the D.C. area could use a local forum. I don't know how many others there are on here, but I think there are at least a couple. Plus, there's always exciting events and speeches going on here.

    Back after 10 years...

    chuff
    By chuff,
    Glad to see the forum is still here. Haven't kept up much with where the movement has gone in the intervening time. Moved abroad and back and got a law degree.   Hello again, everybody.

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