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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

    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.

    Reblogged:'Dump Trump' Just Got (Even) Easier

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Via the Yaron Brook Show, I learned that Donald Trump dined with noted Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes, alongside the more famous nutcase formerly known as Kanye West. Piers Morgan discusses the meeting at the New York Post, whose headline manages to sound like British tabloid sensationalism while actually being understatment: "The GOP must ditch anti-Semite embracer Trump -- or lose in 2024." I have argued -- and now have three consecutive losing elections to back me up -- that the GOP was al

    Creating Christ

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    Creating Christ – "Did Roman Emperors create Christianity? Archaeological evidence now links the first Cristians with ruling elites of Rome. A conspiracy to end the great conflict between Jews and Rome changed the course of history. This secret revealed here."

    COVID-19 Mass Vaccination is a Military Operation

    Dupin
    By Dupin,
    “As part of the Autonomous Diagnostics to Enable Prevention and Therapeutics (ADEPT) program in 2011, DARPA began investing in nucleic acid vaccines.  The hypothesis was that rather than delivering antigens to the immune system, we could deliver genes that encode the antigen and allow the human body to produce the antigen from its own cells, triggering a protective immune response.  In December 2020, former ADEPT performer Moderna’s RNA vaccine received FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) appr

    Reblogged:Have the Chinese Had Enough?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Amid a record number of Covid cases -- that China is willing to admit, anyway -- its dictator has been continuing his immoral and impractical "lockdowns" -- i.e., indefinite mass detention. Earlier this month, I noted:This was along the way to considering what the folly of lockdowns actually accomplished, rather than the official excuse for carrying them out was, and ending on this note:Image by "Date20221127," via Wikimedia Commons, license.There are now hopeful signs of this, in the form of p

    Blocked off my account

    Guest AlexL
    By Guest AlexL,
    Please confirm that this message was successfully received ! Account: Username : AlexL Email: [email protected]   Hi, I can't login into my account anymore. Before that happened, I tried, in my profile, to redefine my email address (to the same as before, in fact). Now, when trying to log in, I  get a message that I didn't yet confirmed my new email address by clicking a link in the confirmation mail I had to get from the Objectivism Online Forum. But I

    Anyone know where I can read "Maybe You're Wrong" -Peikoff

    Mnrchst
    By Mnrchst,
    I'm interested in reading this in its entirety. I'd like to do this for free. :|

    Question About the Epistemology of "Betting" or "Gambling" on a Certainly True Proposition

    ReasonFirst
    By ReasonFirst,
    I have some questions about a situation that can arise in every day normal life.  People commonly "bet" or "gamble" with each other about a variety of propositions they have to show their certainty about those propositions.  They may say "I'll bet you a million dollars that X is true" or "I would bet my life that Y is true."  The idea behind this is that someone telling someone else that someone would enter a high-stakes "bet" (in which the stake is someone's life which is the highest possible s

    Rand and Kant Being Friends

    KyaryPamyu
    By KyaryPamyu,
    Confused? I'll summarize one of the main texts of the Kantian tradition. How compatible is the Kantian framework with Objectivism? You be the judge. The book is F.W.J. Schelling's System of Transcendental Idealism (1800), a famous work that enjoys the same status in the philosophical tradition as, let's say, Beethoven's Eroica symphony does in music. (Also check out Boydstun's thread on the same book, and some of his other explorations of Kantianism. ---------------- What causes the cha

    Reblogged:Veronique de Rugy: GOP Stands for Nothing

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    I am on break from blogging for the holiday and will return next Monday. Happy Thanksgiving! *** Veronique de Rugy, like many other non-left commentators, notes the recent electoral futility of the Republican Party under Donald Trumps' sway. (Leadership is not the right term for his dominance.) She then offers her thoughts on why. In the process, she does both major parties a favor by noting a major unmet need in American politics:I think the problem is even worse than she thinks it is, but am g

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