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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

    What is the "self"? What is "consciousness"?

    SelfishRandroid
    By SelfishRandroid,
    Rand defines the self as follows: "A man’s self is his mind—the faculty that perceives reality, forms judgments, chooses values." In Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, she elaborates: "Consciousness is not a primary object, it is not an independent existent, it is an attribute of a certain kind of existents." And: "The notion of 'self' is an axiomatic concept; it's implicit in the concept of 'consciousness'; it can't be separated from it." I'm trying to clarify the relationship

    How would an Objectivist Based Government have Dealt with Covid-19

    Easy Truth
    By Easy Truth,
    The dust has not settled so options seem  muddied at this point. The 6 Trillion dollar government plan and spending is being implemented. Most likely more will be spent. But the arguments for and against the intervention usually turn out to be utilitarian, based on body count, or money lost. The question of affordability is up in the air. Rarely is the issue of "respect for individual rights" come up. Even amongst Objectivists, for instance Onkar Gate and Salmieri seemed to disagr

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things 1. In October, Boom will be unveiling a scaled prototype of its planned "Overture" fifty-seat, supersonic jetliner:Japan Airlines is Boom's first major airline partner, and has an option for twenty of the jetliners. 2. Pinboard, my favorite bookmarking service -- which is also a one-man show -- is now eleven. On the occasion, its proprietor informs us of some behind-the-scenes maintenance and improvements in his usual entertaining style:Maciej Cegłowski notes that he will be add

    Peikoff's Dissertation

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    (I accidentally deleted the original thread “Peikoff’s Dissertation” this morning. I’ll repost it now from my word-processing file of it. I’ll put the date of the original posts, each one, at the beginning of those posts reinstated now. I’ll leave the text of these re-posts as it was originally, without any updates of things on which I’ve since changed my mind.) 17 March 2017 The Status of the Law of Contradiction in Classical Logical Ontologism Leonard Peikoff – Ph.D. Dissertatio

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