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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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    Micheal Faraday's: The Chemical History of a Candle

    dream_weaver
    By dream_weaver,
    The Christmas Lecture http://www.engineerguy.com/faraday/pdf/faraday-chemical-history-complete.pdf Only to lecture two at the moment, but this is of the caliber of Newton's Optics and what I've grasped of the Principia so far.

    Peikoff’s Dissertation – Prep

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    . The Status of the Law of Contradiction in Classical Logical Ontologism Leonard Peikoff – Ph.D. Dissertation (NYU 1964) Leonard Peikoff first met Ayn Rand when he was seventeen. That was in 1951. His cousin Barbara Wiedman (later Branden) had become a friend of Rand’s in the preceding year. The young friends of Rand had read and been greatly moved by her novel The Fountainhead, and they were greatly impressed with Rand and her philosophical ideas as conveyed to them in convers

    Hook/Branden 1961

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    New York Times - Book Reviews Sunday, April 9, 1961   AYN RAND’S PHILOSOPHY: EACH MAN FOR HIMSELF For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand. 242 pp. New York: Random House. $3.95. By Sidney Hook   It is a daring writer who uses the novel primarily as a vehicle for philosophical ideas. Ayn Rand, author of “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged,” regards herself as much a philosopher as a novelist. This is not her only distinction. A dissenter amo

    Santa Claus

    nakulanb
    By nakulanb,
    Do you let your kids believe in Santa, or do you teach them about reality from a young age?  RIght now, without kids, I don't believe in allowing children to have this delusion.

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