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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:Thoughts on Treasure Island

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    My current light reading is Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson, a book I had always thought of as a children's classic and was slightly hesitant to read. Having read and enjoyed Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde recently, I at least was okay with the thought I kind of know the basic story already: That one wasn't spoiled despite its subject's status as a trope. Curiosity about the origins of modern ideas about pirates got the better of me, and I did wonder if the book might be a good one to re

    Aristotle and the science

    By gio,
    Have you ever heard this common idea that Aristotle was the enemy of science? That all his conclusions were scientifically erroneous; that his method was not scientific at all; that it was only when, in the Renaissance, we got rid of the thought of Aristotle (with the aristotelician Scholastics) that modern science was finally established? When you hear that, how do you react?

    Reblogged:Historical Echo in Libertarian Vote

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Over at The American Spectator, Dov Fischer argues plausibly that the Libertarian Party cost Donald Trump his chance at reelection: In part because I strongly disagree with Fischer's contention that the Trump Presidency has been "marked by ... movement towards smaller government" (much less towards proper government), I do not think that the choice of Trump over Biden was black-and-white, particularly out of the context of the admitted aims of the congressional Democrats. (As I wrote before the

    Kathleen Touchstone

    By Boydstun,
    Works of Kathleen Touchstone Engaging Objectivist Philosophy   Objectivity (1993) - Can Art Exist without Death? I.             Mortal Man II.            Limitations Other than Death III.           Would Unlimited Time Have Value? IV.           Physical Infinities V.            The Psychological Make-Up of Immortal Man VI.           Art Among the Immortal   Objectivity (1993, 1994) - Intuition, the Subconscious, and Knowledge - Part 1, Part 2

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