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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

    Border Screening vs Border Control

    MisterSwig
    By MisterSwig,
    Let's focus on the difference between border screening and border control. I'm not going to entertain Binswanger's open borders position here. I did that on another thread. Here I invite DonAthos (and others) to present their border screening position, and we can respectfully debate the issue. I'll offer my view supporting principled border control. My position, in a nutshell, is that the government of a nation has the absolute right to control its borders. Much of my argument is based on a

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Florida Beers As a beer aficionado, I've found a few good local beers since moving to Florida. Here are four. 1. Last year, I found a display with four-packs of Jai Alai IPA (Humidor Series), by Tampa's Cigar City Brewing Company, on the shelves of my beer emporium. It looked like an interesting variant on something I already liked, so I took a closer look. As soon as I read the brewer's notes (reproduced below at Beer Advocate), I had to try this:This was ahead of a trip to see my broth

    How We Know: Epistemology on an Objectivist Foundation

    dream_weaver
    By dream_weaver,
    Per Dr. Harry Binswanger's June 5th's tweeted "It's called How We Know and it's at the typesetting stage. Will be ready in a month."   "How We Know" Chapter Outlines

    Reblogged:Sam Altman on Generating Ideas

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Investor-entrepreneur Sam Altman discussed how one could come up with ideas for new businesses at his blog some time ago. As is so often the case with the topic of creativity, there is a great deal of overlap between his discussion and other areas of creative endeavor. Here's an unexpectedly good example: Altman is, of course referring to the kinds of innovations that technological advances make possible, but what of opportunities for persuasion laid bare by the march of history? This election

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