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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:Scheduled Seized Moments of Thinking

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Cal Newport passes along a strategy that one of his friends uses regarding new obligations: Image by challis 007, via Unsplash, license. If you have had your schedule trashed by the government's inane response to the pandemic like I have, you might think something like, Yeah, that's great, Gus. Get back to me when I even have a calendar again. I admit I did. But I bookmarked this as something worth looking at again, anyway, and I'm glad I did. Things do seem to be moving, haltingly and erra

    Reblogged:Police Problems in Perspective

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    In his latest column, Walter Williams discusses police shootings, among other things. Shootings were already one of the claimed rationales for the nearly constant civil unrest since the (non-shooting) death of George Floyd in late May, but came to the forefront after the recent shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta: This is highly relevant to both the questions of police reform and what Williams calls "the true plight of black Americans." In less than a month, the public debate about how the

    Do objectivists have skin in the game of life?

    Jeff Palmer
    By Jeff Palmer,
    I listen and watch to the courses on the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) website. I read and contemplate the many books on objectivism, and listen/watch Yaron Brook's (the best known face of ARI) podcasts and YouTube sessions. I have embraced objectivism as my philosophy for my life. But it appears to me, from listening/watching, especially Yaron, objectivists are bystanders to life ("we are just philosophers") and have no "skin in the game" of real life. If the deep thinkers truly wanted to advan

    Captured En Passant

    dream_weaver
    By dream_weaver,
    Real Clear Markets When Astrologers Rule, Chaos Is the Inevitable Result Reuven Brenner, Law & Liberty   "There is no science for making decisions when facing uncertainty. “Incalculable risks” are just that—incalculable."

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