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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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    Spinoza and Rand

    merjet
    By merjet,
    "DERIVING AN ETHIC OF EGOISM FROM THE FACTS OF EXISTENCE: THE PARALLEL PHILOSOPHIES OF SPINOZA AND AYN RAND" by Dagney Palmer. https://www.academia.edu/19599757/DERIVING_AN_ETHIC_OF_EGOISM_FROM_THE_FACTS_OF_EXISTENCE_THE_PARALLEL_PHILOSOPHIES_OF_SPINOZA_AND_AYN_RAND?email_work_card=title  I haven't read it yet. It is only 5 pages when shrunk and white space galore removed.  

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things 1. In one of the more amusing examples of fast thinking in parenting, I spontaneously "realized" that tooth fairies demand all known pieces of any missing tooth before they will redeem said tooth for payment. One of my daughter's teeth came out in two pieces, a day apart. Mrs. Van Horn had her place the first piece in the usual spot on the premise that it was worth partial payment. I forgot. "I was afraid of that," I ... explained ... the next morning. "I have heard that tooth fai

    Does social media censor?

    merjet
    By merjet,
    Here is an ARI video about the subject. I thought it was pretty good, except for what I consider a big fumble at the outset. Since when did Ayn Rand or the ARI have a monopoly on the meaning of words? Here is a typical dictionary definition: censorship - the process of removing parts of books, movies, letters, etc. that are considered inappropriate for moral, religious, or political reasons I believe it would have improved the video, and would better engage somebody not already in

    The Speech Police in Canada

    MisterSwig
    By MisterSwig,
    There has been another clash with the Speech Police in Canada over the use of illegal pronouns. First it was psychologist Jordan Peterson who became famous for defending free speech against Bill C-16. Now it's grad student Lindsay Shepherd, who merely played a TV debate involving Peterson for her grammar class. Read her story here. Shepherd, a TA at Wilfrid Laurier University, wanted to expose her students to the ongoing debate over using "they" as a singular pronoun, referring to one perso

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