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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

    The values and virtues of the Navy SEAL graduates.

    dream_weaver
    By dream_weaver,
    Retired Navy SEAL commander who led the Osama bin Laden raid tells MIT 2020 graduates: "To save the world, you will have to be men and women of great integrity." Ayn Rand spoke of sacrifice, and how valuing freedom so much as to be unwilling to live as a slave, is not a sacrifice to fight for a higher value over a lessor one. Navy Seals is a tough team to make the grade. Those who do so have to steel their minds against one of the toughest training regiments that exist on the planet.

    Reciprocity. (Atlas Shrugged—spoiler alert)

    dream_weaver
    By dream_weaver,
    These are two lines cited by Gena Gorlin as being her personal favorite quote (from Ayn Rand's works). These lines also appear twice in Atlas Shrugged (albeit in slightly different forms).  The first time, as cited, as quoted in the chapter 'Atlantis', the second time in the chapter 'In The Name of the Best Within Us':      She fell down on her knees by the side of the mattress. Galt looked up at her, as he had looked on their first morning in the valley, his smile was like the sound o

    C & C: Coronavirus #4

    Easy Truth
    By Easy Truth,
    ***Moderator Note*** Split from Correspondence and Coherence Blog So bottom line what I am seeing is that Switzerland has almost 10 times better healthcare than Italy.  Switzerland 0.0133815948228584‬ death rate Italy has   0.0985891060483405 death rate   But did I get that right, Italy has almost a 10 percent death rate? I thought the Coronavirus had a 2 percent mortality rate.

    Symbolic Owl in Art

    dream_weaver
    By dream_weaver,
    Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters One figure down, five to go... Bryan Larsen Rather than a recent development of owls as a symbol of wisdom, Owl of Athena had spread its wings in Greek mythology. As a philosophical metaphor, further down the Wikipedia page, Rand's ability to "see in the dark" was adequately demonstrated with her theory of concepts and laying an ethical foundation.

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