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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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    Shameful Display of Anarchy and Violence

    Yes
    By Yes,
    As America prepares to certify our next President, a large band of hooligans have taken upon themselves to storm the Capitol.  This in the name of Freedom?  Are these hooligans striving to look for their Fuhrer?  As a footnote, something like this happened in fiction- in Atlas Shrugged.

    Reblogged:100% Renewable Electricity Falls on Its Face

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Over at Manhattan Contrarian is a blog post whose title would seem to be the kind of question that answers itself: How About a Pilot Project to Demonstrate the Feasibility of Fully Wind/Solar/Battery Electricity Generation? My first thought, on seeing this title was: Rant Alert: There isn't one of these because the technology isn't there or close, and too many people are too irrationally invested in believing it's possible to want to ... put their faith to the test ... as it were. Cue the game

    Could there be a fully comic novel that is also fully Objectivist in philosophy?

    The Laws of Biology
    By The Laws of Biology,
    Part of me says that an Objectivist novel must be fully heroic in nature, and that full-on comedy and full-on heroism cannot co-exist in the moral universe. It seems that a story that is predominantly comic cannot be fundamentally heroic, but rather must be fundamentally anti-heroic.  Don Quixote is comic, not heroic.  It seems that the message, explicit or implicit, in all comedy, is that heroism is a joke and a fraud.  "Forrest Gump" has some comic moments, but it is fundam

    Nicomachean Ethics

    Eiuol
    By Eiuol,
    Nicomachean Ethics translated by Joe Sachs Book 1 1 - The ends of master arts are more worthy of choice. That is, the wider field encompasses more, so it is more worthy of choice. 2 – The city is more complete to achieve and preserve. Aristotle is describing how in his view, living in the city is a more complete human life, especially to achieve and preserve it. 5 – There are 3 ways of life: enjoyment, politics, contemplation. But this seems to leave out arts like medicine an

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