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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

    Covid Passports

    Amit
    By Amit,
    Hey guys, I am trying to formulate a coherent opinion about the covid passports (that prevent unvaccinated people from entering public spaces). In an argument with a friend, he said that those passports are like sanctions against drunk drivers: Drunk drivers did not yet cause harm to anyone, and not all drunk drivers cause harm, but statistically speaking they can cause more damage therefore society should prevent them from being on the road. In the same manner, unvaccinated

    Ayn Rand: Her Life, Her Philosophy

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    . Who Is Ayn Rand? Ayn Rand in Her Own Words

    Notes on "Induction in Physics and Philosophy"

    Grames
    By Grames,
    Notes on "Induction in Physics and Philosophy" Lecture 1 Not a transcript. These notes paraphrase the speaker's points and are not accurate quotes unless in quote tags. {Curly brackets denote my comments} Generalization - The inference of some member of a class to all. The inference moves from from the observed to the unobserved from the past to the future from here to everywhere Generalizing is the essence of human cognition and distinguishing feature of man from th

    Trying to come up with an argument that demonstrates that to deny the existence of objective reality is also to deny the existence of mind. Can anyone help?

    Frank
    By Frank,
    Basically, it seems fundamentally flawed to claim objective reality doesn't exist, as this surely must refute mind  as well. Any logic used to claim matter and objective reality are unreal can just as easily refute mind as well. However, I'm not the most articulate on these matters, and so I look to you fine people.

    Leif Martyn intro

    Leif Martyn
    By Leif Martyn,
    hello - I have read in this forum for quite some time but didn't have any particular point(s) to discuss. I'm especially interested in the reasons for having kids, so I will post that in an appropriate subforum.   In my other life, I am curating the Curlie (Son of DMOZ, etc.) page(s) for Objectivism. This will get you there: https://curlie.org/en/Society/Philosophy/Movements/Objectivism/ If you have any suggestions for adds, of course: https://curlie.org/public/suggest?t

    Math and reality

    merjet
    By merjet,
    I made the following comment on the Charles Tew thread: “In another video he talks about mathematics. I don't remember which one. He prefaced his remarks with his not being a mathematician, but what he said about math did not sit well with me. As I recall, he said mathematics is about reality. Yes and no. It is also about our concepts. Show me a matrix, differential equation, integral or complex number in reality that wasn't written by some human being, then I will reconsider.” Link.

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things Image by Tom Barrett, via Unsplash, license.1. My Fun Web Site of the Week is that of the Cloud Appreciation Society, which bills itself as "the society for people who love the sky." There are several pictorial features worth looking at, including "Today's Cloud-a-Day," the "Cloud of the Month," "Recent Clouds Spotted," and news pertaining to clouds. There are also a book and a "Cloud-a-Day" phone app on offer. 2. I have no immediate use for this idea, but it's too good to forget

    Reblogged:Search Suggestion Answers Unasked Question

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    One of the Christmas gifts in the Van Horn household this year was a cup with a lid and a rubber bottom on it. My kids were toddlers recently enough that the rubber bottom reminded me of one of the many (and seemingly always proliferating) varieties of sippy cups out there. (Badly-designed sippy cups were something of a pet peeve to me back when the kids were toddlers.) I believe this screenshot of a search box and auto-completions is protected as Fair Use under U.S. copyright law.That kind of

    New substack post for students of objectivism

    Grandpa Hays
    By Grandpa Hays,
    I am Robert Hays, and write under the name of grandpahays. I have created a substack (grandpahays.substack.com). I considered myself a student of objectivism in high school and the first years of college. Ayn Rand was stil working then, and I also attended several lecture series offered by the Nathaniel Brandon Institute. I have written a 9 part posting (and posted the first three parts) to my substack. This series is entitled "Reflictions of an Elderly Former Student of Objectivism. In it, I po

    Some Bad News From Florida

    necrovore
    By necrovore,
    The religious book-banners are coming out in force: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=34489884 (which links to) https://popular.info/p/florida-teachers-told-to-remove-books This might make it a felony for a teacher to participate in the ARI's books for teachers program.

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