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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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    Doug Morris
    By Doug Morris,
    The biggest reason I haven't posted for a while is that I've been spending most of my time at another house, and I haven't been able to sign on from that computer.  Something blanks out my ID and password as though I hadn't entered anything, and it does not give me any error message.   Here I brought up the site on my normal computer, and it came up with me already signed on.

    Posterior Analytics

    By Eiuol,
    Posterior Analytics translated by G. R. G. Mure Numbered in terms of chapters. 71a - 73b Aristotle starts by explaining what his object of inquiry is. He mentions scientific knowledge, but not what we mean by scientific knowledge like knowledge about biology or physics. He's talking about demonstrations and arguments using prior knowledge to acquire new knowledge. I'm not going to get into the nuance of the word here, other than to say that by science he basically means demonstrat

    Reblogged:Newport Bests Napoleon's Method

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A while back, I noted a link at Hacker News to a blog post titled "Do Nothing." I'll allow its terseness to stand in for a more verbose explanation of this workflow method, which one commenter identified as the Napoleon Technique (more on that here):The post opened with examples of such problems -- which the other person was able to solve on his own relatively quickly. The function of these minor asks for the requestors as stress relief reminded me of comments Cal Newport often makes regarding

    Daily notes on Aristotle's corpus

    By Eiuol,
    Every day I am reading Aristotle. I'm not going through his corpus sequentially necessarily, but I am going to read all of it. My objective for doing this reading is to 1) understand philosophy from an approach before centuries of confusions and rationalizations, and 2) gain a wider understanding of Rand as a modern Aristotelian. My notes are generally consist of points that I found particularly interesting and worth committing to memory, and not obvious (some points are absolutely essentia

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