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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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    Tests of General Relativity

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    Gravity Probe B A drag-free satellite equipped with exquisite monitoring of spin axis of superconducting gyroscopes brings confirmation of two effects of GR. More on final results of the experiment will be posted soon here at the Stanford site.

    Peikoff's Dissertation

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    (I accidentally deleted the original thread “Peikoff’s Dissertation” this morning. I’ll repost it now from my word-processing file of it. I’ll put the date of the original posts, each one, at the beginning of those posts reinstated now. I’ll leave the text of these re-posts as it was originally, without any updates of things on which I’ve since changed my mind.) 17 March 2017 The Status of the Law of Contradiction in Classical Logical Ontologism Leonard Peikoff – Ph.D. Dissertatio

    Ancient History surveys?

    Jeff Kahl
    By Jeff Kahl,
    Which surveys of Ancient History (especially Greece and Rome) tend to be highly regarded/recommended by Objectivists?

    Universals

    MisterSwig
    By MisterSwig,
    This thread is devoted to the nature and problem of universals, particularly in relation to the Objectivist theory of concept-formation. What are universals? What is the problem related to them? I'll begin with the Wikipedia entry--to present the issue as neutrally as possible. A universal is something that particular things have in common. This common something can be a kind of thing, a property of a thing, or a relation of a thing. Beyond that, there are theories about the further i

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