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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

    Anyone know where I can read "Maybe You're Wrong" -Peikoff

    Mnrchst
    By Mnrchst,
    I'm interested in reading this in its entirety. I'd like to do this for free. :|

    Question About the Epistemology of "Betting" or "Gambling" on a Certainly True Proposition

    ReasonFirst
    By ReasonFirst,
    I have some questions about a situation that can arise in every day normal life.  People commonly "bet" or "gamble" with each other about a variety of propositions they have to show their certainty about those propositions.  They may say "I'll bet you a million dollars that X is true" or "I would bet my life that Y is true."  The idea behind this is that someone telling someone else that someone would enter a high-stakes "bet" (in which the stake is someone's life which is the highest possible s

    Rand and Kant Being Friends

    KyaryPamyu
    By KyaryPamyu,
    Confused? I'll summarize one of the main texts of the Kantian tradition. How compatible is the Kantian framework with Objectivism? You be the judge. The book is F.W.J. Schelling's System of Transcendental Idealism (1800), a famous work that enjoys the same status in the philosophical tradition as, let's say, Beethoven's Eroica symphony does in music. (Also check out Boydstun's thread on the same book, and some of his other explorations of Kantianism. ---------------- What causes the cha

    Reblogged:Veronique de Rugy: GOP Stands for Nothing

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    I am on break from blogging for the holiday and will return next Monday. Happy Thanksgiving! *** Veronique de Rugy, like many other non-left commentators, notes the recent electoral futility of the Republican Party under Donald Trumps' sway. (Leadership is not the right term for his dominance.) She then offers her thoughts on why. In the process, she does both major parties a favor by noting a major unmet need in American politics:I think the problem is even worse than she thinks it is, but am g

    What are you listening at the moment?

    Uriah
    By Uriah,
    Admins - please give it a try. This topic is for the members to share the music they are listening to, it supposed to be updated constantly. And this is what's keeping me awake: Air - Love 2 The French duel is now out with a new album. It is rare to hear this kind of statement from a professional musician but Dunckel and Godin thought that their last album Pocket Symphony wasn't satisfying, partly because of their recent project with Charlotte Gainsbourg 5.55 which took a lot

    Reblogged:Will 'Lockdowns' Haunt Trump?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Justin Hart reminds Americans of something many of them might have already forgotten: Donald Trump was for the Covid "lockdowns" before he was against them -- and he criticized governors from his own party for ending them "too soon."For the sake of completeness, and to avoid the understandable (but wrong) objection that Hart is writing from hindsight, the article should have also mentioned South Dakota's Kristi Noem, who correctly never adopted that policy, on

    Reblogged:How to 'Reduce the Heat'

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Over at Hot Air, Allahpundit does a fine job of answering Donald Trump's threatening question to the Attorney General regarding how his followers -- Trump's term! -- might react to the Mar-a-Lago raid. What I like about the list is that it lays out for all just how ridiculous Trump's behavior has been on the matter of the classified documents every step of the way. I'll simply duplicate the list below:Trump knows good and well how to turn his hand in the opposite direction. (Image by Kwon Junho

    The Bobulinski angle on Biden

    Jon Letendre
    By Jon Letendre,
    * * * * * Split from Biden is our only hope, say Yaron Brook * * * * * Today the DOJ announced charges and arrests in the Foxhunt Conspiracy. The DOJ official says "the hunters became the hunted" at 3:00. Watch here: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1yNGaBgvnjXJj When did Q start saying that? How many times has Q said it? See here: https://qanon.pub/ The phrase is ubiquitous in the movement, has been for years.

    Honesty

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    In July 2006, I had written: "Rand thought that the justification for the virtue of honesty was only that it is in one's rational self-interest to be honest. That is false and psychologically inauthentic. When I tell someone the truth, it is not typically only because it is in my rational self-interest to do so. It is first and foremost because lying to someone is prima facie a rotten way to treat a person. Moreover, my concern for another's self-interest (e.g., not filling their mind with

    Reblogged: Helium-Lifted Craft and Other Advances Promise Better Livin

    Blog Auto Feed Retired
    By Blog Auto Feed Retired,
    We live in an amazing age, filled with astounding, life-serving technological advances. And, in addition to the material goods involved in these advances, we can gain spiritual fuel from them by explicitly recognizing and celebrating them and the great producers who bring them about. Here are some recent examples: The California company Aeroscraft has test-flown an updated version of the old Zeppelin, a rigid-bodied craft filled with light gas capable of lifting heavy loads with vertical take

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