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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

    Is volition a prerequisite for error?

    Guest Eric Lanser
    By Guest Eric Lanser,
    Is volition a prerequisitite for the possibility of error? The explanation would go: abstraction allows an entity with consciousness to omit certain aspects of an object. By ignoring those aspects, mistakes are possible. In fact, this seems to be precisely what we mean by "error" as opposed to ignorance. If we go near some radioactive substance and harm ourselves, we don't call this an error. We didn't misuse information but simply lacked it (in this case, we had no organ or instruments

    yeeeaaahhh...

    Heather
    By Heather,
    I'm Heather in Sacramento, California. I like this site. I like the idea behind it. My aim is AdpiHeather. I'm not a web programmer, but let me know if there's anything I can do to help.

    Differences between Nihilism and Objectivism?

    Guest Guest_Sir Llama
    By Guest Guest_Sir Llama,
    I was reading about nihilism, and my question is this: Are there really any significant differences between nihilism and objectivism? It kind of seems like nihilism is an extreme type of objectivism. but then again, my understanding of both subjects is limited.

    hi

    Sir Llama
    By Sir Llama,
    Hi. I'm from hawaii, and I go to the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I'm 19 and an ICS major. I also play alot of basketball and tennis. I actually got interested in objectivism through a forum debate. It was a whole bunch of people debating the existence of God, and the thread went on for pages and pages. There was an objectivist there, one of three, who was debating with the rest of the people, and I found that his opinions made perfect sense. It made alot more sense than any argumen

    hello!

    epheme
    By epheme,
    My name is Amy, but you can call me epheme. I'm a student at VCU in Richmond, VA. I've been interested in Objectivism since about 1997 or 1998, when I came across the Fountainhead. I'd always been a Libertarian, and it took me a while to realise that Libertarianism was only a subset of a much larger system of thought. So, once I came out of the closet as a full-fledged Objectivist, things became much clearer I'm helping start a campus Objectivist club here at VCU, and I'm quite plea

    What do you think about NASA?

    DavidV
    By DavidV,
    It seems like every single blogger on the internet has an ode of some sort to the downed space shuttle. Not all are positive -- my friend Laurel (http://www.rationalmind.net/economistress) things that it's time to privatize (i.e. close) NASA because it's a waste of taxpayer's money. I think it's important not to confuse the spirit of discovery that allowed man to go to space, and the particular method by which that is being done today. The International Space Station, (whose massive cost over

    interested in buying for Ayn Rand Bookstore items

    sedriss scott blaine
    By sedriss scott blaine,
    If there is anyone out there that has obtained audio (I prefer CD versions) of items from the Ayn Rand Bookstore and is considering putting them on e-bay, please let me know. I may go direct or can at least be aware that it is up for grabs at another site (Amazon, e-bay, etc.).

    saying hello-new to site and forum

    sedriss scott blaine
    By sedriss scott blaine,
    Hello. I'm new to the site and the forum but not new to objectivism. This is coming at you from Austin, Texas (Live Music Capital of the World). Great to see a site like this with a forum. Looking foward to meeting you all...

    Hey

    mero
    By mero,
    Undergrad at MIT, CS/bio major, Objectivist. This site was a great idea; I hope it becomes very successful.

    Intro

    welchness
    By welchness,
    Hi all, Internet particulars: AIM: Welchness ICQ: 30218178 I hope this site is a HUGE success. I look forward to the conversations and an increasing of my understanding of Objectivism. Markus

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