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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

    Colorado Governor Does a Naughty

    AutoJC
    By AutoJC,
    Man, is this funny what the good guv' said! Proof politically correct is no fun!

    first impression

    meganfiala
    By meganfiala,
    WWWWWWWWWWWWell, My name is Megan, I live in Ottawa, Ontario, and I have been an objectivist for 2 years now. I'd just like to say that so far, I'm impressed with the rationality and logic that fills this site. There's a lot of b.s. on the net. Glad I found something worthwhile. I noticed that some people are senior members and others are juniors, etc. What are the qualifications??? Anyhow, hope to have some interesting conversations in the future, Megan

    Bush's Shameful Assault Against Gay Marriage

    AutoJC
    By AutoJC,
    George W. Bush has succeeded in taking Ronald Reagan's place as the faith-based demagogue of the Right. As you are all aware, his latest assault on individual rights is this constitutional amendment to ban gays from entering upon the legal entity of marriage. I Agree with Michale Hurd on criticizing this latest anti-individualist move And if that's not enough, Bush now wants to give our tax dollars in the form of government subsidies to "faith-based" (i.e. religious) programs; go

    Dating

    danielshrugged
    By danielshrugged,
    I have always had mixed feelings about dating and/or beginning romantic relationships generally. Is the purpose of dating or beginning a relationship to get to know someone better, even if you have doubts whether a relationship could go far? Or are relationships only for two people who already feel very close to one another? On the one hand, a relationship is something serious that demands seriousness from the people involved; on the other hand, it seems a relationship has to, in the beginning,

    My Introduction

    Rearden
    By Rearden,
    Hi everyone my name is Rearden [Real name is Ashley]. I live in Australia and I have been a student of Objectivism for 4 years [i luv it]. I have two degree in Commerce (majored in Accounting, Economics, Commerical Law), Computer Science (majored in Software Development) and I am doing my Masters in Information Technology. I actually introduced myself on the OPAR discussion forum a number of months ago but I just haven't had the time to contribute to that site yet! There is just not enough tim

    Atlas Shrugged in Outer Space

    AutoJC
    By AutoJC,
    Read about this latest aberration of science here I wonder if this would happen if the space program were privatized in its entirety.

    The War In Iraq (and WMDs)

    redfarmer
    By redfarmer,
    In the wake of the war on Iraq, it appears that more and more of the reasons that President Bush gave for going to Iraq are turning out to be either false or complete fabrications from the beginning. Among those reasons: 1. Weapons of Mass Destruction. There apparently are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, nor does it appear there have been any there since the first gulf war. 2. Iraq's "connection" with Al-qaeda. Hussein and bin Laden were never affiliated and, in fact, are morta

    What is the Objectivist view on transhumanism?

    June
    By June,
    How do objectivists perceive transhumanism? They are mostly compatible, especially in the degree realism is assumed, except in their ethics and the magnitude of respectability the human mind deserves. Where objectivists generally believe that humankind’s basic virtue is irreconcilable with altruism, transhumanists tend to believe this is a false dichotomy. According to transhumanists, anything possessing sentient properties deserves to be optimized with adaptive qualities primed for nature’

    Some aspects of reality unknowable in principle?

    Reason's Ember
    By Reason's Ember,
    Building on something I said in another thread: Do people agree with those statements?

    Bureaucrash

    Invictus
    By Invictus,
    http://bureaucrash.com/modules/news/ One of the few pro-capitalist activist sites on the web. At first glance it looks interesting. Examples of material they have up for download:

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