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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

    1st of May

    Gabriel
    By Gabriel,
    I wrote a short entry on the 1st of May on my site. I think it's high time to salvage this day from self-rightous high-brow marxists and other leeches. Tell me what you think, and leave a comment if you'd like.

    Nice Meeting Y'all

    AwakeAndFree
    By AwakeAndFree,
    Hello everyone. My name is Eran Dror. Born 1980. Objectivist since 1998. I got to here after a recommendation from MinorityOfOne. I live in Haifa, Israel, and will soon get my B.A. in History from the University of Haifa. My career goal is becoming a fiction writer, in the English language. I've wanted to write from a very young age. Around August of this year I plan to move to the United States with the purpose of immigration. For the past 4.5 years I've been working as a

    ARI Summer Conference

    DPW
    By DPW,
    I will be attending the second week this year's summer conference, and I was wondering who else plans on attending.

    Hello

    dark_stranger
    By dark_stranger,
    Greetings everyone, I am new here, but glad to have found this place! It seems there are voices all around me every day telling me things that don't make sense. You see, I'm in San Francisco. We draw the homeless from all over the country because our city is so 'generous'. Our generosity has earned the city a $150+ million deficit. Horrifying. I am surrounded on all sides by people who feel that the rich are evil and greedy, and should be made to pay. They think that being

    Another from the Left Coast

    khaight
    By khaight,
    I guess I'll toss my hat into the ring. I'm a software engineer living with my wife and pet bird in San Jose, CA. My initial introduction to Objectivism was from a girl in high school. She pestered me for six months to read The Fountainhead, claiming that it was "the most rational thing" I would ever read. She was mostly right. I went through a libertarian/anarchist phase in college, but I got better. I've been studying Objectivism on-and-off for the last 10 years or so. (S

    Another Hello from Israel

    grosz
    By grosz,
    Hi all, My name is Ori, I am 24 and live in Israel. I am a freshman at Ben Gurion University, majoring in Computer Science. In November, shortly after the school year had started, I complained to a friend of mine about the lack of purpose in my life, about my intellectual decay (I had just quit my programming job after 3 years, during which I did nothing but work work and buying vinyl records -- no reading, no life, no fun, nothing), any my general dissatisfaction with... well, every

    Iran

    andrew
    By andrew,
    I did a brief search for a discussion on Iran in the forum and wasn’t able to find anything with real substance. In my Middle Eastern Studies class we are supposed to go to class tomorrow ready to propose and discuss possible US involvement in Iran. The basic problem in Iran, which I’m sure you’re all familiar with, is the fundamentalist government has destroyed the somewhat prosperous Iranian economy, destroyed civil liberties, and managed to stay at the top of the list of states who fund

    Water Supply Question

    Praxus
    By Praxus,
    Under a pure Capitalist system the water supply would all be privatized. Say they poured waste in it from another part of the companies industry and it harms the consumers and the company didn't tell them about it. Would this be considered the initiation of force and thus banned?

    Right to Life

    Praxus
    By Praxus,
    Objectivists justify the killing of civilians by saying they refused to overthrow their Government therefore, they are supporting their Government and forfeit their right to life. Do we not forfeit our right to life by passively supporting actions of the Government that deprive people of their right to life and property, such as the draft and taxation. What do you think about this?

    The Abolition of Man

    Skywalker
    By Skywalker,
    Is anyone familiar with C.S. Lewis's essay series "The Abolition of Man"? It's an argument for objective morality, but from a Christian standpoint. Obviously problematic, but my question is: I believe Rand is said to have commented on this book, and these comments are reprinted in the collection of her marginalia. As I can't find a copy of this book and I don't have a credit card to order it, I was wondering if anyone who's read it would be willing to discuss her comments and the book's subject

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