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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

    The Nature Of Mistaken Ideas?

    By Gabriel,
    I'm a bit puzzled. I'm not sure if it's something about the way Objectivist express themselves, or if it's something related to the English language. Let's take Marx/communism. I'd say he applied reason (induction&deduction) consistently on the WRONG premises. (using emotions or traditions as valid epistemological tools) Many ideologies are appealing to reasoning people/youth exactly because they embrace "reason as tool", but apply it to wrong ideas. Even before meeting Objecti

    Why are people evil? Why do they evade?

    By Gabriel,
    Reading Ayn Rand, I found many psychological notions, such as self-esteem, that I think are not treated widely enough in those books. Let's take for example the issue of the existence of evil. Simplistically put, all evil can be back-traced to the decision to escape reality, turn away, and ignore the feedback. My question is, why would someone do that? I agree that it's 100% volitional choice, but all choices have causes. I do not think that there are any random choices. All of our c

    How to think at the highest level of abstraction?

    By Gabriel,
    Great philosophers, like Ayn Rand or Aristotle, have identified principles of such generality, that only a dispassionate analysis of reality could enable. The identification of the Axioms of Existence requires, as I see it, a complet detachment of the context of one's life and individual preferences/experiences/particularities. To think on such an abstract level requires a very "naked" perspective on reality. How does one think so clearly, and how does one detaches one's self from the ind

    Theme ideas...

    By DavidV,

    My New Blog Site

    By RationalEgoistSG,
    I would like to inform you all of the creation of my very own blog site! http://rationalegoist.rationalmind.net/

    disallowing anonymous posts

    By Gabriel,
    Shouldn't we disallow anonymous/guest posting, to avoid getting flamed or annoyed by all kind of idiots? I'd suggest this policy for ALL sites on the internet (vs. intranet sites, that is). Registration is fast and painless. If someone wants to ask us about the difference between nihilism and Objectivism, let him work for it a bit :-) ...just a suggestion.


    By Gabriel,
    Hello! My name is Gabriel. I live in Bucuresti, Romania, and I'm 20 years old. I work as a programmer (Java, enterprise computting, etc), and I'm currently single. I've started studying Objectivism about 6 months ago, and have since tried to purchase as many of Ayn Rand's books as possible. I know that my intro sound dry, but there's not much to say. If you want to contact me, you can find at at [email protected] or on ICQ: 158810179, or, better yet, join #aynrand on Undernet.

    Software: Databases

    By John,
    Is anyone interested in database design. I've been learning about databases for a few months and I think its like objectivism (identitys and relationships). I really like it but I'm alway arguing with people about things like difference between multi-valued attributes and composite attributes. For examply a date attribute is a single valued composite attribute. It represents one date but is a composite of day, month and year. The same is true for an address. So if your interested in da

    R.Tracinski on FoxNews

    By Gabriel,
    Has anyone seen dr. Tracinski's interview on FoxNews, about Martha Steward. I barely missed it, and I can't find a transcript anywhere. How was it? Any interesting referenced to Objectivism, or ARI? Was there anything different from his "tall poppies" article on ARI's MediaLink?

    It's fanofayn :)

    By fanofayn,
    Hi, I am a long time objectivist from New York. I attend Binghamton University, where I am frequently repulsed by the massive liberal/communist movement on campus. There are two campus papers, "Off," the communist rag, and "The Binghamton Review," the vehicle of conservative dribble. I read both, take what I can, and disregard the rest (they are "free", AKA paid for by ME and the rest of the students in one of the many fees we pay). I am often struck by how these two feel they are juxtaposed

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