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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

    Ayn Rand and me.

    By student,
    I've read all of Ayns stuff. I agree with most, but not all. It is with what I don't agree with that I come to this forum to hash out with ya'all- in an open arena. I call it an arena instead of a forum because I think Ayn would have approved of the idea. The struggle for a rational life in this world has always been a battle, and I hereby enter the arena! I love the truth and that is my basis for respect for Ayn and her fellow travelers. Cheers! With respect, The stu

    Why is capitalism better than communism?

    By locke,
    I'm now 53 years old, and english is'nt my first language, and when I was young, we did'nt learn that much in school. I was young in the late 60- and 70-, and became a communist when I was 19, at college. Until the late 80', I was quite "red". It's not a period I want to talk much about, but I learned much there - but I also closed at lot of doors in my brain. I have'nt been active in politics since early 90's, and from then, my social situation allowed me to study a lot more.


    By Six,
    This is one of my first posts here, I ventured into some of the forums and posted a little, but now it seems it's time to introduce myself. My name is Six (or Heather), and I'm from Newfoundland. I'm seventeen, a university student in my second year, hoping to attend law school eventually. I was introduced to objectivism by my father, who encouraged me to read Ayn Rand from age eleven or so. I joined these forums to have a place to discuss and learn more about objectivism and to m


    By JRoberts,
    Does anybody else here like Yanni? If you have heard of him and like him, let's talk! If not, then you are missing out on an incredible musician. Anyway, I'd really like to talk to a few people interested in yanni-and I just have to ask-who has listened to Santorini and what are your thoughts on it?

    Your thoughts on Kant?

    By oldsalt,
    Over in Introductions, there is a new person who is taking a lot of flak because, at the sage age of 22, he (she?) thinks he might be a Kantian. When I was first reading and learning about Kant in a philosophy class, I admit to being confused. He said all the right words: individualism, reason, etc. So much sounded right, but I knew there was something terribly wrong with it all. Anyone who has read the little bugger knows that it is hard going. No one in the whole history of philoso

    Greetings from Michigan

    By drsm,
    Just a quick note of greeting. I just found this forum and website, and it looks very promising. It appears to have a good deal of activity and is nicely put together. I'm a veterinarian in Michigan who has been interested in Objectivism since 1987. I've read all the standard literature, fiction and nonfiction. I enjoy a membership on HBL, and hope to enjoy a less formal, more interactive membership here. Steve (drsm)

    Greetings from Virginia Beach, VA

    By RationalBiker,
    My real first name is Vern. I'm very new to the Objectivist philosophy. Since I'm still learning quite a bit about it, I cannot honestly say I have fully adopted it into my beliefs. None the less, my interest was fueled by a number of things I have read so far, things that I have spoken about or thought about myself prior to learning about this philosophy. I find that what I understand of Objectivism so far is very congruent to my beliefs about life. I've been married 19 years and have

    Tax Looters

    By redfarmer,
    Just thought I'd pass on a funny thing that happened to me. You see, this year I owed in state taxes because my job didn't take out enough in state taxes. I filed electronically but made a mistake and realized it so I immediately filed an ammended return so I wouldn't have to pay a penalty. Well, today the state sent me a check for $160, the entire amount I paid in last year! Seems they don't check over their returns well. The case could be made that they don't want to check over

    One Right

    By source,
    I've opened a web site about 2 months ago about individual rights the purpose of which is to research individual rights, starting from the very beginning - at right to life. Although Objectivism offers reasons for existence of individual rights, I've decided not to burden the site with that except when giving a reference. Individual rights is a concept built on other, more fundamental concepts, and the purpose of the site is to research that concept. Research has reached the point of defini

    HBL (Harry Binswanger List)

    By RadCap,
    For those of you who run or belong to an Objectivist Club on your campus, you may want to consider the offer being made by Harry Binswanger: http://www.hblist.com/campus.htm Being one of the charter members of his email list, I can attest to its value, both in content and as a broad based forum for Objectivists to discuss ideas with the brightest Objectivist minds.

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