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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's Education

    By BIGBANGSingh,
    How much non-Objectivist philosophy did Ayn Rand study? Was she well versed in other philosophies?

    Pixar's 'A Bug's Life'

    By JohnGalt,
    So, anyway, I was watching A Bug's Life last night. (No, I don't have any kids. I just like the movie. What of it?) I noticed a number of objectivist themes in the story and in some specific events. For those unfamiliar with the movie, it's essentially Seven Samurai (or The Magnificent Seven) translated into an ant colony fighting off a gang of thieving grasshoppers, who demand a portion of the ants' harvest of food each year. The protagonist of the film, an ant named Flick, is an ant

    Anthem copyright

    By RadCap,
    Someone told me in passing that the rights to Anthem had expired. Does anyone know if this is true? Additionally, does anyone know if this applies to the film rights as well?

    Some Suggestion's

    By NIJamesHughes,
    I hope that noone takes offense to this( particulartly the owner of the forum), but I have a few suggestions to offer up for consideration. You might break the "philosophy" section up into seperate sections for Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, Politics, and Art. A section for Scientific discussion would, I think, be useful. It might be useful to add a section for Questions about Objectivism and Ayn Rand in a seperate section to keep that type of material away from the philosophi

    Guide to Objectivism

    By BIGBANGSingh,
    Has anyone read "Guide to Objectivism" by David King? If so, what are your thoughts on it? http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/7695/

    Juggernaut of Love

    By PCM,
    Hello, I'm Manan. I am a medical student from Michigan. I have been a student and supporter for Objectivism for years now, and I cheer it on as often as I can. This is my first post to this site. My blog can be found at http://juggernaut-of-love.blogspot.com In my blog I discuss philosophy, politics, art, and music. I also have a lot of great links to other sites. Check it out sometime! Anyway, I'm just saying hi!


    By Alex,
    I was wondering if anyone knew of a good book to read about writing essays, or any ways to improve clarity in my writing. Is it something best discovered by myself or would it be something I can learn from others?

    GMU Objectivst Club website

    Guest Ben
    By Guest Ben,
    Hello everyone, The George Mason University Objectivist Club has a website and blog up at www.gmuoc.org We got the site going last February. We've found that a Movable Type blog is a great platform for a club site. It allows us to have in place all the static information about the club and it's events and allows for dynamic and consantly updated content. Five members all have the ability to post to the site, so between us, something gets posted on a very regular basis. All the

    Objectivism and the Environment

    By Simmons,
    I have several questions about objectivism and the environment. It would seem from the admittedly somewhat limited literature I have read regarding objectivism and the environment that objectivists regard environmentalism as nonrational and "antiman". Do objectivists lump all environmentalist postitions in the same boat? What do objectivists say should be done if a capitalist system results in poor environmental conditions for people? As an example of the above, say a landowner pollutes a

    Bend It Like Beckham

    By AshRyan,
    I don't know if you all have seen Bend It Like Beckham or not yet--I believe it opened quite a while ago in the major markets (L.A., New York, Chicago), but it just recently opened in a few theaters here--but if you haven't, go see it! Overall, it's a very good movie, I found it quite enjoyable. It deals with themes of cross-cultural misunderstanding (like My Big Fat Greek Wedding), but does so in a way that emphasizes individual happiness, and the role of the individual in valuing (like Choco

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