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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

    Greetings From Kentucky

    redfarmer
    By redfarmer,
    Hello, my name is Chris Rothbauer. I'm 23 years old from Louisville, Kentucky. I discovered Ayn Rand's book in January and, so far, I've read all of her non-fiction books (except for a few essays from The Voice of Reason) and am in the process of reading Atlas Shrugged (it's such a complicated book that it has taken me since January to get through it but I'm almost there). When I discovered Ayn Rand, I'd been struggling with depression since my teenage years. You see, I had been an active C

    A Blatant Example of Liberal Racism

    AutoJC
    By AutoJC,
    Check out how Sen. Kerrey introduces himself to Condoleezza Rice The author can't help but think this remark was racially motivated. I certainly think it is.

    Capitalism: making the pie bigger for everyone

    Guest bartwart
    By Guest bartwart,
    First, let's broaden this topic out to laisse-faire capitalism because I believe that's what we both(RH and I) had in mind. This statement is in no way unphilosophical, misleading, or contradictory of Objectivism. Capitalism is sustainable precisely because it makes the pie bigger. That's really the key point here. You cannot divorce it's sustainability from the fact that it improves everyones* lives. Yes, it is the only moral system for ethical individuals to participate in AND is it s

    Kerry Sloganators

    y_feldblum
    By y_feldblum,
    Snooze Button Dreams has a Kerry Sloganator; go see it. Here's mine.

    Re: Bearster's Open Letter

    DavidV
    By DavidV,
    The thread has been moved. For details, read this post.

    Aristotle and Rand as Obsolete?

    argive99
    By argive99,
    I'm just curious here if someone who has far more knowledge of O'ist epistemology than I could help me with this statement made by a supporter of modern non-local quantum theory. "Quantum physics has been verified and reverified over the last century in more experiments than can be named: while one may debate what the experiments mean, nobody can deny what occurences have been observed (contrast this to the philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle who provided nothing observerable, only sem

    Mandatory Reporting

    Old Geezer
    By Old Geezer,
    There are laws requiring caregivers for the elderly and for children to report abuse if it is in any way suspected. While it is clearly morally acceptable to be pro-active in such a situation, is it appropriate for the government to mandate active participation by employees? Why?

    Atheism, God, & the Nature of the Universe

    stonebuddha
    By stonebuddha,
    I've just discovered this forum and am glad to be on board. I offer for you a distillation of letters between my cousin (a Muslim) & me (an ex-Muslim who became an atheist long ago). The crux of the following is a dialogue concerning God & the nature of the universe. When we were children growing up in Indonesia, we were both raised as Muslims. When I came to live in America 20 years ago, we lost touch. Recently we began conversing again since she is now living in the US. She started the

    Dinesh here

    Prometheus
    By Prometheus,
    Though i joined this forum sometime back, i never really got around to introducing myself, so here goes - my name is Dinesh Pillay and i live in India. I first read Ayn Rand some 4-5 years back and haven't looked back since, her books gave me in words everything i couldn't define and for that i'm grateful to her. Whatever spare time i found apart from studies in these past 5 years has nearly always been spent on reading about objectivism. It's been an enthralling experience I'm curren

    Hello

    Nate_S
    By Nate_S,
    Woops, I've already posted 10 times before I noticed this section of the forums. Anyways, my name is Nate Struttmann and I currently reside in Sarasota Florida where I am an Illustration major at the Ringling Academy of Art and Design. I view Illustration as realisms modern American lineage. When Pollock burst onto the scene the philosophically complacent bulk of the supposed artistic intellectuals of American Society proved to value an 'artist's' primal emotional code over a competent ass

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