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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

    History channel "modern marvels"

    By bnittoli,
    Anyone else watch this show? It is one of my favorites. It really takes a pro-progress and innovation attitude and covers just about everything from millitary hardware to ice cream factories. they typically start with the state of the art for the topic, then backtrack and show the history, moving up to present, then a short segment on future. I used to miss it since the showing is all over but Tivo put a stop to that.

    New Chat Room

    By DavidV,
    I have added a live chat room at www.objectivismonline.net/chat What do you think? Does anyone have recommendations for other chat software? I am currently working on organizing moderated discussions with prominent Objectivist philosophers. Expect some exciting announcements in the next few days!

    Over-The Counter Medical Service

    By AutoJC,
    For many of us, this could be cheaper than health Insurance premiums As a die-hard capitalist, I applaud the re-establishment of "cash only" medical centers. I'll bet that in Galt's Gulch, this is how they'd have done this.

    This is Just Too funny

    By AutoJC,
    Allahpundit Strikes again! They got their target on John Kerry. Funny stuff.

    Celebrate Capitalism

    By Invictus,
    According to this site the first Sunday of June every year is "Capitalism Day". I can't say I've ever heard of this before and I doubt it gets much attention. But for those that are interested go here.

    When all material is owned....

    Old Geezer
    By Old Geezer,
    Assuming the trend towards privatization of property continues, what will happen when all physical material is owned? If distribution of resources is not yet a reflection of merit by that time, will this mean that the status quo will remain? If man exists by applying his mind to his physical environment, what will happen when he has no access to a physical environment? (born without property)

    Greetings From HooVille

    By schmittyUVA,
    My name is Aaron Schmidt and I am a third year English major at the University of Virginia. Since my junior year in high school, I have been pursuing the ideals of Objectivism and am glad to have found a refuge for truth and reason to share my thoughts and concerns. I look forward to hearing from you all and hope we'll engage in some enlightening converstation soon. Additionally, I am the Head Student Equipment Manager/Defensive Student Assistant for the UVA football team, and love discussi

    Objectivist sympathizer here

    By Vernunft,
    Hello. I am twenty-two years old and I am an undergraduate pursuing a degree in philosophy. I'm not unsympathetic to many elements of objectivism, though I tend to view it with distaste when it is held dogmatically (an affliction all too common in my experience). I'm a Kantian, or something approaching it, in both epistemology and ethics. That's really all you need to know.

    Private Armies

    Old Geezer
    By Old Geezer,
    The American Military is increasingly contracting military services which is a relief in some ways (cheaper, more efficient, and frees up the military for other purposes) but can it pose a threat to national security??? Is it potentially a breach of the monopoly on force? is the danger worth the savings?

    Emotion Question from an Outsider

    By karkar,
    I am not an objectivist, but I came to this site to better understand my brother who has embraced this philosophy. Even worse, I have never read Ayn Rand (I grew up around Flint, MI where reading is frowned upon), so while I expect few replies and/or vicious insults, I will hope for honest responses to these innocent questions. I am trying to understand, not argue or debate with anyone. So here they are- Do you find life satisfying and if so what is the source of this satisfaction? Do you

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