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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

    Capitalism is not what we have

    Easy Truth
    By Easy Truth,
    Recently Yaron has focused on the benefits of Colonialism and to some extent crony capitalism. Colonialism was good - better than the primitive cultures Crony Capitalisms was good - better than socialism There is some truth to them both but they end up being heard as: Ayn Rand is for Colonialism and Crony Capitalism. Amongst our selves we know Ayn Rand was not for any such thing. But isn't arguing the benefits of Colonialism ending up adding this problem?

    Who here is a radical for capitalism, and what does it mean to you to be a radical for capitalism?

    By Sebastien,
    "We objectivists are not conservatives... we are radicals for capitalism." Capitalism, The Unknown Ideal   I would like to open up discussion on what it means to each of us to be a radical for capitalism. I have some ideas of my own, which I am willing to share if others take interest in this conversation.

    Dewey and Peikoff on Kant's Responsibility

    By Boydstun,
    Dewey and Peikoff on Kant’s Responsibility   Part 1 – Transcendental Idealism v. Experimental Pragmatism   John Dewey delivered three lectures in February 1915 that were published later that year under the title German Philosophy and Politics (GPP). Dewey attempted in this work to trace the contribution of some abstract philosophical ideas to the currents of German thinking that had contributed to bringing the world to its present situation. The Great War had been on for seven months. Hundre

    Principles are about fulfillment, not avoiding negative consequences

    Jonathan Weissberg
    By Jonathan Weissberg,
    Principles are about fulfillment, not specific negative consequence for their violation? I understand the Objectivist conception of morality to be that choices and actions guided from rationally self-interested moral principle are good for living a happy, fulfilled, flourishing life; and I understand that choices and actions which violate those same moral principles are bad, i.e., self-destructive or inching oneself closer to death. But when I look out into the world, I’m not able to clearl

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