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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"
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    Reblogged:Is Trump Done, and Does It Matter?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Philip Bump of the Washington Post half-gloatingly and half-hopefully jumps aboard a recent meme to the effect that Donald Trump, having perhaps had a Jeb Bush-like Please clap moment, is beginning a fade into personal irrelevancy. Having said that, Bump is quick to note that the GOP is "saturated with Trumpism -- his preferences, his tactics, his style." Those are both intriguing statements, but today's news consumer has to evaluate each with the biases of the source in mind. As a pro-capital

    Existence, We

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    (Click on image.) This image displays the title and subsection titles of my paper to be published in The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies this July. I developed the metaphysics debuted in this paper over a period of about five years, working on it in the morning hours of each day, beginning before sunrise. An apt name for the resulting philosophy would be Resonant Existence. The image is a pre-dawn look out back at our place, a look to the east. On my way to coffee, I glance out as I’m sayi

    Is it ethical, right, & necessary for unsuccessful people to have low self-esteem?

    The Laws of Biology
    By The Laws of Biology,
    Must one withhold self-esteem from oneself until such time as one has achieved success? I think I saw a noteworthy Objectivist who gave a talk titled "Self Esteem Must Be Earned."  Or, can a person grant self-esteem to himself just because he is living, acting, and thinking right now with integrity and ethics, regardless of whether or not he has yet achieved success in his work? But what if a long period of time goes by and he still hasn't achieved success in his work? What then?

    Reblogged:Fossil Fuel as Forbidden Fruit

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Many people liken global warming catastrophism to religion, and the two sound more and more alike as time goes on. Consider how some greens have spoken about the pandemic, as Brendan O'Neill of Sp!ked recently reported. It sounds no less fire-and-brimstone-y (or cynical) than any time some preacher gratuitously injects his idea of a moral message into any other calamity:The rest of the article, in a similar vein, is worth a read. And, for anyone who hasn't noticed the similarity, or who believe

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