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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

    Reblogged:Happy Thanksgiving!

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    This will be my last post for the week as I break for Thanksgiving. *** Fellow admirers of Ayn Rand will be familiar with her brief description of Thanksgiving:That quote deserves to be published widely, and not just on this holiday. But so does the essay from which it came, in which Rand analyzes and demolishes a strident column calling for Americans to fast the week before the holiday and sacrificially assume the burden of feeding the world. The following passage is particularly relevant t

    Reblogged:A Writing Retreat for Everyone?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    I never imagined I'd see the subject of ASMR make an appearance on a blog about deep work, but that day has come, in the form of a Cal Newport post titled, "On Technology and Focus: ASMR, VR, and the First Steps Toward Immersive Single Tasking." Newport describes ASMR -- of which the painter Bob Ross is something of a patron saint -- as follows: Newport notes that there is now a sub-genre, the ASMR room, in which mostly static shots of rooms with calming sounds are used to "invoke a sense of m

    The Vision of Ayn Rand: The Basic Principles of Objectivism

    Eiuol
    By Eiuol,
    So, I heard of this book by Nathaniel Branden. According to a few reviewers in my link below, it's a transcript of lectures that Branden gave with the explicit approval of Rand. That is, I take it to be a very good book to read about Objectivism as a whole. But has anyone here read the book? How useful is it? I'm thinking of getting the book to compare it to OPAR, to see if the approach is perhaps better in this book. Here is a link to the book on Amazon:

    Objectivism in Academia

    cliveandrews
    By cliveandrews,
    How are Objectivists treated in the academic arenta? I know nothing about academic philosophy, but I would infer that Objectivists might have a hard time getting along with others in the feild, or even face persecution from their peers. Thoughts?

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