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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:Disagreement Can Be Valuable

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A pre-holiday article at FiveThirtyEight caught my eye with the attention-grabbing title, "How To Fight With Your Family At Thanksgiving." The piece offers some thought-provoking advice for navigating the disagreements that are inevitable that time of year. The following heading in particular caught my eye: The next couple of paragraphs elaborate: The above made me think of a couple of things. First, most people probably aren't selfish enough when they argue. That is, with so many wrong and

    Reblogged:Warren and Sanders Warn Their Own Voters

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    In terms of populist style and overall policy, there is essentially no difference between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the two of them to the contrary notwithstanding. So it comes as no surprise that they're friends, or that they'd have a sort of non-aggression pact as they both vie for their party's nomination. That said, we're talking about politicians here, and of the modern, power-lusting variety at that. As soon as one of them feels desperate enough or feels like the moment is ripe

    Notes and Comments on "The Virtue of Nationalism"

    Grames
    By Grames,
    The Virtue of Nationalism is a new book in political philosophy by Yoram Hazony.  Hazony here operates at the level of philosophy because he works with wide abstractions, has a sharp critique of Locke's Second Treatise on Government, provides an alternative to that tradition of rationalist political philosophy, and uses that conceptual framework to integrate a variety of current disparate controversies into coherent view of fronts where two different political philosophies are conflicting.

    Forcing Doctors To Work During Pandemic?

    dianahsieh
    By dianahsieh,
    By Paul Hsieh from NoodleFood,cross-posted by MetaBlog Professor Carl Coleman of Seton Hall Law School has written an interesting paper entitled, "Beyond the Call of Duty: Compelling Health Care Professionals to Work During an Influenza Pandemic". I haven't read the whole thing yet, but I'm in substantial agreement with the abstract: In anticipation of pandemics and other mass disasters, several states have enacted little-known laws that authorize government officials to order h

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