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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

    Youth as a value

    Jimbean
    By Jimbean,
    Excuse me if this is a stupid question.  If there is any materiel that comes to mind to anyone reading this, please refer it to me as I am in the process of re-learning objectivism. Values are defined as what an organism gains and keeps for survival.  Aging is a process that occurs regardless if the person wants it to happen or not; aging can be slowed down, but it cannot be stopped with current medical technology.   Is it appropriate to value youth, or anti-aging?  To value something

    Ayn Rand’s misunderstood position on altruism

    merjet
    By merjet,
    https://www.dailynews.com/2020/02/02/ayn-rands-misunderstood-position-on-altruism/

    Diogenes, a funny philosopher

    merjet
    By merjet,
    https://medium.com/@ricosutioso/diogenes-the-beggar-philosopher-fdd71946f641

    Reblogged:Jargon, Motivation, and Trading

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Business writer Suzanne Lucas discusses a result from a Verizon business survey that you may find surprising: There is such a thing as corporate jargon that most people like. Curious as to why, Lucas considers the five most-liked phrases and the five least-liked phrases with an eye on what they imply and with the goal of understanding what makes some phrases liked and others disliked. Speaking of the best-liked five, Lucas concludes in part: I think Lucas pretty well nails this, and I mostl

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