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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:Green Bus Fleet Achieves Zero Emissions

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Over at Hot Air, Jazz Shaw reports that Philadelphia's fleet of 25 electric buses, purchased in 2016 for $1 million apiece, has finally achieved zero carbon dioxide emissions. Do note that this report isn't coming from some rainbows-and-unicorns green outlet, whose reporters do not seem to understand that the electricity required for such vehicles has to come from somewhere and, more often than not, that somewhere is a fossil fuel power plant. Or that it takes forever to charge batteries built

    Reblogged:Speech, Property Rights in Trump's Crosshairs

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    The Hill has published an editorial by Alan Dershowitz on Donald Trump's new lawsuit against several major social media companies. If I recall correctly, Dershowitz is widely regarded as an expert on freedom of speech. If my memory has served me well, God help us.There are at least three things I can see wrong here, just off the top of my head. (1) The concept of censorship pertains only to government action. (See link above at sic.) (2) Forcing a private company to publish views its owners dis

    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

    Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    The essentials of the essentials gets one to the standing-on-one-foot essentials of a theory. So for relativity, special and general, one gets the standing-on-one-foot essentials: frame-invariance of the form of physical laws, frame-invariance of a finite upper limit of velocity, and the equivalence of gravitational and inertial mass. For the standing-on-one-foot essentials of the philosophy of Epicurus, one gets: don't worry, pursue modest pleasure. But for a statement of the essentials of

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