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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:Left Evades on Climate, Right on Their Success

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    The New York Post, which mentions the work of Bjorn Lomborg, walks its readers through a half-century of apocalyptic climate warnings, many from from the U.N.. This is valuable -- up to a point -- and amusing -- also, up to a point: My favorite was the prediction that Britain would have a "Siberian" climate by 2020. That one was made in 2004. This author is reasonably sure, based on multiple data points (that happen to coincide with televised Arsenal matches) that that prediction was wrong.

    Reblogged:Mountain or Molehill? It Depends.

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Over at Ask a Manager, Alison Green fields a question from a manager who is concerned that an otherwise excellent employee is sometimes making a bad impression in some client-facing situations. Specifically, the coworker sometimes comes in with hair that is wet, although pulled back into a ponytail, and sometimes meets with clients this way. The manager is concerned, but both wonders whether the concern is well-founded, and, if so, how best to bring up the issue. In my (all non-office) profess

    Is the afterlife arbitrary?

    Severinian
    By Severinian,
    I realize that the standard objectivist answer is that the afterlife/reincarnation is arbitrary, but is it really?  After all, we know that consciousness is real, and we don't have the scientific explanation for it yet. Isn't it then at least a possibility that, if there's an entity which contains the essence of your consciousness, that entity might later come into a physical formation that gives you a life as a living being again? 

    Existence and Similarity

    MisterSwig
    By MisterSwig,
    The following relates to our long discussion of universals on another thread. But I'm starting fresh with an idea about the nature of existence and the fundamental basis of similarity. I propose that similarity is naturally rooted in the existence of two entirely different types of existents: space and matter. Space exists, and matter exists. Space is not matter, and matter is not space. Space is not material, and matter is not incorporeal. Space is indivisible. Matter can be divided into p

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