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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

    Peikoff's Dissertation

    By Boydstun,
    (I accidentally deleted the original thread “Peikoff’s Dissertation” this morning. I’ll repost it now from my word-processing file of it. I’ll put the date of the original posts, each one, at the beginning of those posts reinstated now. I’ll leave the text of these re-posts as it was originally, without any updates of things on which I’ve since changed my mind.) 17 March 2017 The Status of the Law of Contradiction in Classical Logical Ontologism Leonard Peikoff – Ph.D. Dissertatio

    Reblogged:Does Media Raving Help DeSantis?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Given what I know at this moment and considering the likely quality of any alternatives, I'd probably vote to re-elect Governor Rick DeSantis were the election held today. I would need much more information before I could say one way or the other about whether I would call myself a supporter, however qualified that support would be. And therein lies ... major ... difficulty. Left-wing news media (but I repeat myself) are so bent out of shape by Ron DeSantis that they cannot see straight or cont

    Existence, We

    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

    What are your biggest issues with Objectivism?

    By TruthSeeker946,
    I am semi-convinced by the philosophy and I keep coming back to it because I support its fundamental premises regarding metaphysics and epistemology.  Ultimately, all with have is our minds and our senses to know reality. I get that.  However, what is an Objectivist to do when the vast majority of people refuse to think, refuse to exercise reason? So my problems are more with the applicability and practicality of Objectivism on the macro scale in the real world. Take mass imm

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