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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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    What Is Quantum Mechanics

    Bill Hobba
    By Bill Hobba,
    Like many people, I have struggled to understand what QM is and what it says.   Recently, after many years I have formed the following answer. There is a reality out there, independent of us and amenable to rational analysis by the conscious mind.   Some parts of that reality we directly interact with every day.   Others, like Electric fields, are necessary for well-understood laws to hold (eg Wigner proved if there were no electric fields, then conservation of momentum would not hold in vi

    Reblogged:Ramaswami's Terrible Idea

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    At the Federalist, David Harsanyi warns that a GOP presidential hopeful's policy idea would worse than backfire. That idea is Vivek Ramaswami's proposal to protect employees from what he calls "viewpoint censorship." (HT: Steve D.) Set aside the fact, seemingly lost on Ramaswami, that only governments can censor, there is plenty not to like. Harsanyi quotes the description of the proposal from the Wall Street Journal piece announcing Ramaswamy's candidacy, for the benefit of anyone kept out b

    An Objectivist on Vacation

    By KyaryPamyu,
    Today, I'd like to introduce the notion of a 'Vacationing Objectivist'. Definition: Thus, a V.O cannot call himself/herself an Objectivist, but can nevertheless continue to admire Objectivism and the work of Objectivist intellectuals and institutes. He/she can also entertain the possibility of 'returning to the club' one day, after clearing all doubts. As a V.O myself, here's a small sample of my doubts, mostly targeting the O'ist metaphysics. (This thread is the evil brother of another t

    My Verses

    By Boydstun,
    . These Words These words we read from some desire . . that someone live . . the this entire. Read is our reach, . . our grasp, our be . . life that is know . . wings that are free.   Copyright Stephen C. Boydstun 2016    

    How much is our reaction to music innate and how much is learned?

    By RupeeRoundhouse,
    For example, minor keys typically evoke drama and/or melancholy. In other words, why do minor keys evoke the emotionss they do? I’d like to find a tribe of people who haven’t been exposed to minor keys. Perhaps playing them music in minor keys would provide interesting data on whether the emotions evoked by minor keys are innate or learned.

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Blog Roundup 1. This morning, I ran across a blog post from 2020 at New Ideal that makes a valuable and still-timely point: so-called "public interest" or "general welfare" legislation undermines rule of law:Ben Bayer's whole argument is worth a read, especially for anyone who has noticed that, while it seems that everything is a federal case, more and more people are acting like actual criminals. 2. At How to Be Profitable and Moral, Jaana Woiceshyn argues that "Capitalism is not the probl

    Bill Hobba Introduction

    Bill Hobba
    By Bill Hobba,
    I am Bill Hobbaa from Redland Bay in Queensland, Australia.   I posted here a long time ago now, but for some reason never seemed to be able to log in - I did it via Facebook.   That never seemed to work.   Anyway decided this time to create my account, and that worked.   I have recently enrolled in a Master of Arts in Philosophy and thought I would become active again.   My main area of interest is the philosophy of science.  I intently dislike Kuhn. Popper is OK, but I think Feynman had a bett

    Reblogged:Ramaswamy: An Intriguing GOP Candidate

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    This morning, I was surprised to see one Vivek Ramaswamy listed as an author of a piece titled "Why I'm Running for President" at the Wall Street Journal. The name vaguely rang a bell, but a video about Nikki Haley embedded near the top threw me off for a moment. Was this just a mistitled piece by someone commenting on her candidacy? But I scanned the first few paragraphs and found that this wasn't the case. Impatiently, I scrolled down to see who this was and found:Oh! That Vivek Ramaswamy!

    Building a future

    By metacreation,
    Greetings   I first came across Ayn Rand a few years ago and have read quite a lot of her books now. It sparked my interest in philosophy in general and I've read others as well since (notably Mises and Popper). Learning about Oism really changed my life and I've had a lot of work to do (and a lot more work to do) integrating my mind. I'm now at a stage in life where I have freedom to make whatever changes I need to, and I came here while looking for places to meet and discus

    A Song to Reason

    By Boydstun,
    As Steals the Morn

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