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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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    By Boydstun,
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    Sex, Drugs, Death and the Law

    By Boydstun,
    (This review of mine appeared in NOMOS magazine in autumn 1984.) Sex, Drugs, Death, and the Law  -- David A. J. Richards (1982) Sex, Drugs, Death and the Law sets out a general theory of human rights and proper criminalization. The theory is rooted in the moral ideas of Locke, Rousseau, and Kant, and is expressed in the form these ideas have taken in the contemporary philosophies of John Rawls and Alan Gewirth. Appealing to the general theory and to an enormous body of literature in la

    Abstract Surrealism

    By dream_weaver,
    Billionaire Griffin Pays $500 Million for Two Paintings The Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. Source: Art Institute of Chicago “In order to own the greatest art historical objects of our time one has to go above and beyond to obtain them,” said Abigail Asher, a partner at art advisory firm Guggenheim Asher Associates Inc. in New York, who wasn’t involved in the transaction. This makes me think of a couple of lines from the chapter on Anti-Greed. One: "She picked up a discarde

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things Image by Curtis MacNewton, via Unsplash, license. Thoughts about recent improvements to and experiments regarding my routine. 1. It's hard to believe it, but between holiday obligations, the pandemic, and a change in my routine that shortened morning alone time, my very productive wee hours routine of organizing the garage abruptly ended, unfinished, nearly a year ago. Only a couple of weeks ago did I find a good time to start doing this again: right after dropping the kids

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