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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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    dream_weaver
    By dream_weaver,
    A quick search brought up a book mention on OO upon which this fun movie gives credit to.  

    Reblogged:Is Fame a Four-Letter Word?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Thanks to the author of The 4-Hour Workweek, we can dip our virtual toes in fame. In "11 Reasons Not to Become Famous," Tim Ferris writes an eye-opening post on the good, the bad, and the ugly of achieving fame. And don't let the fact that Ferris isn't an A-list celebrity put you off: Some of his stories will give you pause, and you will be glad of the warning and his advice for how to mitgate some of fame's consequences. Consider his advice on kidnapping (!), which he illustrates with his own

    Truth as Disvalue

    StrictlyLogical
    By StrictlyLogical,
    Truth as Disvalue   Truth as disvalue, evasion as value, a belief system which maximizes life’s value.   I have heard it said that nothing which is untrue can ultimately be of value to a rational person and that knowledge of the truth is always a value.  When dealing with statements of these kinds, of course one must keep in mind what one means by value, we know for example that truth does not have intrinsic value, as there is no such thing as intrinsic value.  So investigati

    Articles in the news, referencing Ayn Rand

    softwareNerd
    By softwareNerd,
    I thought I would start a thread for Ayn Rand / Objectivism related mentions in the news. I know some folk are interested in mentions, but it isn't worth starting a new topic for each. Instead feel free to add a post to this thread if there's a mention you wish to share.     Here's one:   "Man's Ego is _____ this (fill in the blank) ____ of human progress".    That was a Final Jeopardy question that stumped a professor recently.   So, there's one more reason to read Rand: not doing so c

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