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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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    Why do some people fail to see Objective Morality?

    Easy Truth
    By Easy Truth,
    Recently I participated in a debate about the existence of Objective Morality. It did not go well for me. I got argument for suicidal societies and people that belong in insane asylum's as if that is a viable society. When it came to the existence of Objective reality, it was easier to get (There is a fear of Objective morality because it seems to have a religions connotation as in God's morality outside of my judgements). The argument or proof for the existence of Objective Morality in Soc

    Introduction to Dan Norton and his work advancing Ayn Rand's ideas

    Dan Norton
    By Dan Norton,
    I have a Ph.D. in philosophy (University of California, Davis, 2019) and studied many years at the Ayn Rand Institute in the undergraduate and graduate programs of its Objectivist Academic Center. Since completing my Ph.D., I've been working to advance Ayn Rand's ideas online. I've mostly been active on YouTube (youtube.com/DanNorton1) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/dan.norton.1428) and have also recently started posting on Twitter (@dannorton111). I invite you to check out my

    Reblogged:McWhorter on Dealing With Woke Slander

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Over at the conservative Hot Air blog is a John Sexton post discussing John McWhorter's thoughts on "Wokeism," which he is hammering out on a substack blog and will eventually transform into a book titled The Elect. (This is also the term he is using to describe the "woke," and reminds me of Thomas Sowell's analogous term, the annointed.) The following passage also just as much reminded me of Objectivist analysis of global warming catastrophism as resembling a religion as I found it thought-pro

    Intuition

    Hairnet
    By Hairnet,
    I am very annoyed at the quality of ethical debate in the world. Most of the time people want to debate ethics, they usually try to show how their opponents conclusions lead to some "absurdity" that you just know is wrong. An example, would be "If selfishness is good, and self sacrifice is evil, are you saying a man has absolutely no obligation to help a small child drowning in a small body of water even though at the very most it will get his coat wet?" What if the ans

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