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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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    James G. Lennox

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    Publications Ayn Rand Society Philosophical Studies (Currently in process, a volume on Aristotle and Rand) Darwinism 2. Darwin and Darwinism 2.1 Darwin’s Life 2.2 Darwin’s Darwinism 2.3 Philosophical Problems with Darwin’s Darwinism 3. The Five Core Philosophical Problems Today 3.1 The Roles of Chance in Evolutionary Theory 3.2 The Nature, Power and Scope of Selection 3.3 Selection, Adapta

    What is the best reply to this argument from anarchists?

    RationalEgoist
    By RationalEgoist,
    In a country where the sole purpose of the government is to retaliate against those who have initiated the use of force, the government must necessarily bar the entrance of competitors in the realm of force. Even though it's true that one wouldn't necessarily be forced to pay for the services provided by the government, the fact that an individual is forcibly prevented from starting their own police agency is a violation of the non-aggression principle. For this reason, there arises a contradict

    Reblogged:The John Birch Society, 2.0

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Or: Ayn Rand Explained Trump and QAnon in the 70's, Too Shortly before I mostly dropped off the web for a few weeks, Snedcat left a comment linking to a fascinating piece by Reed Berkowitz titled, "A Game Designer's Analysis of QAnon." I must confess that I was largely ignorant of QAnon and various related conspiracy theories: I was vaguely aware that lots of Trump's strongest supporters were conspiracy nuts and not terribly surprised that he apparently sometimes pandered to them. I don't hav

    Objectivist Mechanical Engineers

    Halsey17
    By Halsey17,
    I'm just wondering about other Objectivist mechanical engineers as far as their industry or research area of choice. I'll soon be graduating and pursuing master's studies in mechanical engineering myself, and at this point my ideal industry is small arms (FN, HK, Colt...etc.). So what are you other MechEs doing? Anyone trying to design super efficient engines like JG in Atlas Shrugged or what? Is anyone doing research instead of industry? Any advice for kids like me?

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