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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"
  • Objectivism Online Chat

    FYI: Resignation as Admin for OO

    RadCap
    By RadCap,
    Hello all, Since I still get email and pms concerning administrative issues related to the board, I wanted to let everyone know that I have resigned as an admin/moderator of the forum. The reason for this is simple - I found myself unable to formulate a consistent principle or set of principles to guide my administrative actions on this board. Since the purpose of additional admins is to relieve the owner of the site from the overwhelming time and effort required to police this forum, my

    The Last Place on Earth

    BlackSabbath
    By BlackSabbath,
    Anyone read this book by Roland Huntford? It concerns the race for the south pole between Captain Scott and Roald Amundsen. We were having a discussion on the UK objectivist list about it and it is seen as a controversial book in many quarters. I got the idea to buy it when I was reading the compendium of the Objectivist Magazine (1980-87).

    Crime Rates

    Old Geezer
    By Old Geezer,
    Why are crime rates for many violent crimes higher in the US than in Europe? Wouldnt the opposite follow from a country with fewer Socialist Policies and Higher Incarceration rates for violent criminals? what explains this?

    Mind *and* Body

    gabrielpm
    By gabrielpm,
    In my previous topic, about having children, GreedyCapitalist made a very interesting and revealing comment for the Objectivism mindset, about how one shouldn't care if one's children share his genes. I can't seem to be able to get my head around this one. Maybe you can clear up some issues... If we are both mind and body, a union in a single entity of the two, which is what I believe, then it is logical to presume that both elements are part of our self-image, part of the *actual* self.

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