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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

    Quick Question on Rights

    y_feldblum
    By y_feldblum,
    Is the principle of rights an ethical principle or a political principle; ie, which branch of philosophy deals with the concept? Going deeper, what exactly is the dividing line between the two branches in general?

    Fallujah

    Kitty Hawk
    By Kitty Hawk,
    The military was headed in the right direction in Fallujah, having cornered a large number of terrorist/guerilla fighters there, and were moving in for the kill. Then they started their inexplicable (to me, at any rate) backtracking. First, a cease fire to discuss the surrender of the combatants and especially the ones responsible for killing and desecrating the bodies of the four American civilians. Now, we are merely asking the combatants to surrender their arms, not their persons, an

    Diverting the Blame for September 11th

    AutoJC
    By AutoJC,
    Excelent commentary by Onkar Ghate Why is it that this bogus commission isn't investigating the most obvious problem with America dealing with terrorism? The 9-11 commission thinks that 9-11 could have been prevented with better intelligence. Problem is, American interests have been attacked since 1979, when Iran fell to the fundamentalists and the American Embassy was stormed. Look to the 9-11 commission to come up with the wrong conclusions.

    Mark Skousen's critique of Ayn Rand

    Capleton
    By Capleton,
    I would like to get some comments on the article that is linked below. In my view Mark drops the context in his desperate effort to form an effective critique (he failed!). The Troubled Economics of Ayn Rand http://www.mskousen.com/Books/Articles/0101aynrand.html

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