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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

    Re: Bearster's Open Letter

    By DavidV,
    The thread has been moved. For details, read this post.

    Aristotle and Rand as Obsolete?

    By argive99,
    I'm just curious here if someone who has far more knowledge of O'ist epistemology than I could help me with this statement made by a supporter of modern non-local quantum theory. "Quantum physics has been verified and reverified over the last century in more experiments than can be named: while one may debate what the experiments mean, nobody can deny what occurences have been observed (contrast this to the philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle who provided nothing observerable, only sem

    Mandatory Reporting

    Old Geezer
    By Old Geezer,
    There are laws requiring caregivers for the elderly and for children to report abuse if it is in any way suspected. While it is clearly morally acceptable to be pro-active in such a situation, is it appropriate for the government to mandate active participation by employees? Why?

    Atheism, God, & the Nature of the Universe

    By stonebuddha,
    I've just discovered this forum and am glad to be on board. I offer for you a distillation of letters between my cousin (a Muslim) & me (an ex-Muslim who became an atheist long ago). The crux of the following is a dialogue concerning God & the nature of the universe. When we were children growing up in Indonesia, we were both raised as Muslims. When I came to live in America 20 years ago, we lost touch. Recently we began conversing again since she is now living in the US. She started the

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