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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

    did you know....?

    Old Geezer
    By Old Geezer,
    Apparently the United States is responsible for tribal fighting that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands....silly me, I would have thought it was the people doing the fighting GRRR....

    The Romantic Composers

    Skywalker
    By Skywalker,
    Hi everyone, I'm a first time poster with a long-time interest in Objectivism, now seeking more knowledge on the subject. Having recently read the Romantic manifesto, I am comparing Rand's definition of Romanticism with the composers and writers to whom academia has given the same label. Particularly, I am speaking of Lizst, Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and their ilk. I saw in the "favorite music" thread that there are fans of these composers, so I am sure some will say t

    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

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