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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

    Of Economics and War

    AutoJC
    By AutoJC,
    False. Economics was involved in Saddam Hussein's decision in 1990 to attack Kuwait. Rather than pay back loans owed to Kuwait, and having been refused by Kuwait to defer or even forgive such loans, motivated Iraq to attack and take over Kuwait by force. Economics is a major reason why wars start. If a country lacks in resources it then has to figure out by what framework it can trade with other countries inthe global economy to obtain such resources by trade. if a country fai

    Cooperation and Competition

    Areactor
    By Areactor,
    According to the Youth for International Socialism site http://www.newyouth.com/archives/theory/faq/human_nature.asp Now there's tons of arguements in this one quote but I believe the main idea is that Cooperation and Compeition are literally the anti-thesis of each other. How is that true?

    A New Member

    Full-Absolute
    By Full-Absolute,
    Hello. I'm a Catholic student from Washington State. I read Atlas Shrugged recently, at the coaxing of some guys on another bulleting board (Los Soldatos: Los Soldatos ), which has its own small objectivist community at the Stump. (If you try to visit the site, you won't see the Stump; the debate section, among other things, is members only.) So...very interesting philosophy. It's greatly changed my views on economic matters. However, my Catholic beliefs remain the same. In fact, Atlas Shru

    Do mental units obfuscatae essential differences?

    Bearster
    By Bearster,
    In another thread, a troll sneered at the very notion of objective concepts. I would like to use it to talk about the topic. This presumes that cognition is subjective, that any conceivable definition of a word is valid EXCEPT the one offered by Ayn Rand. The problem with dictionary definitions of philosophically important words is that they are often rationally unusable. Package-deals and anti-concepts are what most peopke expect for words like "selfish". You cannot use the

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