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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

    Doesn't reality require a singular consciousness?

    By Metaphysicist,
    The way i see it, Objectivism is not the only "true" philosophy but there are others that may be possible as well. It appears to be true that the axiom existence exists is undeniably correct. If existence did not exist, then what exactly would this mean? Nothing in reality would be different, just because we said it didn't exist. Now Rand tells the story that existence is made up of units called existents. A man is an existent who has the attribute of consciousness, which allows him t

    Game for Objectivists....

    Old Geezer
    By Old Geezer,
    I havent played this game,,,, but the idea appeals to me Jennifer Government: NationStates is a nation simulation game. You create your own country, fashioned after your own political ideals, and care for its people. Either that or you deliberately torture them. It's really up to you.

    Favourite Ayn Rand book

    By Invictus,
    Which of Rand's works did you enjoy most? Of her fiction titles I enjoyed The Fountainhead above the rest. Atlas Shrugged was probably of a higher quality but it was my first experience with Rand's philosophy and I did not relate to it in the same manner as I did the books I read after having fully familiarised myself with Objectivism. With regard to her non-fiction works I definitely found Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal to be the the best, presenting an excellent moral case for capital

    Prometheus Rising

    By argive99,
    Someone who I respect recommended the book "Prometheus Rising" by Robert Anton Wilson. It was recommended for insight into behavioral patterns established during youth as well as biological/gentic influences. The ultimate goal being to change those patterns for self improvement. I read about the book on Amazon and see that it is loaded with mysticism and "alternative science" but the person who recommended it (who is not an O'ist) said to stick with it and its value will be apparent. Does a

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