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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

    Iran

    andrew
    By andrew,
    I did a brief search for a discussion on Iran in the forum and wasn’t able to find anything with real substance. In my Middle Eastern Studies class we are supposed to go to class tomorrow ready to propose and discuss possible US involvement in Iran. The basic problem in Iran, which I’m sure you’re all familiar with, is the fundamentalist government has destroyed the somewhat prosperous Iranian economy, destroyed civil liberties, and managed to stay at the top of the list of states who fund

    Water Supply Question

    Praxus
    By Praxus,
    Under a pure Capitalist system the water supply would all be privatized. Say they poured waste in it from another part of the companies industry and it harms the consumers and the company didn't tell them about it. Would this be considered the initiation of force and thus banned?

    Right to Life

    Praxus
    By Praxus,
    Objectivists justify the killing of civilians by saying they refused to overthrow their Government therefore, they are supporting their Government and forfeit their right to life. Do we not forfeit our right to life by passively supporting actions of the Government that deprive people of their right to life and property, such as the draft and taxation. What do you think about this?

    The Abolition of Man

    Skywalker
    By Skywalker,
    Is anyone familiar with C.S. Lewis's essay series "The Abolition of Man"? It's an argument for objective morality, but from a Christian standpoint. Obviously problematic, but my question is: I believe Rand is said to have commented on this book, and these comments are reprinted in the collection of her marginalia. As I can't find a copy of this book and I don't have a credit card to order it, I was wondering if anyone who's read it would be willing to discuss her comments and the book's subject

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