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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

    Hello Everyone

    Guest MusicalMike95
    By Guest MusicalMike95,
    My name is Michael. I am currently a musical theatre student at NYU. I am relatively new to objectivism. I wouldn't call myself an objectivist quite yet (I guess student of objectivism is appropriate.) I hope to learn a lot more about it here. You can visit my website for more information on me (I just started it so give me some time to post more there.)

    Relevance of Objectivist Ethics

    Guest Guest_Gabriel_
    By Guest Guest_Gabriel_,
    I need some advice related to the application of objectivist ethics. Before I can state my problem, allow me to briefly describe my situation. Most Americans, as far as I can tell, subscribe to rational or Protestant-like work ethics, which leads to high productivity and a personal commitment to productivity and earned profit. On the other hand, Romania, the country where I live, is dominated by the turkish tradition of nepotism, serviture, dog-eat-dog gossip and office politics, one-hand

    Ayn Rand's Education

    BIGBANGSingh
    By BIGBANGSingh,
    How much non-Objectivist philosophy did Ayn Rand study? Was she well versed in other philosophies?

    Pixar's 'A Bug's Life'

    JohnGalt
    By JohnGalt,
    So, anyway, I was watching A Bug's Life last night. (No, I don't have any kids. I just like the movie. What of it?) I noticed a number of objectivist themes in the story and in some specific events. For those unfamiliar with the movie, it's essentially Seven Samurai (or The Magnificent Seven) translated into an ant colony fighting off a gang of thieving grasshoppers, who demand a portion of the ants' harvest of food each year. The protagonist of the film, an ant named Flick, is an ant

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