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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 to you from me

    By deanima99,
    I'm so special I just received *two* invites to this group! (ocn and ari-campus) So I'm a newbie to this site but so far it looks great! I became interested in Objectivism in high school and have devoured all the literature and most of the tape sets since. I've been a student of the ARI OAC for three years now and was very active in the University of Illinois Club as an undergrad. And alas, I have just left the U of I for Yale University to pursue my Ph.D. in Psychology--specifically Cogn

    How can a moral code be objective?

    By Chien,
    How can ethics be couched in an objective context?? Ethics, the practical branch of philosophy, is concerned with human conduct. Ethics serves as a guide to human action. So it deals with subjects - individual human beings. Objects as opposed to subjects are devoid of emotional content, consciousness and meaning. A purely objective view of individuals and the world is a quantitative worldview. Therefore, a purely objective worldview cannot render normative moral judgments. Logic or re


    By RationalEgoistSG,
    Before I begin this discussion, I want to establish a few things. 1. I understand and believe that there is a distinct difference between economic power and political power, and that purely economic monopolies could not gain political power under capitalism. 2. I am against antitrust law. That being said, I am wondering about the economic effects of monopolies rather than political ones. My main concern is that once a monopoly is established in a given market, because of the

    Salutations Objectivist

    Universal Poet
    By Universal Poet,
    Hello. I'm new to the boards and I'd like to take this opportunity to ask a starter question (I hope it's not inappropriate). I have heard this term 'New Intellectual' in relation to objectivism, and I want to know what a new intellectual is and where do I to start. Is there an ideal starting point? I know very little of objectivism and I fear saying what I may know incase I'm wrong. Cheers David

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