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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

    Travel

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    I'm looking forward to getting up to New York, once we get vaccinated for the Covid 19, and to being greeted by the new part of Penn Station (images attached). One really nice thing about settling down for the sunset years here in Lynchburg is that Amtrak comes through here. We've used it to visit DC and NYC a number of times in the dozen years we've been here. I've used it to attend conferences of the American Philosophical Association in those cities and in Boston and Atlanta. When we arrive a

    Reblogged:The Problem GTD Couldn't Solve

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Writing at the New Yorker, Cal Newport, a computer science professor and the author of Deep Work, very well presents and places in historical context the productivity systems popularized about a decade ago by David Allen and Merlin Mann. This is very helpful, because he offers both a critique of the related Getting Things Done and Inbox Zero methodologies, and outlines a possible solution to the difficulty his critique uncovers. Here is the crux of where these techniques fall down:Newport ackno

    The Fountainhead

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    SOUL, STRUCTURE, STRUGGLE “The concept Plato is forging with his city-soul analogy is ‘justice’ (proper ruling). The concept Rand is forging with her building-soul analogy is ‘integrity’. One broad thesis of THE FOUNTAINHEAD is that there is a type of egoistic individualism that is good and just; altruistic collectivism is evil and unjust. The argument focuses not so much on what is just as on what is good. Such are independence, reliance on reason (one’s own), honesty, creative achievement

    Reblogged:Gig Work Again in the Crosshairs?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    The outgoing Deputy Secretary of Labor, Patrick Pizzella, explains some recent activity on behalf of his department: This -- as Pizzella notes and regulars here will realize -- is pursuant to the recent job-killing law that voters in California wisely gutted in the last election. So far so good: As long as we have bureaucracies we shouldn't have -- like the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service -- may they govern as clearly as possible in the meantime. What Pizzella doesn't br

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