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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"
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    cultural relativism

    By klara,
    hi..started writing this essay on cultural relativism but not sure whether everything looks good..will appreciate any feedback..many thanks Cultural relativism is the idea that different cultures have different moral codes. What one group might accept as morally correct might be abhorrent to another and vice versa To this end, author James Rachels explains that a “universal truth in ethics...is a myth” and this is because morals and ethics are entirely culturally based. In order to deem on

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things 1. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just released the first footage (embedded below) from inside a hurricane taken by an unmanned watercraft:For anyone who wants to know more, there is an interesting thread at Hacker News that includes discussion of why this is such an impressive accomplishment. 2. On what might sound like the opposite end of the ruggedness scale, the European Space Agency will be launching a wooden satellite at year's end:A Japanese gro

    Inflation, GDP and M4

    By brightsparkey,
    I recently read an interesting article about the true measure of inflation, and given that the official government CPI and RPI figures always seem so unreliable, what with gerrymandering of the basket etc. finding a more fundamental concept of inflation was interesting. The formula was basically:  GDP growth - M4 growth = inflation on the basis that money supply and GDP should go hand in hand if money is to maintain its value and that any deviation in the money supply would result in inflat

    Reblogged:A Tribalist's Perspective on Tribalism

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    The headline of a recent piece at The American Thinker echoes a thought I have had more than once since the start of the pandemic: "Covid-19 Is the New Global Warming." The piece does -- sort of -- capture this, from a harshly conservative point-of-view, taking conservative in its new, post-Trumpian, no-longer-capitalist sense. For example:Count me as being on neither of these irrational, funhouse-mirror-image-of-each-other "sides." (This is a great analogy, but not my own. I'm pretty sure I g

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