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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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    Modern collectivism and the feudal system

    happiness
    By happiness,
    Are all the collectivist “isms”—socialism, communism, fascism—really just variants of feudalism applied to modern states? I don’t exactly understand how the feudal system of medieval Europe worked, especially in terms of what the unit of political sovereignty was, but my understanding is that there were multiple political entities within a given region that each claimed sovereignty, and these entities fought amongst themselves territory, but each operated as a de-facto communist state, with

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things 1. Whether you might want to indulge in nostalgia or save time as the family dungeon master, I have good news for you. The entirety of Dungeon Magazine is now available online at the Internet Archive:I might fall into both categories I mentioned earlier: I remember the early issues from when I was a kid and played, and I am considering introducing the game to my son and daughter. 2. An Aston Villa fan muses about the possibility of a triumph despite the pandemic wreaking havoc w

    Silver

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    We were married de jure five years ago in this room, our living room. That was exactly 20 years after the date we began our relationship. It had begun as "where have you been" and very soon turned to "in sickness and in health, for all of my days."

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    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

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