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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

    Reblogged:Roundup Pulled, but Might It Fight Cancer?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Bayer, which recently acquired Monsanto -- and the enormous legal liabilities from its sales of Roundup to home gardeners in the U.S. -- recently decided to leave that part of the market to reduce its financial exposure. Fortunately, the highly effective herbicide will continue seeing use in the agricultural sector. The decision has nothing to do with the well-established safety of glyphosate, its active ingredient:The court decisions that necessitated this move are simply wrong on many levels,

    My Verses

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    . These Words These words we read from some desire . . that someone live . . the this entire. Read is our reach, . . our grasp, our be . . life that is know . . wings that are free.   Copyright Stephen C. Boydstun 2016    

    Have any prominent Objectivists addressed this point?

    TruthSeeker946
    By TruthSeeker946,
    Can one give consent to the violation of their own rights, and in doing so provide legal protection to the violator who has received such consent?    I see no reason why not. If they couldn’t, they wouldn’t have the right to their own life.    An individual can make it a condition upon entry to their private property that entrants agree to specific potential violations of their rights, like any harm from a covid 19 infection, which would provide legal protection to any entrants who

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things 1. While I was never in the path of Hurricane Ida, I kept apprised of the storm out of concern for my mother, who lives in central Mississippi. In the process of trying to get an idea of how the storm might affect her, I learned of the Windy website/app, which I have since incorporated into the my hurricane watching suite. The information from the National Hurricane Center was quite good, but not as fine-grained as I wanted in this case. I was pretty sure Ida wasn't going to br

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