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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

    Have any prominent Objectivists addressed this point II?

    Easy Truth
    By Easy Truth,
    *** Next 80 posts split from Have any prominent Objectivists addressed this point? *** I've never thought about this like this before but I'm leaning toward: it involves damage or potential damage. The key point being the effect and or the potential effect. If there is no potential damage or harm, it can't be something to defend against. There is no need to avoid it or prevent another from "doing" it i.e. having a right to prevent it.

    Reblogged:The Trouble With 'No Evidence'

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A recent post by Scott Alexander at Astral Codex Ten makes the following much-needed point about scientific communication that seems head-slappingly obvious ... but only after he makes it after giving us a bunch of real-world examples:One common example from the pandemic -- which he briefly takes up -- is face masks, for which there isn't (as far as I know) conclusive scientific evidence one way of the other of efficacy against Covid transmission, but for which there is a strong common-sense cas

    Facebook

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    I joined Facebook originally in order to get access to particulars of certain Objectivist gigs that, some years back, were being announced outside of Facebook, but to get the particulars you had to be able to get into the link to Facebook, which in those days required FB membership. I had not intended to do any socializing there. I had used my real name, and after a few months of being on there, a long-time real-life friend found me and made Friend request to me, which I accepted. Next thing you

    New Quantum Experiments

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    Test of Stochastic Collapse-of-the-Wave-Function Models Probing the Quantum Interface with the Classical and How the Q-Regime yields the C-Regime Quantum Optomechanics with Photonic Crystals

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