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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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    Reblogged:Altruism vs. Personal Reform

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Psychologist Stanton Samenow writes of a phenomenon he calls generalizing a point to an absurdity that is ubiquitous among criminals. An example:The criminal is attempting to rationalize his own behavior to himself in addition to the psychologist. That's obvious, and it reminds me a little of the following quotation by Ayn Rand:That's interesting, but it isn't the subject of my post. Criminals, after all, are generally not systematic thinkers and have no interest in morality. Indeed, most accept

    ARI Student Essays are Back Online

    Hermes
    By Hermes,
    A software upgrade broke the links to the Essay Contests sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute. Those have been restored. You can read the winning essays 8th grade through university centered on themes in Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged. Start at the ARI homepage, select Students, and the scroll down and click the blue box for Essay Contests.  Scroll down again to Past Winners. There, you will find the selected winning essays as well as a roster of all notable entries.

    Reblogged:DeSantis Twitter 'Win' Sets Back Deregulation

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Regulars here already know of my disappointment with Florida's governor, Ron DeSantis, and my apprehension about his apparently very healthy presidential prospects, and it's easy enough to find out for the rest. (Oh, and to be clear, this post is not about his property- and speech- rights-violating, unconstitutional requirement that Twitter give politicians a forum. That alone disqualifies him from holding political office.) So let's set that aside for now and consider something even more alar

    The Statue of Liberty Shrugged?

    Devil's Advocate
    By Devil's Advocate,
    For better or worse, the Former (to be restored) President is arguably the most influential political figure of the 21st Century, perhaps best evident in his catch phrases as adopted by current world leaders to maintain influence over their electorates.  However, I'm not returning from hiatus to argue similarities between The Donald and John Galt. The Objectivist story of Atlas I read is essentially a primer on the proper use of political power in a social context. My question is, "Is there

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