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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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    Morality of Littering

    By happiness,
    Is it immoral to litter on public roads, assuming you don't leave anything that would endanger others or their pets? If the government wants to confiscate my property, why can't I treat public property like my own if it's more convenient for me to throw my coffee cup out the window than keep it in the car? 

    With or Without Nukes, Iran Is a Mortal Threat

    ARI Media Feed
    By ARI Media Feed,
    By Elan Journo from The Ayn Rand Institute Stories,cross-posted by MetaBlog With or Without Nukes, Iran Is a Mortal Threat By Elan Journo Imagine that your neighborhood is overrun by a gang. These brutes are wielding crowbars, knives, and pistols in a frenzied spree of home break-ins and mugging and murder. Now suppose the police reveal that their grand strategy for dealing with this gang is to block them from getting submachine guns--as if without such weapons, the gang would no l

    Reblogged:The Water's Fine, Thanks!

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Image by Michal Balog, via Unsplash, license. I attribute the title quote to a frog in a pot coming to boil.   *** There is an etiquette rule -- both widely misunderstood and abused -- against discussing politics at inappropriate times. As strong as my political opinions are, chalk me up as grateful for it: It saves needless time and stress, particularly around family gatherings during the holidays. I want my kids to enjoy time with their cousins, for example, but that doesn't depend one way o

    Peikoff's Dissertation

    By Boydstun,
    . The Status of the Law of Contradiction in Classical Logical Ontologism Leonard Peikoff – Ph.D. Dissertation (NYU 1964)   There are no true contradictions, and there cannot be any. That is the law of contradiction, or principle of noncontradition (PNC) as I shall call it. There is nothing and can be nothing that is both A and not-A at the same time and in the same respect. The last three decades, Graham Priest and others have argued specific exceptions to the law. These exce

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