I'm correctly working on an essay for an Anthem-related contest, and I feel the need to mention Objectivism within it. I'm not well-versed at all with Objectivism, so I'm wondering if it's acceptable for me not to capitalize Objectivism. Without arguing over the philosophy itself (if you must know, I DO agree with it), I'm just wondering of the reasons behind the capitalization. I have seen the thread similar to this, but it didn't actually answer my question, but I did read within it that it's because it's a "proper noun." We don't need to capitalize altruism or egoism, so what makes only Objectivism a proper noun? I just want to know if I'm wrong for not capitalizing it and need to do so. And seeing what happened to the last thread about this, I'd like to ask if I could just get an answer and not get into an argument. If you're respectful, I'll gladly be as well.