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  1. You really should read the fiction when you can. It's excellent. Also, be cautious. The problem with seeing that you have reached the same conclusions as Objectivism and not studying it in depth is that you may have reached the conclusions for different reasons. I held many Objectivist views before I knew what Objectivism was, but now that I have studied the philosophy some, I have a much more consistent and integrated understanding of it.
  2. Antonio Banderas, anyone? I think Christian Bale would make a good Galt, and Anthony Hopkins would be an excellent Hugh Aksom. Still no ideas for Dagny or Rearden that I like. What about Ragnar, and Richard Halley? And what about the villians? It would take a skilled actor to pull off James Taggart.
  3. I first read Anthem in the ninth grade (I am now in the eleventh grade). Upon finishing it, I knew that objectivism was "right for me." I still think that Anthem is Rand's best writing. Later that year, I read Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. After that, I started working on the non-fiction, and I started reading articles and watching lectures on the ARI website. I'm reading ITOE and The Capitalist Manifesto by Andrew Berstein at the moment. Not making much progress though, because I'm getting a hefty amount of schoolwork. It kills me to have to read Howard Zinn instead. I read A
  4. In alphabetical order (straight from my iTunes playlist) Alexander Glazunov - Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major, String Quartet No. 5 Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major Antonín Dvořák - Symphony No. 9 in e minor, Cello Concerto, Romance in f minor Claude Debussy - Prélude à l'áprès-midi d'un faune, La mer Dmitri Shostakovich - Festive Overture Edward Elgar - Cello Concerto, Enigma Variations Gerald Finzi - Cello Concerto, Clarinet Concerto Gustav Holst - The Planets Howard Hanson - Symphony No. 2 Igor Stravinsky - The Firebird Ludwig van Beethoven - Syphony No. 6 in F Major Ni
  5. Believe it or not, I play a character on the Shadow Moon server (quite a big coincidence as there are many many servers). I can remember Oz advertising that they were GLBT friendly since I first started playing there, many months ago. Kind of odd that Blizzard took action against them but waited after the guild had been well established for a long time. What most likely happened was that another player claimed to be offended by one of the recruiting messages and reported it to a GM, which explains why they've added a separate recruitment channel. Odd thing is, I don't recall seeing Shimm
  6. I'm sorry that it's taken me this long to respond, I've been really busy. DPW: Excellent summary, in language I can more than easily deal with. I promise to discuss what I have learned here later in this post. BurgessLau: I have read Anthem, Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, The Romantic Manifesto, some of The Virtue of Selfishness, some of For The New Intellectual, and The Ayn Rand Lexicon. As I was not reading them specifically looking for information regarding is-ought, I do not know which of these mention is-ought (aside from the obvious ones, The Galt speech, The Lexicon, etc.) I
  7. Can someone give me a thorough summary of how ought is derived from is? What I'm looking for is something direct and logical, without quoting Rand (I've had difficulty understanding her writing on the topic). Explain as you would to an advanced high school student who's looking to get into the more technical aspects of philosophy, but hasn't taken any courses in it. Thanks in advance, William Clark
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