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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

    Objectivism and...Democracy?

    Old Soul
    By Old Soul,
    This is my first post and will start my introducing myself. I am a 19 year old male freshman undergrad at Stanford University and became involved with Objectivism two years ago during my junior year in high school. I spent the summer before that year in China studying Buddhism and experiencing Beijing culture, coming back to a life I spent mainly at the Milwaukee (Soto) Zen Center. Given that background, the transition from Buddhism to Objectivism after reading Atlas that spring has been the mos

    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

    Ayn Rand Fan Club podcast

    MisterSwig
    By MisterSwig,
    I'm co-hosting a new podcast with Scott Schiff called Ayn Rand Fan Club. We met on Facebook and have a similar interest in discussing the Objectivist movement. This first episode addresses the issue of schisms and coalitions within the movement. In that light we take a critical look at several clips from the Yaron Brook Show. I hope you check it out and subscribe to the channel. And if you have constructive criticism, I'd like to hear it. Thanks.  

    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.

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