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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

    Objectivity of rights

    Danodare
    By Danodare,
    So first of all, what are rights ?  The good life consists of thinking, acting on those thoughts, and then enjoying the rewards when those actions are successful. Anything that hinders that process is bad, i.e. anti-life.  The initiation of force is evil because force hobbles the mind in one way or another. But how do you define force ? According to Dr Peikoff in the 1976 lectures with Ayn Rand sitting at the back, force is "the involuntary, executed by physical means". In OPAR, he def

    Government response to Covid is the best case against altruism.

    Maggie Flash
    By Maggie Flash,
    Hello there! New here, and though I don't have much time, I'd love to pop in from time to time. I find the discussions - what I've read of them thus far - very good, knowledgeable and in-depth. Forgive me if this first effort of mine is a bit "been there, discussed that" but I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, even if y'all have written them down before.  I'd like to discuss altruism, within the framework of debate with those who would subscribe to a non-objectivist form of it, and its

    Do You Think It Would Be More Helpful If BLM Worked to Intellectually Combat White Supremacist Ideas?

    dadmonson
    By dadmonson,
    I’m talking about ideas such as whites being more intelligent than blacks, blacks being more prone to violence, whites shouldn’t intermingle with blacks etc.  Do you think that would be more helpful for some individuals if BLM came up with intellectual arguments against Richard Spencer and those like him? Most of the time BLM are targeting people who have no evidence of being racist.  However, people like Richard Spencer are openly racist — if they can get him to do an about face like

    Good online places to discuss Objectivism?

    Eiuol
    By Eiuol,
    I don't find the forum as interesting anymore. I think the size is much too small anymore, among other reasons. However, I'm still interested these days in participating with high quality discussion, or in-depth discussion. Not merely a social setting. Anything like Facebook groups, Discord servers, forums, and any other ideas. Does anyone have suggestions?

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