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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

    Reblogged:Fox Discovers 'Addition by Subtraction'

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    I have little use for cable news and less for Tucker Carlson. I never paid him much attention and am no fan, to say the least: Carlson typifies the loud-mouthed, brain-dead populism that has taken over the right -- and at a time that would otherwise be ripe for a better alternative to the left. (Lots of people these days seem to think being a jerk and taking a stand mean the same thing. That is one of many symptoms of a general loss of the ability to think in terms of principles in our culture,

    About the Russian aggression of Ukraine

    By AlexL,
    An analysis of John Mearsheimer's position, which is: "it is not Putin but the West, especially the U.S., that’s principally responsible for this disaster. The Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault.” The analysis continues:   Read here the full analysis.

    Jonathan Lear

    By Boydstun,
    Freud “The author's approach emphasizes the philosophical significance of Freud’s fundamental rule–to say whatever comes to mind without censorship or inhibition. This binds psychoanalysis to the philosophical exploration of self-consciousness and truthfulness, as well as opening new paths of inquiry for moral psychology and ethics.”   Love and Its Place in Nature: A Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis  “Expanding on philosophical conceptions of love, natu

    Objectivism and homosexuality dont mix

    By Superman123,
    Hello All, I am a gay man that has started getting interested in objectivism. Unfortunately I have come to realize that objectivism and being gay does not really mix well. Although most of the logical/rational arugments that I can find (on the internet) cannot prove anything wrong with homosexuality, I have come to realize that most Objectivists (apart from a few exceptions) do not really keep logical beliefs about homosexuality. Most of them are happy to let their personal biases rule

    Reblogged:Blog Roundup

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A Friday Hodgepodge The author will be commemorating Memorial Day with family. I expect to return here on May 30 or May 31. *** 1. In a post at New Ideal, Ben Bayer draws a brilliant analogy between how he and others have come to reject religion -- and why similar reasoning demands a similar look at morality:Bayer's mention of a nearly universally-missed alternative to the dominant morality in the West both strengthens this parallel and points to the rest of the way out of being in thrall to r

    Lecture CDs

    By Azorbz,
    I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but is there any way to purchase the old CD sets previously available from the Ayn Rand Bookstore? I'm aware that the audio is available on the ARI eStore, and on YouTube, but I was hoping to pick up some of the CDs.   In particular, I'm trying to find Objectivism By Induction by Dr Leonard Peikoff. I've managed to pick up a few from other sources (the Ford Hall Forum speeches on eBay, for example), but haven't found much.

    How much education do we OWE our children?

    Doug Morris
    By Doug Morris,
    It seems pretty clear that neglecting a child's nutritional needs can rise to the level of abuse or neglect, in extreme cases justifying government intervention to protect the rights of the child. What about the child's educational needs?  Are we obligated to see that the child learns the three R's?  Are we obligated to see that the child learns anything else?

    Reblogged:Crow Space Meets Division of Labor

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Fellow travelers will already know about a phrase that I hope to help popularize: crow space. (If not, the link gives a good explanation, although it is not crucial to getting the author's point below.) They and most others will also be quite familiar with the concept of division of labor. That said, many people do not have a firm grasp or appreciation of the concept of division of intellectual labor, which can and does include creative workers trading with less-skilled or more manual-type wor

    What are you listening at the moment?

    By Uriah,
    Admins - please give it a try. This topic is for the members to share the music they are listening to, it supposed to be updated constantly. And this is what's keeping me awake: Air - Love 2 The French duel is now out with a new album. It is rare to hear this kind of statement from a professional musician but Dunckel and Godin thought that their last album Pocket Symphony wasn't satisfying, partly because of their recent project with Charlotte Gainsbourg 5.55 which took a lot

    2020 election

    By merjet,
    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/517522-bloomberg-pays-fines-for-32000-felons-in-florida-so-they-can-vote When I saw this early yesterday, my reaction was: Paying fines or paying bribes?  For it to not be a bribe, shouldn't the felon or ex-felon be able to choose between cash-in-hand and paying the fines? I was glad to see the following several hours later. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/matt-gaetz-election-bribery-probe-bloomberg-florida

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