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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

    Is the afterlife arbitrary?

    Severinian
    By Severinian,
    I realize that the standard objectivist answer is that the afterlife/reincarnation is arbitrary, but is it really?  After all, we know that consciousness is real, and we don't have the scientific explanation for it yet. Isn't it then at least a possibility that, if there's an entity which contains the essence of your consciousness, that entity might later come into a physical formation that gives you a life as a living being again? 

    Reblogged:Fossil Fuel as Forbidden Fruit

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Many people liken global warming catastrophism to religion, and the two sound more and more alike as time goes on. Consider how some greens have spoken about the pandemic, as Brendan O'Neill of Sp!ked recently reported. It sounds no less fire-and-brimstone-y (or cynical) than any time some preacher gratuitously injects his idea of a moral message into any other calamity:The rest of the article, in a similar vein, is worth a read. And, for anyone who hasn't noticed the similarity, or who believe

    The Objectivist's Creed: Has anyone ever boiled Objectivism down to a short, memorizable statement? (compare: Apostle's Creed)

    The Laws of Biology
    By The Laws of Biology,
    From my youth, I have memorized the Apostle's Creed, which is a short, memorizable statement of some of the essential doctrines of Christianity as believed in the region of Gaul in the 5th century A.D. The Apostle's Creed begins with the line "I believe in God." I thought that an Objectivist's Creed could begin with summary statements of the fundamental metaphysical axioms of Objectivism, and proceed to briefly state Objectivist principles of epistemology, ethics, politics, and estheti

    Could it be ethical to sacrifice the life of another human being to an aggressor in order to save one's own life?

    The Laws of Biology
    By The Laws of Biology,
    I just saw a news report about how certain historians now believe that a man in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands gave the Nazi occupiers a list of persons living in hiding, and he did so as part of a bargain with the Nazis that would prevent him and his family from being deported to a Nazi concentration camp in Poland. But a consequence of this man giving the Nazis this list of persons in the Netherlands living in hiding is that some of the people on the list were arrested by the Nazis, sent t

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