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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"
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    Reading group for Aristotle's The Organon

    By Eiuol,
    Soon I will be reading the entirety of the Organon, or more generally all the books within this one about reasoning and demonstration. I say reading group because my intent is to focus on Aristotle's writing without bringing much outside interpretation. I have enough background on Aristotle and Oism to guide reading discussions in a productive way. Not simply to understand what Aristotle said, but to integrate it all with furthering my study of other fields which for me are mostly psychology and

    Reblogged:Is ESG Fraud Finally Coming Into Focus?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    At Issues and Insights is a piece titled "'Woke' Asset Managers Rip You Off -- Using Your Money," which explores the trend of large investment funds refusing to invest in some sectors -- or buying enough shares in major corporations to become able to "pressure ... management to shoot their own business in the head." Chances are, you have either never heard of this at all, or when you did, it flew under your radar as ESG, another abbreviation thrown around as if our discourse had no more signifi

    Do animals have volition II?

    Easy Truth
    By Easy Truth,
    But isn't identification some sort of deduction? Perhaps "recognition" can be perceptual or automatic. If it is a deduction, there is a concept being used. If so, somehow the concept has been formed. The freewill issue seems to rest on the question of: was the concept formed consciously or subconsciously. Can't a concept simply "happen", as in form due to repeated observation? Or volition is a necessary component (choosing to form it)? If it can form subconsciously without volitio

    The Statue of Liberty Shrugged?

    Devil's Advocate
    By Devil's Advocate,
    For better or worse, the Former (to be restored) President is arguably the most influential political figure of the 21st Century, perhaps best evident in his catch phrases as adopted by current world leaders to maintain influence over their electorates.  However, I'm not returning from hiatus to argue similarities between The Donald and John Galt. The Objectivist story of Atlas I read is essentially a primer on the proper use of political power in a social context. My question is, "Is there

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