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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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    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Meta-Wins Having fallen two and a half months (!) behind in reviewing my daily wins, I realized I could kill two birds with one stone by doing so during blogging time this morning. This caused me to see patterns in the "wins" and make a few connections. So I'll blog a few of the more interesting of these "meta-wins" below. *** 1. I started off the process of writing this post by making a list, naturally. But part of the idea of coming up with three wins each day is following through, and

    Reblogged:Sweden's 'Rehabilitation' Is Suspicious and Wrong

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    First, a definition from our modern Oracle, Wikipedia: "Restored to public life," sounds anodyne until one stops for a moment to consider just what the hell a removal from "public life" is supposed to mean, and under what circumstances anyone is able to make that happen. In any event, I noted some time ago that the media-left establishment was attempting a species of removal from public life regarding Sweden: That nation -- falsely revered for as long as I can remember as a shining example of

    Reblogged:Two Perspectives on the Term 'Job'

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Looking back on notes from Barbara Sher's excellent I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was, I ran across the following quote regarding work in a "wrong" job: This is profound advice, but my immediate reaction on seeing this again was to think Shouldn't this be in the back of one's mind in any job? The quote also got me thinking on the subject of what a job actually is, and that eventually led me to the following rather lengthy quote by Ayn Rand on the subject of careers:These two quotes

    Why Ayn Rand is right. A weak but interesting argument. (Epistemology)

    Sebastien
    By Sebastien,
    Why is Ayn Rand right? Weak but interesting argument. Let us prove this with regard to her Epistemology. Many people begin with existence exists. But I'm going to start with measurement. Rand says that measurement requires a standard, but the standard of measurement is not the substance of the measurement. Consider if we were to make the measure of value of US coins based on substance (their relative copper and nickel content). Pennies would be worth more than dimes

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