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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

    Math and reality

    merjet
    By merjet,
    I made the following comment on the Charles Tew thread: “In another video he talks about mathematics. I don't remember which one. He prefaced his remarks with his not being a mathematician, but what he said about math did not sit well with me. As I recall, he said mathematics is about reality. Yes and no. It is also about our concepts. Show me a matrix, differential equation, integral or complex number in reality that wasn't written by some human being, then I will reconsider.” Link.

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Things Image by Tom Barrett, via Unsplash, license.1. My Fun Web Site of the Week is that of the Cloud Appreciation Society, which bills itself as "the society for people who love the sky." There are several pictorial features worth looking at, including "Today's Cloud-a-Day," the "Cloud of the Month," "Recent Clouds Spotted," and news pertaining to clouds. There are also a book and a "Cloud-a-Day" phone app on offer. 2. I have no immediate use for this idea, but it's too good to forget

    About the Russian aggression of Ukraine

    AlexL
    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.

    Reblogged:Search Suggestion Answers Unasked Question

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    One of the Christmas gifts in the Van Horn household this year was a cup with a lid and a rubber bottom on it. My kids were toddlers recently enough that the rubber bottom reminded me of one of the many (and seemingly always proliferating) varieties of sippy cups out there. (Badly-designed sippy cups were something of a pet peeve to me back when the kids were toddlers.) I believe this screenshot of a search box and auto-completions is protected as Fair Use under U.S. copyright law.That kind of

    New substack post for students of objectivism

    Grandpa Hays
    By Grandpa Hays,
    I am Robert Hays, and write under the name of grandpahays. I have created a substack (grandpahays.substack.com). I considered myself a student of objectivism in high school and the first years of college. Ayn Rand was stil working then, and I also attended several lecture series offered by the Nathaniel Brandon Institute. I have written a 9 part posting (and posted the first three parts) to my substack. This series is entitled "Reflictions of an Elderly Former Student of Objectivism. In it, I po

    Some Bad News From Florida

    necrovore
    By necrovore,
    The religious book-banners are coming out in force: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=34489884 (which links to) https://popular.info/p/florida-teachers-told-to-remove-books This might make it a felony for a teacher to participate in the ARI's books for teachers program.

    Rand and Kant Being Friends

    KyaryPamyu
    By KyaryPamyu,
    Confused? I'll summarize one of the main texts of the Kantian tradition. How compatible is the Kantian framework with Objectivism? You be the judge. The book is F.W.J. Schelling's System of Transcendental Idealism (1800), a famous work that enjoys the same status in the philosophical tradition as, let's say, Beethoven's Eroica symphony does in music. (Also check out Boydstun's thread on the same book, and some of his other explorations of Kantianism. ---------------- What causes the cha

    Reblogged:Nationalists Are Glomming on to ESG

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    At RealClear Energy is a column titled "When the New Right Meets the Old Left on ESG," by Rupert Darwall. It is notable for bringing up an interesting historical note and for warning about a possible trend. First, the history:Hmmm. Nuns trying to shame a business into becoming a sacrificial lamb... Sounds familiar, doesn't it? It's too bad BlackRock didn't have someone like T.J. Rodgers at its helm. Second, the warning:I am not sure what distresses me more here -- the fact that "conservative

    Duplicate post. Please delete.

    Frank
    By Frank,
    Duplicate post by mistake

    Reblogged:Gas Stove Myths; Leftist Myopia and Projection

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Nearly a year ago, I saw the hype machine revving up against gas stoves, per the following Tweet:See the screen-captured Tweet for the misquote (or slip of the tongue) regarding the fear-based throwing out of a gas oven, on the basis of one scientific study, taken out of context. Naturally (Hah!), since the right doesn't know how to do anything but ape the left, the developing story of how evil gas stoves supposedly are has turned into the latest "culture war." To hear the right, the feds are c

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