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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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    Conflicting Conclusions and therefore Conflict of Interest

    Easy Truth
    By Easy Truth,
    I have never been able to integrate the idea that "conflicts of interest do not occur between rational men". Although from an abstract (robotic sense), I can see that the inputs to a computer program will produce the same outputs (without random number generation of course). It sometimes can be interpreted as a form of determinism too. I have assumed that I don't understand it and put is aside. Based on the current presidential contest one can conclude that rational me

    Damaged Goods

    Harrison Danneskjold
    By Harrison Danneskjold,
    I've been considering posting something about this for a while, now.  At first I didn't out of a sense of pride but more recently it's been that I can't quite seem to define precisely what the problem is.  I still can't put my finger on it (beyond "I've fucked my life up a bit and I'm not sure how to straighten it back out again") so I'm sure this is gonna be full of irrelevancies, because not knowing what the exact problem is makes it difficult to determine what is or isn't relevant.  I won't b

    Derek Chauvin Trial

    MisterSwig
    By MisterSwig,
    I plan to follow this trial closely and discuss the proceedings and evidence presented. Right now they are in the pre-trial and jury selection phase. Several YouTube channels are streaming the live feed from the courtroom. Here is one. One issue they're dealing with now is whether to allow evidence of Floyd's prior arrest in 2019. The prosecution wants to argue that during the 2020 incident he was not resisting arrest, he was rather "noncompliant" due to having a panic attack. But the defen

    Existence, We

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    (Click on image.) This image displays the title and subsection titles of my paper to be published in The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies this July. I developed the metaphysics debuted in this paper over a period of about five years, working on it in the morning hours of each day, beginning before sunrise. An apt name for the resulting philosophy would be Resonant Existence. The image is a pre-dawn look out back at our place, a look to the east. On my way to coffee, I glance out as I’m sayi

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