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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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    Data mining Google adsense keywords

    By brian0918,
    I read an interesting message board post describing how this individual earns $15k a month by mining high-value Google adsense keyphrases, picking out the ones with the least number of Google search results, and finding in those the ones that have long-term popularity. He then creates a domain and hires real, native English speaking people to write real, original articles on popular subjects of those key phrases. On the one hand, this seems more legitimate than those sites generated by bots

    Entity and Ousia

    By Boydstun,
    Entity and Ousia Contrasting Roark with many other people, Mallory remarks to Dominique of those others: “At the end there’s nothing left, nothing unreversed or unbetrayed; as if there had never been any entity, only a succession of adjectives fading in and out on an unformed mass” (GW V, 485). Consider in Rand’s full metaphysics the finer structure in her conception of the law of identity: "Whatever you choose to consider, be it an object, an attribute, or an action, the law of identi

    In the Gathers of the World

    By Boydstun,
    Collection of my best poems, the twenty-six in the Replies below, in an order right for a book. Suns / Steads / Lifehold / Placement / Shadow-Wing / Is Love / Island / Would Be / Each Reach / His Day / Still One / Secret Wreath / We of Love / Stream / The Castle / Brushes / Dream to Sleep / More / Matters / Carriage / After all / So / Landers / That It Had Been / The Song / Yes /

    What Is Good and Why – Stoicism and Ayn Rand

    By Boydstun,
    What is Good and Why – Stoicism and Ayn Rand

    Reblogged:Four Good Things About the Move

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A Friday Hodgepodge Our latest move, from northeastern Florida to the New Orleans area, has been our most hectic. This morning, I'm taking some time out to focus on a few of the things I look forward to when it's done. 1. There is an active Arsenal supporter's club there called -- what else? -- the Krewe of Arsenal. (Interestingly, this will be three cities in a row where meeting up for the games will be in an Irish pub.) I stopped going to the local club in Jacksonville during the pandemic

    Foundational Frames: Descartes and Rand

    By Boydstun,
    I should locate this work and its Addendums in this collection of works. I expect to be adding yet another addendum, this one on Descartes and Rand in their relations to Aristotle's metaphysics and philosophy of mechanics and biology. Foundational Frames: Descartes and Rand

    About the Russian aggression of Ukraine

    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:Haley at the Ready

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    The Semafor, David Weigel opines that Nikki Haley is "riding a charming, focused, and consistent campaign to third place." With polls all over the place, I presume Weigel is placing the former South Carolina governor behind Trump and one of DeSantis or Ramaswamy. I think it is premature to consign Haley to third place: Aside from political junkies and Trump-worshipers, not that many people are paying much attention. This means that, while part of Trump's overwhelming-looking support is never g

    Some Fine Film Finales

    By Boydstun,
    At my Facebook page, but I'll try to show them directly in this thread also. 

    Deep Reading, Iterative Reading

    By Marzshox,
    Deep reading and Iterative reading are two related facets of the much broader, Literary studies landscape. Thus, I give you a two part post. It's rather difficult to tee off a discussion without a solid swing, without the proper club. So I guess I'll start with Deep Reading. For anyone who doesn't know what deep reading is, one would say such a lack of knowledge is akin to a President who doesn't know what foreign policy is. As deep reading is as fundamental to literature as water is t

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