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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

    Will AI teach us that Objectivism is correct?

    By happiness,
    Today I saw a demonstration of an app that counts objects of the same type in a picture. The software isolates a similar characteristic among concretes in a visual field and performs an act of induction to form a concept. Computers are using human epistemology. Others have already noted the similarities between Objectivist epistemology and object oriented programming. Is it possible that a sufficiently advanced form of AI, obeying a rational epistemology and lacking the capacity for evasion

    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:Capitalism Crushes 'Woke'

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    John Stossel takes a look at what left-wing activists are doing to their own comic book companies as they try to ram trendy academic fashions down everyone's throats:When you're a dad with school-aged children, it is impossible to miss the grubby pawprints of social "justice" warriors on practically everything emanating from the entertainment industry, but Stossel's column still managed to surprise me. My impression that what I was noticed was but the tip of an iceberg is correct, unfortunately

    My Verses

    By Boydstun,
    . These Words These words we read from some desire . . that someone live . . the this entire. Read is our reach, . . our grasp, our be . . life that is know . . wings that are free.   Copyright Stephen C. Boydstun 2016    

    Reblogged:Good News/Bad News: A Third Choice in '24?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    First, the good news: According to Morry Gash, writing at Vanity Fair, a group called No Labels is hard at work now to make it easy for a third-party candidate to jump into the '24 presidential race, in case we're stuck with a Trump-Biden rematch:So far so good. Perhaps this independent won't have to sit this one out or -- in the faint hope of sending a message to the GOP -- hold my nose and vote for Biden. The bad news is that for a choice to be at all meaningful, there needs to be a substanti

    Reblogged:Conservative Calls Haley 'Progressive'

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A self-confident man does not sneer... -- Ayn Rand ***Over at The American Conservative is an article mocking the presidential aspirations of Nikki Haley. As one might expect, this piece is more important for what it says about its author (and his political faction) than it says about Haley, so let me save you the trouble of wading through the rest and get right to the point:If freedom and America's interests are at odds, why the hell did the Founding Fathers feel the need to rebel against Engl

    I already know the answer but…

    By happiness,
    The industry leader in interventional orthopedics (a new form of medicine that uses biologics instead of surgery to treat orthopedic problems) has a corporate program where they partner with self-insured employers to cover their services, which are otherwise cash only. I want to find an employer that provides this as a benefit, but the list of companies is not public. The only way to find out if an employer provides this benefit is to submit an inquiry through the medical company’s website.

    cultural relativism

    By klara,
    hi..started writing this essay on cultural relativism but not sure whether everything looks good..will appreciate any feedback..many thanks Cultural relativism is the idea that different cultures have different moral codes. What one group might accept as morally correct might be abhorrent to another and vice versa To this end, author James Rachels explains that a “universal truth in ethics...is a myth” and this is because morals and ethics are entirely culturally based. In order to deem on

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Blog Roundup 1. In "Things That Can Kill You Quickly: What Everyone Should Know About First Aid," by Jason Crawford, you get a quick and surprisingly interesting read:His biggest take-home from the course as a new dad was the confidence in knowing he could do something, if need be. Worth the visit are his flashcard deck for the course and his description of how those ubiquitous defibrillator boxes work. The image there will refresh your memory. 2. Moving along from dispatching threats to p

    Objectivism in Academia

    By cliveandrews,
    How are Objectivists treated in the academic arenta? I know nothing about academic philosophy, but I would infer that Objectivists might have a hard time getting along with others in the feild, or even face persecution from their peers. Thoughts?

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