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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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    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.

    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

    Reblogged:Save Part of Your Own Life: Don't Recycle

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    John Stossel recently wrote a short column debunking all the standard "arguments" I've ever heard for recycling. On its factual merits, one would be astounded that anyone follows the practice, and yet here we are, about 30 years after blue bins started popping up once a week in neighborhoods around the country. Stossel titles the piece, "The Religion of Recycling," and I think he may be more on the money than he realizes. Yes, the practice has its complex, nonsensical "commandments" and ritua

    What are the similarities and differences between 'Q' haters and Ayn Rand haters?

    Jon Letendre
    By Jon Letendre,
    Split from *** About the Russian aggression of Ukraine *** How do haters approach Ayn Rand's ideas? Do they find out what those ideas are, engage with them honestly and attempt to refute them? Or do they smear her and her admirers, skipping over the substance of her ideas and going straight to condemnation? "It's all there in The Fountainhead. Rape whoever you want to rape, destroy public buildings -- it's all good to the supermen of Objectivism. Atlas Shrugged makes it all clear

    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    

    Regarding the Punishment of Opinions

    By necrovore,
    Over the past decade or so it has become much more acceptable to "punish" people because of their opinions -- because they expressed them, or just because they have them. It has been pointed out that there is a big difference between the government carrying out this "punishment," such as by throwing people in prison, and private individuals (or groups) carrying it out, such as by denying service at a bar or a bank. In the latter case, property owners are merely exercising their right to the

    Reblogged:Feed 'Progressivism,' Get Hand Bitten

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Another day, another ordinary thing becomes a vehicle for left-wing propaganda, real, imagined, or both... In a Salon piece discussing the sudden replacement of the M&M "Spokescandies" with Maya Rudolph, I could not help noticing the following few paragraphs:One would think from this that the Mars family were running a charity badly, rather than a business well. And one would understandably consider that writer -- as someone sympathetic to that cause -- to be an ingrate, and a sanctimonious

    Covid Passports

    By Amit,
    Hey guys, I am trying to formulate a coherent opinion about the covid passports (that prevent unvaccinated people from entering public spaces). In an argument with a friend, he said that those passports are like sanctions against drunk drivers: Drunk drivers did not yet cause harm to anyone, and not all drunk drivers cause harm, but statistically speaking they can cause more damage therefore society should prevent them from being on the road. In the same manner, unvaccinated

    Ayn Rand: Her Life, Her Philosophy

    By Boydstun,
    . Who Is Ayn Rand? Ayn Rand in Her Own Words

    Notes on "Induction in Physics and Philosophy"

    By Grames,
    Notes on "Induction in Physics and Philosophy" Lecture 1 Not a transcript. These notes paraphrase the speaker's points and are not accurate quotes unless in quote tags. {Curly brackets denote my comments} Generalization - The inference of some member of a class to all. The inference moves from from the observed to the unobserved from the past to the future from here to everywhere Generalizing is the essence of human cognition and distinguishing feature of man from th

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