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Giving Yall The 911 on Objectivism: Objectivism is optimistic, holding that the universe is open to human achievement and happiness and that each person has within him the ability to live a rich, fulfilling, independent life. This idealistic message suffuses Rand's novels, which continue to sell by the hundreds of thousands every year to people attracted to their inspirational storylines and distinctive ideas. MYTHS ABOUT AYN RAND The answers to the questions in the Q & A section of this website provide a summary of the core ideas of Objectivism and the Objectivism holds that there is no greater moral goal than achieving happiness. But one cannot achieve happiness by wish or whim. Fundamentally, it requires rational respect for the facts of reality, including the facts about our human nature and needs. Happiness requires that one live by objective principles, including moral integrity and respect for the rights of others. Politically, Objectivists advocate laissez- faire capitalism. Under capitalism, a strictly limited government protects each person's rights to life, liberty, and property and forbids that anyone initiate force against anyone else. The heroes of Objectivism are achievers who build businesses, invent technologies, and create art and ideas, depending on their own talents and on trade with other independent people to reach their goals. Ayn Rand's Persecuted Minority Aths Struggen is an extended cry ngrinst the onpression ot creators most particularly business leacers: the Atlases wo bear tnis wor d cn their S 1uuldens. Rend Mere > Guestlon: Wiha is Chjuclivism ? TU08 A 2. Answar: "My phlinsonhy in psence, is rhe concepr ot man as a herole being, wirn his own happiness as the moral purmose of his lifea, with pontuctive achievement as his noblest activity, anơ reason as his only ДИАЯ absolute." Ajn Rand, Annenr'y 10 Arlas Shrugged Giving Yall The 911 on Objectivism

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RationalWiki creates the ultimate horseshoe yet again: Objectivism and Marxism [edit] Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism has frequently been described as the "Marxism of the Right" by its many critics. For example, the ex-communist turned conservative Whittaker Chambers, in his reviewl of Atlas Shrugged for the National Review in 1957, suggested that Rand's materialism, despite all protests to the contrary, was functionally almost identical to the Marxism that she so despised. Similarly, Vladimir Shlapentokh, who grew up and lived in the Soviet Union, points out that Rand was more marked by the Soviet system than she was aware or perhaps cared to admit.3 The similar personality cults that have been developed around each of them has also caused parallels to be made between Karl Marx and Ayn Rand- both are small political groups that base themselves around a largely discredited economic philosopher (or a shitty novelist, in Rand's case) who is seen as a divine authority (or would be, if they weren't both staunch atheists) on how life works and what the ideal moral system would be like. Both are obsessed with ideological purity within the group and especially on who (if anyone) can take up the writer's mantle now that they are no longer alive, and both have significant infighting because certain members couldn't be bothered to put their small differences aside and try to advance the movement's credibility in the academic and social spheres. Finally, both Rand's ideology and Stalin's (which was Marxism as she knew it first-hand) dedicatedly divided WHoA Johi CALt? people into groups of 'productive individuals' and 'parasites', and art and literature into acceptable (ideologically valid) and 'degenerate' types. In the first instance, they strongly disagreed as to who were in these groups, with Marxists seeing the working class as productive and the upper class as parasites IS while Objectivists held the opposite view, something that led George Monbiot to describe the two philosophies as mirror images of one another3 However, they generally agreed about what art was acceptable versus 'degenerate' On a last note, despite both philosophies being ostensibly atheistic and naturalistic, both have occasionally supported anti-science crankery, including, in both cases, promoters that opposed both quantum mechanics and relativity, for very similar reasons. John Galt RationalWiki creates the ultimate horseshoe yet again
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Immoral individualists that run around with fantasy lands stuck in our heads?: All about libertarians: Group's mystique increases as profile 1S Psuchologu Toda Scale as on the Moral Foundations GyNedo *whydolfindlibertarianstobeso In the paper, we included a graph that shows that libertarians generally have low endorsement of all five moral concerns (Harm, Fairness, Ingroup Loyalty, Authority, and Libertarianism Politics Social Advice Social P iety Emily Estahani Smith - Special to The Washington Times Tuesday, October 16, 2012 ed less money to violate these mor Human nature and the Ph discussing objectivism, the Second Amendment, or manjuana, all with reverence then you know that they are a species of unlike the rest of us. do indeed appear wards autism and libertarianismt at's the Matter with Libertarianism? ts models of human nature and society are terminally deficient morally concerned, more so than both liberals and conservatives. about 20 male libertarians for every female libertarian, which may be related to the testosterone/autism link above. What's going on, in your But what exactly do ibertarians Who can object to the libertarian principles of individual freedom, personal responsibility, and the right to hold property and Jonathan Haidt set out to answer this very question in the largest at least in the abstract? The problem is that the real world is s must u recently in the scientific journal PLOS ONE votus by Anon User Anon Usar Yoyo 2hou imo Ive noticed the male/female disparity, especially when Ron Paul was running fo president. You'd go to his meetups hey my friend works for NPR, it was for WORK reality, and the more radical versions are "minarchismn rely on terminally deficient models of human nature and society. Let's (very briefly) take a look at the Jonathan Haidt determined that libertarians have a set of moral values that are distinct from those held by ordinary c sausage party. rd be the only female in the r why this was the case but Ive got my own ne problem with this (utopian) model is we now have overwhelming Related Articles groups are a Libertarians have the narrowest moral sense, relying on only one of the six universal moral foundations liberty. Revealingly, they score lower than both conservatives and liberals on measures of care for others and protecting others from harm What libetarians do care about almos to the exclusion of all else, is individual rights - 1. While m not a big evolutionary biologist, I think there's something about being a member of the baby-having gender which alerts you to the fact that a lot of what the o Modern finding. in our society e Lberals, in addition to wanting to be funny, also want to be creative, kind, sympathetk, it social groups in which value being responsble, loyal and honest (comparable to 2 Nature/nurture-as others have said, it may be that certain types of people are predisposed to be attracted to the Libertanan ideals and being somewhat individualistic self-made-men or a ittle less empathetic than some cements the deal Error Bars 99%Cl interests for the sake of the common good. (This Back in the late 1920s, as Ayn Rand was working out her philosophy, she became enthralled by a real-life American serial killer, William Edward Hickman, whose gruesome, sadistic dismemberment of 12-year-old girl named Marion Parker nation. Rand filled her early notebooks with worshipful praise of Hickman. says. Libertarians also tend to be less social than most fighting aggressively with me about public libraries and Will Nat Shut Up about it toward others, our sensitivity to reciprocity our desire for inclusion and That said, just because your friends (or folks on Quora) may share your private bias from cooperative activities, and our concern for having the respect and ascribed to libertarians (more utilitarian, less able to make emotional connections, lbertarians showed lower than other groups on levels of loving feelings toward their familes, friends romantic partners Other people do not exist for him, and he does not see why they should," she wrote, gushing that Hickman had "no regard whatsoever for all that society holds sacred, and with a consciousness all his own. He has the true, innate psychology of a Superman. He I may believe 1 and 2 never realize and feel'other p he libertarian style of thinking can even verge, in extreme cases, on autism This is the "amazing picture" Ayn Rand-guru to the Republican/Tea Party right-wing admired when she wrote in her notebook that Hickman represented "the amazing picture of a man with no regard whatsoever for all that a society holds sacred, and with a consciousness all his own. A man who really stands alone, in action and in soul. Other people do not exist for him, and he does not see why they should interdependent group with a common purpose and common interests The University of Cambridge-based psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen, a leading autism researcher famously has shown that people with autism exhibit two cntical features They test exceptionally low on e Science of Libertarian Morality posited a stark choice between two alternative models-either a free market" of atomized individuals rationally pursuing their self-interests in on A new social psychology study explores the moral formation of the libertarian personality relationships-Are you able to relate to other and analysis of the outside world. Everyone falls somewhere on the empathizing-systemizing scale or an s words, "socialism means slavery Rand denounced the hanging as, "The mob's murderous desire to revenge its hurt vanity against the man who dared to be alone. R.J. Moore l l 11.18.10 @ 7:21PM 1 # Yeah, I'm hardcore aspie and don't really care about other people except a more serious concern is that the libertaran fxation with individual l like Haidt and his colleagues eventually recognized that their Moral Foundations Questionnaire was blinkered by liberal academic bias by failing to include a sixth moral foundation, Liberty. They freedom distracts us from the underlying biological purpose of a society other living organisms, is and energy engaged in activiies that are directly or indirectly related imperatives ranging from such commonplace things as food, clothing and They call themselves libertarians;I they're antisocial bastards successful in business have a right to enjoy their wealth as they see fit Everyone should be free to do as they choose, as long as they don't intfringe upon the equal freedom of others) And guess what? The researchers found that libertarians dramatically outscored iberals and conservatives when it came to putting a high value on both economic and lifestyle liberty. Most dishearteningly, liberals scored two full standard deviations below libertarians on economic The car is slowly turning us, like the Americans and the Australians, into a nation that recognises only the freedom to act Ludwig von Mises Institure Not Tony 11.21 You act like autism' is a bad thing; it can also be a positive. In fact, I'd go so far to say that autism is the primary evolutionary force in humans today. Sure, it produces some falures (people who cleany are not more adaptive than "normar" humans), and that's to be expected. But it also produces some truly astounding successes Tuesday 20 December 200:5 scored high combination of labor (a term I prefer to the traditional "division of labor') upon which all of our lives literally depend. And our first collective obligation is to ensure that all of our basic needs are met. if there is ibertarians scored similarly to liberals, but even lower on most measures of disgust Home Community Forums Blogs Albums Wikis Groups Live Chi Autism's positive benefits are the future of humanity. I'm sorry, Tony, that you're not allowed to do what they want, whenever they want, regardle could help explain why t arians may not experience the flash of revulsion that d conservatives aver, it does not end at birth, it extends throughout our lives and it imposes on all of us a responsibility for ensuring the no tault' 赫y response to the above artic nd? what is your poin t does this have to do with the central thesis of libertarianism This may be very 03/12/13(Tue)10.10 the law al become a nuisa for swer is that it has nothing at all to do with it. good advice and it is very good advice to understand human psychology and what will probably make someone happy. If so, you should get involved in your community, love your neighbors and famity, and be there for them when they fall on hard times. This of course dodges the issue of whether or not threatening to kill and/or throw them in a rape cage if they do not comply is justified. They say yes because they value a nebulous fairness over the cloaked violence that they perpetuate. The Wisdom of Repugnance" What wisdom does the reflex of repugnance ofter?) slowly tuning us, like the Americans and the Australians, into a nation that recognises only the freedom to act, and not the freedom from the care about poor people? LIBERTARIANS: AUTISTIC LIBERALS I came across this and couldn’t help but share. Is this what people really think about us? Immoral individualists that run around with fantasy lands stuck in our heads?
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objectivism: General Comment l am a new member, and it's so good to see and read so many fellow RUSH fans. Their respective musicianship, demeanor and intellectually progressive style is second to none, in my opinion, and makes them, again in my opinion the best three piece rock band ever. As a drummer, philosopher and appreciator of unique and interesting personalities, I have appreciated Neil Peart in various capacities for some time. As an undergraduate philosophy student (presently working on my Ph.D.) we were assigned in senior seminar to write about our favorite living philosopher. I turned in a twenty page treatise on Neil Peart and the look on my professors face was priceless. Without reading it, he handed it back and told me to grow up and do the assignment, stating "He's not even an academic. How could he be a philosopher?" (such attitudes are commonplace) I told him that if he didn't think differently after reading it l would quit school. He could tell I was serious. The next day, handing me a paper with the first letter of our alphabet scribed widely across the top, he asked me, embarrassed, if I would burn him a CD with "some of their stuff":-) As far as lyrical meaning, it is important to note that, while influenced by Twain, Rand and various others, he is (in his own words), "a disciple of no one." Through his lyrics we can piece together a personal philosophy, a proprietary blend, of anti-idealism/objectivism/individualism (Freewill, The Pass, TOM SAWYER, Show Don't Tell, Vital Signs, etc...), fatalism (Roll The Bones, a personal favorite), existentialism (again, Roll The Bones, Limelight, the title "All The World's A Stage") and several other philosophical influences Tom Sawyer (not Diane Sawyer, Ricky. hehe) is, in both the book and song the personification of a sort or type of person, the sort of person breaking away from the status quo, exploring and, importantly, the sort who represents both a normative and actual shifting of the human paradigm in the direction of
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