Essay on The Theory Of Objectivism : Ayn Rand 's Philosophy

1037 Words Dec 15th, 2016 5 Pages
To future philosophy student, There are four keys of Objectivism that Ayn Rand explained; Reality, Reason, Self-interest, and Capitalism. To understand her philosophy about Objectivism, you must understand them. First, let’s define the theory of Objectivism. Objectivism, according to Ayn Rand, “is the guide to your life, how to achieve things, and how to be happy. It is the fundamental, principle by which you can make your own choices” This theory is contentious due to its support of selfishness and says doing something for the better of others is wrong. The right action is the one that is rationally selfish. .A person must prosper its life by achieving moral purpose and productiveness. In Rand’s philosophy, she begins by explaining that reality exists and in order to deal with reality we must look at the world and our place in it. To exist in this world, you need to have an identity, and in order to have identity you must have consciousness. The world is what it is, not what we as people want it to be. You can’t wish for the world to change because it is impossible, that is the reality of it. In my opinion, I agree with Rand’s definition of reality. I agree that in order to exist, a person must be conscious and I also agree that wishing for the world to change is unrealistic. The next idea of Objectivism in Ayn Rand philosophy about is; reason. She says that in order to understand the world, our reasons are all we need. You cannot accept contradiction, if you believe that…

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