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    Teaching Objectivism to the courtroom, Rearden is attacking Collectivism and Altruism by accepting reality; that one must produce for their own self-interest in order to pursue their own happiness and prosperity; anything outside those motives are illogical and immoral. This moral code he is condemning breaks the law of existence: “A is A (1038)”. If A is not A, a person’s sole motive to live is not for himself, rather, to live for others. This premise denies reality, reason, and logic in place of faith, sacrifice, and force. When Rearden declares “The public good be damned, I will have no part of it!” he condemns the irrational value system that promotes using oneself as a sacrificial animal and its methods of gaining control: by debilitating…

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    Ayn Rand's Objectivism

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    Ayn Rand’s “Objectivism” emphasizes individual achievement and rejection of responsibility to others, a philosophy that aligns rather well with the ideas of many of today’s emerging adults, as described by Christian Smith, but would certainly face significant scrutiny by Robert Bellah for its near-anarchism. While Rand’s proposals are somewhat radical in comparison with modern American society, the similar views of today’s youth may indicate an imminent change, or in the least emphasize the…

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    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…

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    “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” This quote was written by George Orwell in his book Animal Farm, one of Orwell’s most famous novels. Throughout history the subject of a distant dystopia has always been explored in many works of literature. The possibility of humanity falling into a bleak and totalitarian society has always fascinated readers. These stories and themes can come to define an author and their legacy as a writer. There is no greater example of…

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    desire to stay true to himself and build in his own style costs him many a job and opportunity, but he is happy as long as he is building. In the face of criticism and close-mindedness, Roark sticks to his beliefs, saying that “[t]here are some things” that Roark just refuses to do (96). Although Roark struggles with breaking away from the past, it eventually pays off. He is able to regain his status as an architect after two scandalous court cases, and the books concludes with Roark standing…

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    To put it simply, I have always been good at school. The benefits of school can be seen in how I just used school as a verb. Performing well in school has always come naturally to me, about as naturally as me crying every time the shark eats the seal in Planet Earth. However, I have learned over my years in education, that my so called “natural ability” to learn is not so natural, and that I have, in actuality, worked hard to be the bright student I am today. I have completed hundreds of…

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    To Stand Idle and Watch Your Life Pass By, or Make a Change for the Better The quote from Colin Wilson, "The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain," relates to how people live their lives and what they do to make change for the better or sit idle while the world passes you by. The Fountainhead is the story of a corrupt world where each member of society tries to climb to the top while fighting against everyone else. It is…

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    Attacking Objectivism Objectivism is the old values that have been around for thousands of years, while subjectivism is the rebel. Objectivism is based more on belief, whereas subjectivism is subject to our minds. Objectivism is the old beliefs of pursuing truth. Some of the main points of pursuing objectivism include: reality, reason, and self interest. Subjectivism is the view that reality, the object, is dependent on human consciousness, the subject. Objective values lie within religion, and…

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    Mackie vs. Ethical Objectivism Ethical Objectivism claims that some moral standards are true and some are false and that does not depend in anyway on what people want or believe. This claim is argued by J.L. Mackie, his thesis is that there are no objective values or moral fact. He argues ethical objectivism with two arguments which are the argument of relativity and the argument of queerness. I will argue that ethical objectivism’s argument that there are some moral standards that are…

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    One of which is the Uncharted Forest. The Uncharted Forest illustrates the “anthem” or uplifting of objectivism in many different ways. When Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000 was in the Uncharted Forest, it brought up the idea that people have a sense of sovereignty to strive for their own self-interests. “If it be death, we shall die with you. You are damned, and we wish to share your damnation” (Rand 49). This quote spoken by Liberty 5-3000 helps illustrate the idea of objectivism. Liberty…

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