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  • Objectivism And Altruism Analysis

    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, Reality, Reason, Self-Interest, And Capitalism

    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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  • Narrating Style In Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead

    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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  • Dystopia In Animal Farm By George Orwell

    “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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  • Theories Of Ethical Objectivism

    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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  • Objectivism In Ayn Rand's Anthem

    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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  • Humanism And Objectivism In The Walking Dead

    Kirkman’s Portrayal of Humanism and Objectivism Rick Grimes, in the Walking Dead, is a great representation of the dynamic between humanism and objectivism. He tries to be completely humanist, but there are subtle outbursts of his objectivist side. Kirkman portrays the tradeoff by making Rick break the law which he used to abide by, forcing Rick to deny the group some luxuries of civilization, and showing how other characters react to Rick’s objectivist choices. Kirkman aims to portray Rick as…

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  • Objectivism In The Fountainhead By Ayn Rand

    Exhibiting Ayn Rand’s voice the influential piece The Fountainhead, expresses the views Rand wanted shared. Ayn Rand, born in Russia in 1905, lived a normal childhood until Bolshevik soldiers took over her father’s store during the Russian Civil War forcing her family into poverty. The sudden change in lifestyle led to Rand developing strong feelings about the government’s involvement in people’s livelihoods. Rand continued to create new political, social and religious beliefs that led to her…

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  • Taggart's Objectivism In Atlas Shrugged

    A central pillar of Objectivism is the concept of an objective reality characterized by absolutes: What exists exists, and has certain properties, and obeys certain laws. James Taggart, like many of the villains of Atlas Shrugged, refuses to accept these principles. A world of immutable absolutes is a world not subject to his whims, and this frustrates him endlessly. His first words in the novel, “Don’t bother me,” foreshadow his relentless struggle to deny reality. Taggart is speaking, in this…

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  • Aspects Of Objectivism And Cultural Relativism

    Objectivism utilizes universal reason at the base of a particular moral statement, but understands that there are some circumstances where those reasons are not applicable. This type of view is one that I find to be the most reasonable and widely acceptable but others. It is widely known that killing in general is an impermissible action, but there are situation where it becomes necessary such as to defend your own life. Although reason says it is not acceptable to kill, obectivism know that…

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