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What is Objectivism?
"My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute." -Ayn Rand

Branches of Objectivism

The study of the universe and its nature
Axioms: Existence, Consciousness, Identity
Corollary: Causality, Primacy of Existence
Reality: Primacy of Existence, Existents,
the Metaphysically Given versus the Man Made

The study of knowledge
Senses | Consciousness | Volition
Concepts: Unit, Concept-Formation
Knowledge: Context, Hierarchy
Reason: Certainty, Truth, the Arbitrary
Objectivity | Emotions
The study of virtue
Man's Nature: Life, Values,
Reason as the primary means of survival
Egoism: Selfishness as requiring principles
Rationality as the basic virtue
Virtues: Independence, Integrity, Honesty,
Justice, Productiveness, Pride
Happiness: Self-esteem, Virtue as practical, Sex
The study of social systems and nature of government
Rights: Government, Initiation of Force
Capitalism: Contrast to Collectivism, Statism
Anarchism, Environmentalism
The study of art
Objectivist Recommendations

Other Topics

About Ayn Rand
We The Living
The Fountainhead
Atlas Shrugged
Other Notable Topics
Common Misconceptions about Objectivism
Logical Terms
Introduction to Objectivist Dictionary
Golden Rule
Other Conceptual Theories:
Realism, Nominalism
Intrinsicism, Subjectivism
Rationalism, Empiricism
Mysticism and Skepticism
Appendix: Dichotomies:
Theory-Practice Dichotomy
Mind-Body Dichotomy
Analytic-Synthetic Dichotomy
Moral-Practical Dichotomy
Is-Ought Dichotomy
Reason-Emotion Dichotomy
Totalitarianism, Anarchism

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