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About Objectivism


About Objectivism

Objectivism is the philosophy of Ayn Rand, a 20th century novelist and philosopher. "My philosophy, in essence," she once said, "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."  Miss Rand is best known for her novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.

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Ayn Rand once called Objectivism "a philosophy for living on Earth". It is a philosophy of reason and reality, a philosophy which integrates and harmonizes the material and spiritual aspects of man's existence, the logical and emotional aspects of his consciousness, the moral and practical aspects of his actions.

There are already many good summaries of Objectivism on the web, and we will not duplicate them here. Please see the following resources for more information about the philosophy.

Links to Major Objectivism Resources on the Web

There are many places to find Objectivism on the Web. This is not a comprehensive listing of such sites, but simply a list of the major ones.

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bulletThe Ayn Rand Institute: The Ayn Rand Institute is the Center for the Advancement of Objectivism.
bulletARI's Reason On Campus: This is a forum for Objectivist college students to post their non-fiction writing and to learn how to write effectively.
bulletIntegrity Ventures: Integrity Ventures is the home of The Intellectual Activist: An Objectivist Review (TIA), a bimonthly magazine; and the Objectivist Study Group (OSG), an electronic mailing list.
bulletCapitalism Magazine: This online publication offers editorials, articles, and book reviews from a pro-reason pro-capitalism perspective. 
bulletPatriots for the Defense of America: was founded in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Their mission is to promote what America needs to win: the moral clarity to implement a strong, consistent, uncompromising foreign policy
bulletCox & Forkum: Here you'll find Objectivist political cartoons with commentary and links to the news stories that inspired the cartoons.


Last update: Friday, October 17, 2003