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<h1>Welcome to the Objectivism Wiki!</h1>
 
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The purpose of this site is to create a hierarchical, user-contributed reference on the philosophy of Objectivism.  You can contribute by reading our [[Help:Guide to style|Guide to Style]] and clicking "Edit" on the left of any of the [[Special:Statistics|{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}]] articles or begin a new page by clicking green links.
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<center><div style="width:50%;"><span style="font-size:28px;">'''[[What is Objectivism|What is Objectivism?]]'''</span>
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<br />''"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]]'''</div></center>
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<big>[[Metaphysics]]</big><br />''The study of the universe and its nature''<br />'''[[Axioms]]''': [[Existence]], [[Consciousness]], [[Identity]]<br />'''[[Corollary]]''': [[Causality]], [[Primacy of Existence]]<br />'''[[Reality]]''': [[Primacy of Existence]], [[Existents]], <br />the [[Metaphysically Given versus the Man Made]]
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<center><big>[[Epistemology]]</big><br />''The study of knowledge''<br />'''[[Senses]]''' <nowiki>|</nowiki> '''[[Consciousness]]''' <nowiki>|</nowiki> '''[[Volition]]'''<br>'''[[Concepts]]''': [[Unit]], [[Concept-Formation]]<br>'''[[Knowledge]]''': [[Context]], [[Hierarchy]]<br>'''[[Reason]]''': [[Certainty]], [[Truth]], the [[Arbitrary]]<br>'''[[Objectivity]]''' <nowiki>|</nowiki> '''[[Emotions]]'''</center>
 
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<center><big>[[Ethics]]</big><br /><small>''The study of virtue''</small><br />'''[[Man|Man's Nature]]''': [[Life]], [[value|Values]],<br>[[Reason]] as the primary means of survival<br>'''[[Egoism]]''': Selfishness as requiring [[principle|principles]]<br>'''[[Rationality]]''' as the basic virtue<br>'''[[Virtues]]''': [[Independence]], [[Integrity]], [[Honesty]],<br>[[Justice]], [[Productiveness]], [[Pride]]<br>'''[[Happiness]]''': [[Self-esteem]], Virtue as [[practical]], [[Sex]] </center>
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<center><big>[[Politics]]</big><br /><small>''The study of social systems and nature of government''</small><br />'''[[Rights]]''': [[Government]], [[Initiation of Force]]<br>'''[[Capitalism]]''': Contrast to [[Collectivism]], [[Statism]]<br>[[Anarchism]], [[Environmentalism]]</center>
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'''[[Senses]]''' <nowiki>|</nowiki> '''[[Consciousness]]''' <nowiki>|</nowiki> '''[[Volition]]'''<br>'''[[Concepts]]''': [[Unit]], [[Concept-Formation]]<br>'''[[Knowledge]]''': [[Context]], [[Hierarchy]]<br>'''[[Reason]]''': [[Certainty]], [[Truth]], the [[Arbitrary]]<br>'''[[Objectivity]]''' <nowiki>|</nowiki> '''[[Emotions]]'''
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<center><big>[[Aesthetics]]</big><br /><small>''The study of art''</small></center>[[Objectivist Recommendations]]
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Revision as of 10:15, 10 September 2010

Welcome to the Objectivism Wiki!

The purpose of this site is to create a hierarchical, user-contributed reference on the philosophy of Objectivism. You can contribute by visiting our Guide to Style and clicking "Edit" on the left of any of the 528 articles or begin a new page by clicking green links.


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

Metaphysics
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

 
Epistemology
The study of knowledge
Senses | Consciousness | Volition
Concepts: Unit, Concept-Formation
Knowledge: Context, Hierarchy
Reason: Certainty, Truth, the Arbitrary
Objectivity | Emotions
Ethics
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
Politics
The study of social systems and nature of government
Rights: Government, Initiation of Force
Capitalism: Contrast to Collectivism, Statism
Anarchism, Environmentalism
Aesthetics
The study of art
Objectivist Recommendations

Other Topics

About Ayn Rand
We The Living
Anthem
The Fountainhead
Atlas Shrugged
Other Notable Topics
Common Misconceptions about Objectivism
Fallacies
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


Notes:

  • The topics are based on the outline of OPAR. Additional topics or page content suggestions are added after the colon.
  • There is now an edited version of the United States Constitution being reworked to conform to objectivism, the main page for the subproject is here Crazynas 15:10, 4 Jul 2005 (CDT)