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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>
  
 
<center><h2>Branches of Objectivism</h2></center>
 
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<center><big>[[Metaphysics]]</big><br />''The study of the universe and its nature''</center><br /><center>'''[[Axioms]]''': [[Existence]], [[Consciousness]], [[Identity]]<br />'''[[Corollary]]''': [[Causality]], [[Primacy of Existence]]<br />'''[[Reality]]''': [[Primacy of Existence]], [[Existents]], <br />the [[Metaphysically Given versus the Man Made]]</center>
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<center><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]]</center>
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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>
<center>Epistemology<br />''The study of knowledge''</center>
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<center>Ethics<br />''The study of virtue''</center>
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<center><big>[[Ethics]]</big><br />''The study of virtue''<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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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