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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

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