jackcousinsMember Since 07 Jul 2012
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Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, Poitics, and Art
Jack B. Cousins
I was introduced to Rand through the public school system in '08 in my Sophomore English class. My then girlfriend refered me to Anthem which the class was reading. She told me that the story would attract me because the character was one who questioned the status quo. I immediately fell in love. After suggesting the book to my brother who was in college, he informed me that Rand also wrote philosophy that centered around rational self-interest as opposed to altruism, which is a toopic I, myself, was independently questioning at the time, and this theme seemed obvious and convincing throughout Anthem. My interest in philosophy had begun earlier in my life around 13 when I read Plato, Kierkigard, Neitzche, and also had an intense interest in theology. After my introduction to Rands fiction, my philosophical interests and literary interests were then satisfied by one author, and after reading her non-fiction works, I could see the inherent superiority in the philosophy of Ayn Rand as opposed to Christian dogma, Nietzchean nihilism, and the mindlessness of Buddhist doctorine.
My purpose in joining this forum is to increase my understanding of the philosophy of the future by interacting with other like minded individuals who in daily life are quite absent. Someday, however, common-sense will be be victorious and Objectivism will be accepted as the norm thanks to the crusaders of Rands philosophy and morality.
I've read Anthem, We the Living, The Fountainhead, OPAR, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, Philosophy: Who Needs It? Capitalism:the Unknown Ideal and I'm currently reading Atlas Shrugged. I am also a fan of Nathaniel Branden's books on self-esteem; one of the cardinal values of Objectivism.
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