A Guide to the
Philosophy of Objectivism

by David King

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t is my intention to present an introduction, from the perspective of a scientist, to the ideas of Objectivism, a guide to other presentations of these ideas, and some applications of the ideas to important problems. Here you will find a rather motley mosaic of subsections, each generated from whatever sources of information I have encountered and each analyzed as best I can from within the context of my three-decade study of Objectivism.

In order to promote the maximum dissemination of the ideas, I have decided to place all my writings into the Public Domain. "I grant permission to anyone to use my writings, or any parts of them, in any way that may help to further the spread of reason in our society."

MyBook is an ongoing project for me as I add new ideas and revise old ideas in a continual attempt to make a better presentation. The version you are now reading is current as of January 1998. I would appreciate being notified of errors of any kind in these writings, or of any statements that could be clarified so as to make a better presentation.

MyBook is dedicated to two non-existent fictional characters:
William Hastings, who does not appear in ATLAS SHRUGGED
and Emmanuel Goldstein, who does not appear in 1984


Chapter Essays

Chapter 1 ..... AYN RAND AND OBJECTIVISM -
. . . . . . . . . . . . PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE (83K)
Chapter 2 ..... THINKING (111K)
Chapter 3 ..... THE IMPORTANCE OF CORRECT DEFINITIONS (65K)
Chapter 4 ..... ECONOMICS FROM AN OBJECTIVIST VIEWPOINT (104K)
Chapter 5 ..... RIGHTS AND FREEDOM (27K)
Chapter 6 ..... THE ETHICS UNDERLYING SOCIAL STRUCTURE (113K)
Chapter 7 ..... GOVERNMENT (76K)
Chapter 8 ..... BEYOND GOVERNMENT (57K)
Chapter 9 ..... RELIGION (47K)
Chapter 10 ... SPIRITUALITY, ART, AND BEAUTY (53K)
Chapter 11 ... THE DISASTROUS STATE OF AMERICAN EDUCATION (41K)
Chapter 12 ... THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF CIVILIZATION (79K)
Chapter 13 ... LIBERTARIAN GUERILLA WARFARE (43K)
Chapter 14 ... TO SHRUG - (40K)
. . . . . . . . . . . . AN ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE FOR AN INDIVIDUALIST







MyBook consists of four files below, and several essays (above).

1) DICT - An Objectivist dictionary
2) FALLACYS - A handbook of logical fallacies
3) BOOKLIST - other sources for Objectivist ideas
4) OBJINDEX - A keyword index of:
The Objectivst Newsletter | The Objectivist | The Ayn Rand Letter | The Objectivist Forum | Basic Principles of Objectivism | Principles of Efficient Thinking | The Psychology of Romantic Love | Atlas Shrugged | The Fountainhead
[ These four files can be found from David King's site http://www.free-market.net/members/d/davidbking.html - EBTX ]


DON'T READ MY BOOK
... if you are a Conservative, a Randite, or a Statist. But if you are a Libertarian Anarchist who wants a rational philosophical basis for your beliefs, give it a peek.


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