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Old 11-03-2006   #1
 
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Anyone Agree With This Philosophy? **Bonus Trivia at end**

"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."

Can anyone tell me who said it?

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Old 11-03-2006   #2
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Was it Hobbes?
(I am going to go google it now)
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me too .. (googling) ah-ha! damn fine works of writing.. that one.. yeah
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Ayn Rand
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Alex, I'll take Objectivist Epistomology for one thousand
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TimWalker,
Objectivism is pretty esoteric terrain for a buzz post. I presume youÂ’re going somewhere with this. Lead on.
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Objectivism, I am your loyal subject.
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I read all of her novels on the workers/ski bus from Gunnison to Crested Butte. I was reading all kinds of shit in those days. Ayn Rand, Jack Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson, etc. I've often thought that many kayakers fit somewhere between all out hedonists(in the adrenaline sort of way) and objectivists. Of course none of us are pure in any pursuit. But I think our schools should make Ayn Rand required reading.
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TimWalker, you and BSOE are wayyy to deep for Colo Spgs, we may have to kick you out

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I'll pack my bags and move to any of the ski towns or BV/Salida in a heart beat, if I could find work.
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