The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

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Base on what I have watched about Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism , she believes that  “Reality exists as an objective absolute, facts are facts, independent of man’s feelings, wishes, hopes or fears.” She believe that everyman should have their own philosophies and that is based on objective facts which are true and universal. She also believes that “Man is an end in himself, not the means to the ends of others. He must exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself. The pursuit of his own rational self-interest and of his own happiness is the highest moral purpose of his life.” This is where she said that she contradicts the present notion of morality. In her books according to the reviews Ayn Rand contests the religious institutions’ beliefs to “love one another” and that man in order to prove his real purpose must show his stewardship in serving others. She said that it is ultimately wrong because man should have self- esteem, where everyone of us should look for our own happiness. She also stated that, The ideal political-economic system is laissez-faire capitalism. It is a system where men deal with one another, not as victims and executioners, nor as masters and slaves, but as traders, by free, voluntary exchange to mutual benefit. (http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=objectivism_intro)

Personal Critique about Ayn Rand’s belief

I honestly felt bad at how Ayn Rand view the world. Though it may seem to be very subjective, I felt that her philosophies might be a product of her own emotional trouble somewhere in her life.

I viewed life I think almost perfectly different at how Ayn Rand did. I agree her on the part that we should have our philosophies but these philosophies should not only for self- gratification and that for others. I do believe that all of us are agents foir ourselves and that the object and existence of men is his/her happiness. However the real happiness could and should only be found in the purest form of love which is charity. Charity or what Christians called the pure love of Christ could only be demonstrated if we express love with our neighbors. When I say neighbors, it don’t mean chosen neighbors it means everyone. This also means that we should love even those who are unlovable. Contradicting to what Ayn Rand believes, I do know that we should love everyone. This does not mean that we disregard justice. I do believe that justice and mercy are important particle of love. They are like pendulum that should bounce equally.  I know that there are universal truths but our God who is the Supreme creator is the only one who knows all the absolute truth. A truth that a man knows is just the particle or the portion that could be comprehended by our mind

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