GMU Objectivists

GMU Objectivists GMU Objectivists seeks to provide students at George Mason University a community to discuses, access literature, and host activities promoting Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism.

GMU Objectivists is a student run group and seeks to promote Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism, through: * Meetings * Hosting distinguished Objectivist scholars and philosophers on campus * Networking and hosting events with other student organizations * Distributing Objectivist literature to students * Advocating Objectivist views in campus media and to the general campus community * Providing a community for pro-reason and pro-capitalist students on campus

Welcome to Campus Reform! | Campus Reform
02/08/2012
Welcome to Campus Reform! | Campus Reform

Welcome to Campus Reform! | Campus Reform

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Special Nation-wide movie screening of Ayn Rand Documentary
01/17/2012
Special Nation-wide movie screening of Ayn Rand Documentary

Special Nation-wide movie screening of Ayn Rand Documentary

For two nights only, January 17th and January 26th, a new documentary about Ayn Rand and her most famous work “Atlas Shrugged” will be screened in theaters across the country. Ayn Rand & the Prophesy of Atlas Shrugged “examines the resurging interest in Ayn Rand’s epic and controversial 1957 novel a...

12/09/2011

Enjoy your holiday break, friends! GMU Objectivists will be back next year with more meetings, lecture events, and our new club t-shirts! Stay tuned for more from Mason's preeminent pro-reason campus club--

Why Protest Equality?: Unmasking the Deeper Motivation of the Occupy Movement   | The Undercurrent
12/04/2011
Why Protest Equality?: Unmasking the Deeper Motivation of the Occupy Movement | The Undercurrent

Why Protest Equality?: Unmasking the Deeper Motivation of the Occupy Movement | The Undercurrent

“Suddenly, the issues of equity, fairness, justice, income distribution, and accountability for the economic cataclysm . . . have returned to the heart of the political debate.” Elliot Spitzer is right: somehow the rag-tag band of “Occupy Wall Street” protesters has managed to change the national to...

Would love to have Diana Hsieh come to GMU for a discussion based event!
12/04/2011
Philosophy in Action: Episode: 4 December 2011

Would love to have Diana Hsieh come to GMU for a discussion based event!

Dr. Diana Hsieh answers questions on the principle of sustainability, convincing kids that Ewoks are real, donating sperm or eggs anonymously, revealing atheism to inquisitive strangers, and more in this live Philosophy In Action Webcast of 4 December 2011. Here, you can listen to the full episode ...

Tshirts!
12/04/2011

Tshirts!

Come to our final event of the semester next week and learn about Ayn Rand's moral philosophy!
12/03/2011

Come to our final event of the semester next week and learn about Ayn Rand's moral philosophy!

Alex Epstein speaking on Industrial Progress now in Sub II!
12/02/2011

Alex Epstein speaking on Industrial Progress now in Sub II!

11/29/2011

Come by Kiosk G in the Johnson Center to take browse through the GMU Objectivists library and say "hello!"

11/29/2011

To anyone who signed up on our mailing list, but never received an email: there are about five email addresses that are incorrect in our records. If you'd like to receive updates, via email, please send us an email to [email protected] letting us know to add you!

11/20/2011
"Ayn Rand's Theory of Rights: The Moral Foundation of a Free Society" by Craig Biddle

This article, "Ayn Rand's Theory of Rights:
The Moral Foundation of a Free Society" by Craig Biddle in The Objective Standard is incredibly relevant to some of the issues discussed in our last meeting (Objectivism and Libertarianism). Check it out! If you don't have time to sit down to read it... listen to it for free in traffic or while you're walking around campus!

Examines the essential aspects of her philosophy that give rise to her theory of rights, as against the theories of God-given, government-granted, and “natural” rights.

Another shipment of The Objective Standard is in and we have more this time! We will be handing these out in exchange fo...
11/20/2011
The Objective Standard: Ayn Rand, Objectivism, Reason, Egoism, Capitalism

Another shipment of The Objective Standard is in and we have more this time! We will be handing these out in exchange for donations! See you at the next meeting/event!

The Objective Standard is a journal written from an Objectivist perspective, Objectivism being Ayn Rands philosophy of reason, egoism, and laissez-faire capitalism.

11/18/2011

"Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday. In spite of its religious form (giving thanks to God for a good harvest), its essential, secular meaning is a celebration of successful production. It is a producers’ holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production. Abundance is (or was and ought to be) America’s pride—just as it is the pride of American parents that their children need never know starvation."
-Ayn Rand
“Cashing in on Hunger,”
The Ayn Rand Letter, III, 23, 1

ENJOY YOUR THANKSGIVING BREAK NEXT WEEK, FRIENDS!

11/16/2011
The Meaning of Occupy Wall Street — ARCTV

The Meaning of Occupy Wall Street — ARCTV

Yaron Brook is a guest of Lowman Henry on American Radio Journal to discuss the meaning of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Recorded November 8, 2011.

11/15/2011

WEEKLY MEETING TOMORROW, 11/16 at 6:00 PM in SUB II!

Come meet campus Objectivists and fans of Ayn Rand, hear club news, and discuss this week's topic: OBJECTIVISM AND LIBERTARIANISM!

11/15/2011
Lexicon Index

Great resource that I mentioned at last weeks meeting! Search "libertarianism". Notice that Rand's treatment of Libertarians is that they are advocating anarchy. I very rarely meet a Libertarian who is an anarchist, now. Is there still a claim again Libertarianism from the Objectivist viewpoint, considering the evolution of the party away from being predominantly associated with anarchism? If so, what is the problem with "Libertarianism"? If you don't see a conflict with Ayn Rand's ideas/Objectivism and "Libertarianism," what do you make of the claim that there is one?

This topic will also be taken up on Wednesday during our WEEKLY MEETING in the SUB II LOBBY at 6PM!

The Ayn Rand Lexicon: This mini-encyclopedia of Objectivism is compiled from Ayn Rand’s statements on some 400 topics in philosophy, economics, psychology and history.

As you get stoked for Alex Epstein's upcoming talk at GMU, "Why America Should Stop 'Going Green' and Start 'Going Indus...
11/15/2011
Center for Industrial Progress

As you get stoked for Alex Epstein's upcoming talk at GMU, "Why America Should Stop 'Going Green' and Start 'Going Industrial,'" check out the organization he recently founded, The Center for Industrial Progress!

Center for Industrial Progress is a for-profit think-tank seeking to bring about a new industrial revolution.

11/09/2011

Please join GMU Objectivists for our weekly club meeting in the lobby of SUB II (aka The HUB) at 6:00 PM TONIGHT!

We will be meeting our new members, discussing exciting plans and future events for the club, and of course - talking about current events from a pro-reason, Capitalist perspective.

GMU Objectivits just received it's 500 Copies of The Undercurrent!!!
11/07/2011
The Undercurrent

GMU Objectivits just received it's 500 Copies of The Undercurrent!!!

The Undercurrent is a campus newspaper. It is distributed at college campuses and communities across the country. We aim to release a print edition at least one per semester, and in the interim, we regularly post additional articles blog entries, and campus media response reports regularly to this w...

Thanks to Yaron Brook for his excellent talk on defending Capitalism!
11/04/2011

Thanks to Yaron Brook for his excellent talk on defending Capitalism!

Yaron Brook speaking now in Science and Tech II bottom level!
11/03/2011

Yaron Brook speaking now in Science and Tech II bottom level!

stop by and say hi to david and chris in the jc today 2-5pm!
11/03/2011

stop by and say hi to david and chris in the jc today 2-5pm!

11/01/2011
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A map of campus! I recommend parking at the Mason Pond Parking Deck, that is Building 39 on the map. The Science and Technology Building II is located at number 52 on the map. Room 7 is located on the Ground Floor of that building. If you study the map, you should be able to find your way there pretty easily!

This Thursday!!!
10/31/2011

This Thursday!!!

We got our shipment of The Objective Standard! Yay!
10/29/2011

We got our shipment of The Objective Standard! Yay!

GMU Objectivists (@GMUObjectivists) on Twitter
10/29/2011
GMU Objectivists (@GMUObjectivists) on Twitter

GMU Objectivists (@GMUObjectivists) on Twitter

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10/29/2011

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A great source for great ideas and excellent reads!-Amanda
10/29/2011
Capitalism Magazine

A great source for great ideas and excellent reads!

-Amanda

Capitalism Magazine is an online magazine presenting articles in support of a social system based on individual rights.

There are a lot of ways to be active and fight the good fight.  One way is to get involved with your local Tea Party!  C...
10/29/2011
Tea Party Patriots

There are a lot of ways to be active and fight the good fight. One way is to get involved with your local Tea Party! Check out this website to explore the opportunities for involvement!

Best,
Amanda

Tea Party Patriots stands for every American and is home to millions who have come together to pursue the American Dream and to keep that Dream alive.

10/26/2011

Still no on campy location... Waiting on the paper pushers to push some paper. That being said; tomorrow's meeting 11/27 will be at Saxby's Coffee in University Mall at 6PM! See you then!

10/11/2011

Is there one idea or concept in Atlas Shrugged that inspired or excited you the most upon encountering it?

10/07/2011

What does it mean to judge? What do you see as the difference between these two statements and which do you agree with? “Judge not, that ye be not judged” and “Judge, and be prepared to be judged.”

10/05/2011

Meeting Tomorrow: 10.6 @ 630 PM @ Saxby's Coffe in University Mall. Topic: "Philosophy: Who Needs It" and other general information about the club and plans for the rest of the year.

10/05/2011

Who would be able to make a meeting tomorrow? Instead of today?

10/05/2011

Hey Everyone! We will be having our meeting tomorrow at 6PM. It will be held at Saxby's Coffee. :)

09/26/2011

Who is John Galt?

09/19/2011

The Atlas Shrugged Revolution Dinner in NYC 2011

09/18/2011

Semester Schedule

09/17/2011

Club President Amanda Stevenson: Chris and I had a wonderful time at the Atlas Shrugged Revolution Dinner in NYC at the St. Regis! I was motivated before, now I'm even MORE motivated... More details later! Look out for a few exciting talks that are in the works for the semester as well as a schedule of weekly meeting topics! If there is any particular speaker you'd like to see, topic you'd like covered in a talk or a weekly meeting--- post it on the wall!!

Check out GMUO's new banner! Expect to see it flying proudly all over campus and at our upcoming events!
09/14/2011

Check out GMUO's new banner! Expect to see it flying proudly all over campus and at our upcoming events!

09/10/2011

The Campus Rand Association is under new leadership and has been renamed GMU Objectivists!

The new club president, Amanda Stevenson, plans to increase the club's activity and presence on campus dramatically this semester and going forward. Expect to see our club everywhere on campus this year!

05/08/2011

"Rand’s Objectivism is devoid of a higher form of love -- in which individuals are willing to sacrifice for other members of society; an essential element for any functioning democracy. " Don't you just hate the internet sometimes?

04/07/2011

So apparently Carla Gugino plays Ayn Rand in Sucker Punch. This showed up on Randex today "Carla Gugino is by far the worst, making Ayn Rand sound like Audrey Hepburn with her tooth gratingly bad accent"

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Links: http://www.aynrand.org http://aynrandlexicon.com/ Club website coming soon! Meeting and event dates coming soon!

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