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Purpose X: Understanding Objectivism and Using It to Thrive

Craig Biddle

Presented at: TOS-CON 2019

Date: Aug 07, 2019

Ayn Rand created Objectivism as a practical philosophy. She called her ethics “the morality of life,” said its purpose is to teach you “to enjoy yourself and live,” and called Objectivism as such “a philosophy for living on earth.” The ultimate purpose of Objectivism—and of every branch, principle, and aspect of the philosophy—is to guide you in living and loving your life.

Yet many treat Objectivism as something else—whether a new set of commandments or categorical imperatives to accept and obey in order to be a “good Objectivist,” or a cudgel with which to beat people and win arguments, or a set of floating abstractions that connect like a puzzle in midair but have no connection to reality or practical application in life.

In this talk, Craig Biddle will introduce a tool called “Purpose X,” which can help you to see and use Objectivism as the vital, fact-based, life-serving philosophy that it is.

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