Anthem as Objectivism

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Anthem as Objectivism by Mind Map: Anthem as Objectivism

1. Ethics

1.1. You put yourself first before anyone else

1.1.1. “My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end” (Rand 95).

1.1.2. "We have not built this box for the good of our brothers. We built it for its own sake." (Rand 76)

1.1.3. "Yes, we do care. For the first time do we care about our body." (Rand 61)

2. Epistomology

2.1. Things don't exist until you can reason it

2.1.1. "Make candles from wax and string, also how to make glass, which is put in our windows to protect us from the rain."

2.1.2. "For they have nothing to fight me with, save the brute force of their numbers. I have my mind" (Rand 100).

2.1.3. "We made it. We created it. We brought it forth from the night of the ages . We alone. Our hands. our mind. Ours alone and only." (Rand 59)

3. Politics:

3.1. The principles of a proper social system

3.1.1. "They tore our clothes off from our body,they threw us down upon our knees and they tied our hands to an iron post." (Rand 64)

3.1.2. "I do not surrender my treasures, nor do I have to share them. The fortune of my spirit is not to be blown into coins of brass and flung to the winds as alms for the poor of spirit." (Rand 95).

3.1.3. "Take our brother Equality 7-2521 to the palace of corrective detention. Lash them until they tell." (Rand 64)

4. Metaphysics:

4.1. Can't make things something that they are not

4.1.1. "Then they knelt by the moat, they gathered water in their two hands." (Rand 57)

4.1.2. "It's walls were hard and smooth to the touch, it felt like stone, but it was not stone." (Rand 32)

4.1.3. "On the ground there were long thin tracks of iron, but it was not iron,it felt smooth and cold as glass." (Rand 32)