Anthem as Objectivism

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Anthem as Objectivism by Mind Map: Anthem as Objectivism

1. Politics

1.1. you are responsible for what happens to you

1.1.1. "And we were lashed more often than all the other children" (Rand 22)

1.1.2. "The first blow of the lash felt as if our spine had been cut in two. The second blow stopped the first, and for a second we felt nothing, then the pain struck us in our throat and fire ran in our lungs without air." (Rand 64)

1.1.3. "We are one of the damned." (Rand 77)

2. Ethics

2.1. yourself before anyone else

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

2.1.2. "Look ahead. It is our own world" (Rand 84)

2.1.3. "We shall join our hands to theirs, and we shall work together, with the power of the sky" (Rnad 67)

3. Metaphysics

3.1. you can't make something do what it can't do, facts are facts, it is what it is

3.1.1. "We came to know the greatest power on earth. For it defies all laws know to men." (Rand 53)

3.1.2. "And we were frightened that we had lived twenty-one years and had never known what joy is possible to man." (Rand 83)

3.1.3. "At first, man was enslaved by the gods. But he broke their chains. Then he wa enslaved by the kings. But he broke their chains. He was enslaved by his birth, by his kin, by his race. But he broke their chains. He declared to all his brothers that a man has rights which neither god nor king nor other men can take away from him, no matter what their number, for his is the right of man, and their is no right on earth above this right." ... "But then he gave up all he had won, and fell lower than his savage beginning." (Rand 101)

4. Epistemology

4.1. things don't exist until someone says it does

4.1.1. "We put a piece of copper and a piece of zinc into a jar of brine, we touched a wire to them, and there, under our fingers, was a miracle which had never occurred before, a new miracle and a new power." (Rand 52)

4.1.2. "The flame of the candle stands still in the air." (Rand 1)

4.1.3. "Let us throw away our candles and our torches. Let us flood the cities with light. Let us bring a new light to men." (Rand 71)