Definitions for "OBJECTIVISM"
Keywords:  ayn, rand, laissez, philosophy, moral
A philosophy developed by Ayn Rand. Like humanism, it shares a naturalistic view of the world. But unlike humanism, objectivism holds that a person's highest moral duty is to themselves. Objectivism is also known for its strong support of capitalism, individual rights, and non-intrusive government. Reference section 2.10
The belief that each person should seek his or her own happiness through a productive life where objective reasoning is the only guide to action. Objectivism supports a laissez-faire marketplace and opposes most government involvement in any aspect of non-economic life. This philosophy was developed by Ayn Rand and continues with many adherents.  Personal Liberty. Moral standards that are based upon the primacy of a single value—liberty. Everyone should act to ensure greater freedom of choice, for this promotes market exchange, which is essential for social productivity.
The philosophy of Ayn Rand. The concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.
objects are independent of mind and present their properties directly to the knower through sense data. Things known and sense data are one ( epistemological realism as epistemological monism). See Axiological objectivism or Realism
The doctrine that things are, when not experienced by us, just what they seem when experienced by us.
Truth is objectively real irrespective of individual or cultural viewpoint or value system. Things that are right and wrong are absolutely right and wrong.