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.
based on reality, reason, self-interest, and laissez-faire capitalism.
Objectivism is a philosophyInternet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2006), s.v. "Ayn Rand." Retrieved June 22, 2006 from http://www.iep.utm.edu/r/rand.htm.