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Exploring Objectivism

This is a fantastic, professionally produced set of interviews by Gloria Álvarez of Ayn Rand Institute philosophers Harry Binswanger and Onkar Ghate on Ayn Rand’s revolutionary philosophy: Objectivism — starting from the fundamentals of philosophy to ethics, politics and art.” This is an excellent introduction and “chewing” of Objectivism as Binswanger and Ghate masterfully present Objectivism’s distinct views on these philosophical positions. Enjoy!

Lessons To Be Learned From The Latest Disagreement Between Objectivists

Given the enormous good the Ayn Rand Institute has done and continues to do in spreading Ayn Rand’s ideas — from their high-school, college, and educator book program to their Objectivist Academic Center, to their conferences — it makes no sense for one to publicly demonize the organization if one is seriously concerned with the spread of Ayn Rand’s ideas.

Objectivists and The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

“A philosophy is a view of the universe; it does not back candidates. There can be legitimate differences among people of the same philosophy in regard to political tactics and strategy. So please think the issues over and judge for yourself. I have merely told you how (and why) I propose to vote in November–if I can.” — Leonard Peikoff “Some Notes About Tomorrow,” Part 2, The Intellectual Activist, September 1992. Two Contrasting Views of the 2016 Election: “The Voice of the Forgotten Man” vs. “Follow-the-Leader Authoritarianism” Writing on the Trump 2016 election, philosopher Onkar Ghate at the Ayn Rand… Read More »Objectivists and The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Onkar Ghate: The Moral and The Practical

Ever heard someone say, “Well, that sounds great in theory but it in real life…”? Then this wonderful lecture by Onkar Ghate on applying theoretical moral principles to real-world practical life is for you.

Happy 87th Birthday to Philosopher Leonard Peikoff

Happy 87th Birthday to Leonard Peikoff — author of Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand. Said Ayn Rand of the lectures Dr. Peikoff gave on which this book (OPAR) is based: “Until or unless I write a comprehensive treatise on my philosophy, Dr. Peikoff’s course is the only authorized presentation of the entire theoretical structure of Objectivism, i.e., the only one that I know of my own knowledge to be fully accurate.” But, to one man we owe so much. Gratitude.   Over the course of decades, Leonard Peikoff has been an invaluable guide to the philosophy of Objectivism—for anyone… Read More »Happy 87th Birthday to Philosopher Leonard Peikoff

Celebrating Leonard Peikoff

Happy 87th Birthday to Leonard Peikoff — author of Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand. Said Ayn Rand of the lectures Dr. Peikoff gave on which this book (OPAR) is based: “Until or unless I write a comprehensive treatise on my philosophy, Dr. Peikoff’s course is the only authorized presentation of the entire theoretical structure of Objectivism, i.e., the only one that I know of my own knowledge to be fully accurate.” But, to one man we owe so much. Gratitude.    

US Presidential Elections: Who Should Objectivists Vote Against

The Ayn Rand Centre UK has made the debate with Robert Stubblefield and the peripatetic Dr. Andrew Bernstein publicly available. Here is the description: Most Objectivists would agree that there isn’t an ideal presidential candidate to vote for in the upcoming elections—none driven by a rational set of principles, seeking to unequivocally and consistently protect individual rights. However, there is no doubt that the head of the government holds significant sway over the rights of Americans. It makes sense, then, to identify the candidate that poses the greater threat to one’s rights, and vote against him by voting for the… Read More »US Presidential Elections: Who Should Objectivists Vote Against

Salmieri: Objectivism Contrasted With Other Political Views

The Ayn Rand Institute features an enlightening video by Philosopher Greg Salmieri on how to “conceptualize and understand different political views, terms, theories and groups. For instance, are socialism and fascism opposites? Do the terms “left” and “right” as used today in the U.S. define a political spectrum? What do liberalism, conservatism and libertarianism refer to? This talk summarizes some of the important questions to answer to form genuine political principles, and summarizes Objectivism’s own distinct approach to political philosophy.”

Ayn Rand and The Power of Ideas To Change Long Held Beliefs

Writes Susan Shelley in the OC Register on “The visionary woman the left can’t stand“: The intensity of the hostility to Rand’s work is an acknowledgment of the power of ideas to change long-held beliefs. In “Atlas Shrugged,” Rand writes of the misery caused by the “Morality of Death,” a code that “begins by damning man as evil, then demands that he practice a good which it defines as impossible for him to practice.” …In her final lecture, Rand concluded by quoting from “Atlas Shrugged”: “The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible,… Read More »Ayn Rand and The Power of Ideas To Change Long Held Beliefs

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