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The Rules of Grammar Logically Integrated

“The basic standard of right and wrong for grammar comes down to clarity, in essence, which means reference to reality. Is this rule required by the nature of thought in order to make your relationship of concepts clear, in order to make it exact, in order to designate something specific in reality?” – LEONARD PEIKOFF, Principles of Grammar Professor Michael Berliner, who did a superb job of turning Leonard Peikoff’s Understanding Objectivism into a book has just edited Leonard Peikoff’s 1981 course, Principles of Grammar, turning it into a book. The book “offers not only an organized survey of grammatical… Read More »The Rules of Grammar Logically Integrated

Greg Salmieri Joins Professor Tara Smith at UT Austin

May 26, 2020 — The Anthem Foundation for Objectivist Scholarship and Austin, Texas, businessman Bud Brigham have made a five-year gift to the University of Texas at Austin. The gift establishes the Program for Objectivity in Thought, Action and Enterprise within the Salem Center for Policy at the McCombs School of Business, as well as the Brigham Fellowship for the Study of Objectivism, to be held by the director of the new program. Dr. Gregory Salmieri, one of the most prominent scholars of Objectivism in academia today and a scholar of Aristotelian philosophy, has been hired as program director by the… Read More »Greg Salmieri Joins Professor Tara Smith at UT Austin

Our Favorite Business Ethics Book is Now Available as an Audiobook on Audible

Professor Jaana Woiceshyn’s marvelous book on business ethics, How to Be Profitable and Moral: A Rational Egoist Approach to Business, has just been released as an audiobook narrated by Sean Salsbury. Does one have to sacrifice business profits to be moral? Dr. Woiceshyn says “no”, and explains why, by introducing business students a set of rational, logical, scientific principles on how they can maximize profits in the long run by acting morally. Required reading — or listening — for all employees, business students, and CEOs. Get it here. p.s. We will have a full review posted shortly!

Powerful Minds Homeschooling Books Now Available Online For Free

With schools closed mostly everywhere, Glenn Woiceshyn has decided to make many of his Powerful Minds homeschool books available for free. Writes Glenn, “While homeschooling my kids and some of their friends at the grade 6 level, I wrote a few books for homeschoolers that include text and exercises. Regarding the latter there is a teacher’s version with answers and a student’s version with the answers left out. This makes it easy for a parent to teach the material without being an expert. “The 14 books, which can be used for grades 6-8 (ages ~ 11-13), are as follows: H001-H003:… Read More »Powerful Minds Homeschooling Books Now Available Online For Free

Listen to Atlas Shrugged and Other Classics For Free

Audible.com Offers Free Streaming of Children, Teen and Classic Audible Books with No Membership Audible is offering this promotion for children who have been affected by recent school closings. From Audible: “For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It’s that easy.” https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Watkins on Ari Armstrong’s Account of Ayn Rand’s Objectivist Ethics

[A]chieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death. . . . You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” — Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged Don Watkins has an essay, Atlas Neutered: Ari Armstrong’s Straw Man Attack on Objectivism, that explores some of the confusions in Ari Armstrong’s book What’s Wrong with Ayn Rand’s… Read More »Watkins on Ari Armstrong’s Account of Ayn Rand’s Objectivist Ethics

Investors.com: Ayn Rand’s Idealism Explains Her Enduring Success

Charles C. Johnson has penned an excellent piece on Ayn Rand’s enduring influence, “Novelist Ayn Rand’s Romantic Idealism Explains Her Enduring Success – Investors.com“, which is best summarized by this sentence: “Ayn Rand is one of the best-selling novelists of modern America. Her success owes much to her vision of human excellence.” Definitely worth a read.

Why The Left Lies About Ayn Rand

From Did Ayn Rand Eat Babies For Breakfast?: According to Mahatma Gandhi, revolutionaries are first ignored, then laughed at, then attacked—and then they win. Reading George Monbiot’s piece on Ayn Rand, “How AynRand became the new right’s version of Marx” (The Guardian), has made me think that Gandhi could have included an intermediary step between laughter and attack: a step where the adversaries are no longer able to laugh, yet still lack the arguments necessary to launch an attack, thus do what they can to smear. Monbiot makes his intention clear: He claims that Ayn Rand thought that empathy and… Read More »Why The Left Lies About Ayn Rand

Actress Anne Hathaway on Ayn Rand

From an interview by Chelsea Handler with Anne Hathaway in Interview Magazine: HANDLER: […] But I know you’re an Ayn Rand fan, right? HATHAWAY: Yeah, I am. HANDLER: What’s your favorite Ayn Rand book? HATHAWAY: Atlas Shrugged. HANDLER: Did you like that better than The Fountainhead? HATHAWAY: I did. When I began Atlas Shrugged, I was really excited, because Ayn Rand said that The Fountainhead was the overture to Atlas Shrugged. I was like, “Ooh! What am I getting into?” Whether or not you agree with Ayn Rand-and I have certain issues with some of her beliefs-the woman can tell… Read More »Actress Anne Hathaway on Ayn Rand

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