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In this conversation, William R Thomas and David Kelley discuss the power of reason and how it's often underappreciated. The conversation is based on the video lecture "What is Reason?" by David Kelley. That lecture is the first in the course "Reason," offered by Atlas University, our online educational program. We invite you to join the conversation below by adding a comment or question. David or Will will respond where appropriate.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Editor's Note: As the following Atlas Society interview demonstrates, no scholar is better qualified than Alan Charles Kors to provide an understanding of the Enlightenment. He is the author of several scholarly works in the field, including a two-volume study of atheism in Enlightenment France, and another study of the Enlightenment thinker Baron d'Holbach. He is also editor-in-chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment(forthcoming from Oxford University Press).
Ayn Rand has been a major inspiration for the Tea Party movement, which has swept a new generation of Republicans and self-described conservatives into power. Rand herself is often called “right-wing.” And her most famous defender, Alan Greenspan, was a consultant to Republicans and was nominated to chair the Fed by President Reagan.
May 2007 -- Postmodern scholars assert the following contradictory claims:
This commentary is part of The Atlas Society's 1999 online "CyberSeminar" entitled "The Continental Origins of Postmodernism."
I found Stephen Hicks’s essay “Derrida and Deconstruction” most thought-provoking. His discussion of Foucault and Derrida’s departure from the search for objective truth is important, as is his overall discussion of deconstruction and its context.
This commentary is part of The Atlas Society's 2000 online "CyberSeminar" entitled "Nietzsche and Objectivism."
I think the ongoing debate on the CyberSeminar about whether Nietzsche was anti-Semitic, whether his writings fueled the rise of National Socialism, and whether Rand was influenced by him can benefit from a comment I would like to make about Nietzshce’s influence on Jewish writers.