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Trustee Spotlight: Jay Lapeyre

Jun 2, 2020
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Marilyn Moore
Make America Grateful Again: An Antidote to Envy and Entitlement

Thank you so very much for inviting me. I know the relationship between Objectivists and Libertarians hasn’t always been smooth. Ayn Rand famously called libertarians “the hippies of the right.”

Jan 17, 2020
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Jennifer A. Grossman
8 Mins
Objectivism: A Soldier’s Philosophy

As a soldier in the U.S. Army, it is clear to me that the guiding philosophy for a soldier should mirror that of Objectivism outlined by Ayn

Jun 18, 2019
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Maj. Jamie Schwandt
5 Mins
Ayn Rand and Altruism, Part 3

In the foreword to The Moral Basis of Individualism—a book that Ayn Rand began writing for Bobbs-Merrill in 1943 but never finished—we find

Dec 14, 2018
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George H. Smith
6 Mins
Nathaniel Branden, In His Own Words

The inclusion of Branden’s lecture and question-answer session in this collection gives him a voice in his own commemoration. Published....

Jul 1, 2017
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Allen Mendenhall
7 Mins
Southern Exposure: “Branden Saved Years of My Life”

Section II features autobiographical reflections on Branden by his friends and associates Roger E. Bissell, Mimi Reisel Gladstein...

May 17, 2017
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Allen Mildenhall
8 Mins
Pope Francis Attacks Objectivism in All but Name

Ayn Rand delved into some of Objectivism’s most fundamental ideas—and their most poignant personal implications—in the essay she devoted to.

May 2, 2017
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Walter Donway
6 Mins
Henryk Sienkiewicz and the Climax of Romanticism

There was a time, when Ayn Rand’s new essays came out monthly and, as often as not, mentioned or enthusiastically recommended some writer

Apr 22, 2017
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Walter Donway
6 Mins
The Legacy of Nathaniel Branden

The idea for a symposium on the life and thought of Nathaniel Branden came in 2012, two years before Branden’s death. Branden himself knew..

Apr 6, 2017
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Allen Mildenhall
5 Mins
RIP, Tibor Machan

Late yesterday I received a note from Tibor’s daughter that he had passed away. I knew that his health was not good, but her news was a blow

Mar 25, 2016
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David Kelley
2 Mins
Understanding and Appreciating Art

Michelle Marder Kamhi’s new book Who Says That’s Art? presents a “commonsense view” of the visual arts that owes much to Ayn Rand’s

Nov 9, 2015
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Michelle Marder Kamhi
2 Mins
Research Workshop discusses "Virtues in Action" and "Virtues for Life" virtue lists

The Atlas Society's Research Workshop met online on Thursday, October 22, for a discussion of virtues derived from the positive psychology..

Oct 27, 2015
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The Atlas Society
3 Mins
Objectivism Lost in Translation

Ayn Rand had strong views on the meaning of certain words: “selfishness,” “altruism,” “intrinsic,” and so on. So when Objectivists read

Oct 19, 2015
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2 Mind
Intermediate course in Objectivist Ethics

This 5-part course in the Objectivist ethics was filmed this summer, in Nashua, New Hampshire, as part of our annual Atlas Summit....

Sep 15, 2015
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2 Mins
Justice and Benevolence

Justice is an essential virtue in the Objectivist ethics. This Atlas Summit session, filmed this summer, covers the nature and importance of

Jul 30, 2015
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David Kelley
2 Mins
"The Evidence of the Senses" republished

We're very pleased to announce that David Kelley's ground-breaking treatise on epistemology, The Evidence of the Senses: A Realist Theory

Jun 10, 2015
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2 Mins
Objective Reality - An Atlas University Conversation

May 13, 2014 -- Why do many philosophers deny the existence of objective reality? In this conversation David Kelley and William R Thomas dis

Mar 24, 2015
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David Kelley
2 Mins
Lecture 1: The Role of Philosophy | The Basic Principles of Objectivism

The historical role of reason—The bankruptcy of today's culture—Objectivism—Objectivism vs. subjectivism....

Mar 11, 2015
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Nathaniel Branden
2 Mins
The Intrinsic, the Subjective, and the Objective (Part 1)

At our 2001 Summer Seminar Dr. David Ross offered this engaging overview of one of Ayn Rand's most important contributions to philosophy....

Mar 11, 2015
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David Ross
2 Mins
The Intrinsic, the Subjective, and the Objective (Part 2)

At our 2001 Summer Seminar Dr. David Ross offered this engaging overview of one of Ayn Rand 's most important contributions to philosophy...

Mar 11, 2015
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David Ross
2 Mins
We promote open Objectivism: the philosophy of reason, achievement, individualism, and freedom.