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Yaron Brook answers question about the environment

Ayn Rand Institute Executive Director Yaron Brook answers a question on capitalism and how it improves the environment.

Creeley's Pieces

Had a brief (5 min) but good (very) discussion in my afternoon section of this bit from Robert Creeley’s Pieces.

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The Dominique Complex

Alvah Scarret: “What if you found something you wanted?”
Dominique Francon: “I won’t find it. I won’t choose to see it. It would be part of that lovely world of yours. 683 more words

Philosophical Musings

October 10, 1957 - Ayn Rand's Philosophic "Atlas Shrugged" Published

On October 10, 1957, Ayn Rand’s dystopian novel, Atlas Shrugged, appeared in American bookstores.  The fourth and final book by Rand, who cited Victor Hugo and Fyodor Dostoyevsky among her influences, explored the possible consequences on the fabric of society of a strike by its most creative and productive minds.  973 more words


Asolare:A Toast

She asked him what is his defence and thus he proceeded.

” The possibility of me being evil is highly unlikely as much as the impossibility of me being good.” 80 more words


The Critique of Rand’s Philosophy

Ayn Rand has been criticized as “anti-scientific” and not truly Aristotelian (O’Neill, 1977:12, 85, 126f.) and “anti-religious,” although she borrowed a “flavor” of religion by replacing the term “God” with her reality as “the authoritative absolute” and termed “man” as “the object of worship” ( 1,020 more words


Five Lessons from Howard Roark

“My philosophy, in essence, is 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.”

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Art And Things