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Audio Course and Discussion: The Science of Selfishness part 1 (by Craig Biddle)

At this meetup, we'll listen to and then discuss the first lecture of this 3-lecture course.

Here's the course synopsis from Craig Biddle's website

The Science of Selfishness

This course demonstrates that ethics, like physics, is scientific through and through - that its principles are observation-based, logical, and absolute - and that if one grasps and applies them, one can achieve and maintain a life of profound happiness. The course examines, concretizes, and clarifies the principles of selfishness, showing their connection to perceptual reality, emphasizing their life-serving purpose, demonstrating their interrelationships, discussing their proper applications, and offering techniques for incorporating them into one's daily life. Topics include: the nature and essential criteria of science, Ayn Rand's scientific approach to ethics, the purpose of morality, the derivation and meaning of the principle that man's life is the standard of moral value, the principles of selfishness (including the "math" of egoism), and the art (or applied science) of selfishness. Egoists of all levels of knowledge will expand their understanding of the science of selfishness and thus of how to achieve a life of happiness.

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  • Rebecca A.

    This meeting was very intellectually stimulating. I loved the content and the discussion. Next time I would pause the recording every 5-10 minutes and allow brief conversation on points brought up in talk so that it can better be comprehended. Also listening for that long without small breaks is seems harder to absorb all the really great points from the lecture. it could be something people listen to before and bring notes and talking points from the lecture to be discussed. Just my two cents. Overall I loved the content, the people and the discussion.

    January 12, 2014

  • Rebecca A.

    I RSVP yes I will attend but that all depends on when and if I get out of another meeting on time. I hope to be able attend, so officially mark me down as maybe coming.

    January 11, 2014

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