Audio Course and Discussion: The Science of Selfishness part 3 (by Craig Biddle)

At this meetup, we'll listen to and then discuss the last 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.

Course Outline

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  • Orrin S.

    I have been thinking something similar.

    1. Basic Criminal Law, the initiation of force and the retaliation to it, seem fundamentally clear, in principle.

    2. But Civil Law and rules... where do they begin and leave off? Where do necessary prevention and rules of social order divide from excessive controls and over-regulation?

    Without some degree of civil rules and law, wouldn't anarchy prevail?

    January 25, 2014

  • narayanan

    possible future topic for discussion

    Rule of Law - why? how?

    consider the 2 concepts - "rule" and "law" how are they different? what is their meaning? etc...

    January 25, 2014

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