At this meetup, we'll start on Leonard Peikoff's "Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand"
This brilliantly conceived and organized book is based on a
lecture course given by Dr. Leonard Peikoff in 1976, entitled
"The Philosophy of Objectivism." The lectures were attended by
Ayn Rand, who helped prepare them and also joined Peikoff in
answering questions. Ayn Rand said of these lectures: "Until or
unless I write a comprehensive treatise on my philosophy, Dr.
Peikoff's course is the only authorized presentation of the
entire theoretical structure of Objectivism--that is, the only
one that I know of my own knowledge to be fully accurate."
The plan is to cover about 20 pages per meeting - we can adjust later if this turns out to be inappropriate
So for this meeting, we'll cover:
Existence, Consciousness, And Identity As The Basic Axioms 4
Causality As A Corollary Of Identity 12
Existence As Possessing Primacy Over Consciousness 17