Book Club: Philosophy Who Needs It by Ayn Rand

Time for our next book! With this one we're getting back to a basic question in philosophy; why do we need it at all?  Here Ayn Rand establishes her view of philosophy's role in human life and the implications that role has for applying philosophy to a myriad of topics.

This book's chapters are largely independent, so feel free to come to a meeting even if you have missed some.

Please bring a question or comment regarding this week's material.


Week 1 (1/20): Chapter 1

Wee 2 (1/27): Chapter 2

Week 3 (2/3): Chapter 3

Week 4 (2/10): Chapter 4

Week 5 (2/17): Chapter 5

Week 6 (2/24): Chapter 6

Week 7 (3/3): Chapter 7

Week 8 (3/10): Chapter 8

Week 9 (3/17): Chapter 9

Week 10 (3/24): Chapter 10

Week 11 (3/31): Chapter 11

Week 12 (4/7): Chapter 12

Week 13 (4/14): Chapter 13

Week 14 (4/21): Chapter 14

Week 15 (4/28): Chapter 15

Week 16 (5/5): Chapter 16

Week 17 (5/12): Chapter 17

Week 18: (5/19): Chapter 18

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  • Arthur

    Okay, so in defense of truth, justice, and freedom I followed Ayn Rand's advice and went to the library last night and checked out "Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals" and "The Critique of Judgement" by Immanuel Kant. The Groundwork is fairly short (70 pages) and I think especially relevant to Objectivism.

    January 26, 2013

  • Brian

    Loved it! Loved the conversation and the venue was great! Thanks for organizing and attending.

    January 20, 2013

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