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 which is; 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 each week's material.


Week 1 (1/20): Chapter 1

Week 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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  • Orrin S.

    The caliber of these meetups continues on the upward trend.

    February 10, 2013

  • Arthur

    Hoorah for the outsiders! I mean, rationally, it always has made sense that it would be preferable to be outside, rather than trapped inside, but never saw it described as well in writing as in today's chapter of the book.

    February 10, 2013

  • Brian

    Not this time, but I'll be back.

    February 10, 2013

  • Tom H.

    Can't miss this one

    February 9, 2013

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