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New Meetup: Objectivism and the Philosophical Basis of Ethics

From: Bill Van F.
Sent on: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 10:27 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Charlotte Philosophy Discussion Group!

What: Objectivism and the Philosophical Basis of Ethics

When: November 2,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Our meeting will continue the study of Objectivism, more specifically by a discussion of John Galt?s speech. You can get this from Rick or from me. It is very long, so you should start reading soon if you haven?t already.

To help our discussion be more fruitful, Rick has asked us to select specific content from the speech that we wish to understand further or debate.

I think that there is the possibility of good discussion by comparing our understanding of Objectivism with what would probably be the most current and perhaps most influential movement that is, I think, diametrically opposed to Objectivism (or at least I believe Objectivists would say so), and that is as written about in Brian McLaren?s book, Everything Must Change, the most recent book in the Progressive Christianity phenomenon. His book is quite impressive.

You may also be interested in what I consider the third alternative, which I consider to be the best, and which takes the best of the two above alternatives while eliminating the problems that I believe each of those two approaches contains. Of course I am referring to my free book on Rational-Ethical Living available at The problem with my book, however, is that it does not have the emotion in it that the other two writings contain, and so it is more like a textbook, that is not exciting to read (unless you are like me).

At the least, however, Rick and I would like for participants to have read Galt?s speech. If you haven?t, you are still welcome, however. We would like to build our group up. Maybe ultimately we can make a contribution to the solving of these problems that are being talked about. At the least, we can stimulate each other?s philosophical thinking, thereby maybe promoting the elaboration of a basic ethical philosophy. At the very least, we can have discussion that is hard to find elsewhere.

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