Ayn Rand’s essay The Objectivist Ethics is perhaps the most comprehensive presentation of the fundamentals of her philosophy in a single essay. It covers the cardinal virtues identified by Rand, the cardinal values from which they derive, the standard that is the basis of all value, and the reason why that is the standard.
Rand called Objectivism “a philosophy for living on earth.” We will delve into Rand’s theory in depth, and examine the practical application of it.
Please read The Objectivist Ethics ahead of this Meetup. The essay is available for free here (also in audio): https://campus.aynrand.org/works/1961/01/01/the-objectivist-ethics/page1
Speakers: Jonathan Hoenig & Dr Andrew Bernstein
Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-politics-of-ayn-rand-tickets-53783403608
Ayn Rand once called the United States “the only moral country in the history of the world.” The recently-released A New Textbook of Americanism explores the reasons for her judgment.
Join us for this special event, where the Editor of A New Textbook of Americanism, Jonathan Hoenig, and Dr Andrew Bernstein, who contributed several essays to the book, will discuss Ayn Rand's political philosophy, and the moral foundations of it.
Jonathan Hoenig manages Capitalistpig Hedge Fund LLC. He is an analyst for Fox Business Network and author of Greed Is Good, The Pit: Photographic Portrait of the Chicago Trading Floor, and (with Stuart K. Hayashi) of Price Is Primary, a treatise on objective investing.
Andrew Bernstein is the author of The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic, and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire; Objectivism in One Lesson: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ayn Rand; and numerous other books. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the City University of New York, and lectures and publishes on a wide range of topics.