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Fountainhead Discussion Group - Sat. July 26, 2014 @ 7:00 PM in North Dallas

  • Jul 26, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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NTOS Discussion Group re Questions on Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead

WHAT: A discussion group in which we work to answer each other’s questions about the plot, themes, and meaning of The Fountainhead.

We will avoid discussing politics in order (1) to avoid contention and (2) to get ourselves to probe the fundamentals of Objectivism.  We can discuss what Rand has to say about healthy versus unhealthy personal relationships, or what she has to say about judging people, but we will do our best to avoid discussing the role of government.

WHY: To help one another better understand Objectivism, and to enjoy the company of people interested in Objectivism.

HOW: Submit questions in the comments below.  Questions can be submitted indefinitely (including while at the meet up), but we encourage early submission, so that fellow attendees have an opportunity to find material in Rand’s other writing (if they would like to) in order to support their interpretations of the book we are discussing.

If we have a large enough turn out, we will split into smaller groups.

WHO: Anyone is welcome.  As discussed above, the only restriction would be to avoid discussing the role of government. 

MODERATOR:  Kevin D.

My First Question:

Is what occurred in Roark and Domonique’s first meeting supposed to be an instance of “love at first sight”?  Whether it is or isn’t, should their reactions to one another be judged as rational?


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  • Dan

    In The Fountainhead, Rand chose to highlight Independence in Roark's character. In her non-fiction, Rand discusses seven major virtues. So, why did she choose to focus on this specific virtue?

    July 26, 2014

  • Karl M.

    I'll be at Cato University for the week. See you next time. http://www.cato.org/cato-university/2014/schedule

    July 25, 2014

  • Jennifer M.

    I have often seen Roark described as the perfect man in online comments. Was he perfect? If not, why?

    July 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone else have any questions?

    July 24, 2014

  • Almeta

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it this time.

    July 5, 2014

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