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Ayn Rand and Objectivism

May 11, 2011 by

The course is primarily designed for those who would like to learn the essentials of Rand’s thought; I encourage Objectivists and others who already have strong opinions about Rand to enroll in the course and debate the issues with me. Few activities are as much fun as philosophical arguments.

FULL ARTICLE by David Gordon


Tim Kern May 11, 2011 at 9:04 am

This is not typical Mises Daily fare; this is an advertisement, a call for enrollment. I read the Mises Daily for information and thought provocation — and this provokes me in an unexpected and unwelcome way.

Matthew Swaringen May 11, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Yeah, and they get paid for doing that so they can keep writing other things. There is also 3 other articles…

Ned Netterville May 11, 2011 at 9:33 am

The dates advertised for the course are wrong! I believe there is a typo. Rather than June 16 to July 27, I presume it should read June 16 to July 21. The latter would encompass 6 Thursdays, and besides, July 27th is a Wednesday and the course is scheduled for Thursdays.

Tim, get over it. Mises daily fare is not designed to suit your tastes exclusively. I saw this article and signed up for the course, and might have missed it otherwise. And btw, if you really want thought provocation, sign up for one of David’s courses. Having taken his Introduction to Logic course, I can say with considerable confidence that any course he teaches will do just that for most if not all of his students.

David J. Sanchez May 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm

I like Tim was looking forward to some more food for thought as I started this daily Mises installment but as I continued along discovered that David Gordon was looking for potential students for an upcoming series of lectures. This is all fine and good but as I am now reading “Atlas Shrugged”, I was hoping to compare notes with an “expert” on the matter of Ayn Rand as the movie, which I recently attended, piqued my curiosity enough to read the book as well. I guess some would comment, “better luck next time” Dave. I will keep reading the daily Mises installments. Dave S.

Joe M May 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm

“In ethics, she is of course most famous for her defense of egoism..” Ayn Rand’s ultimate goal was not the defense of egoism but reason. She said, “Reason leads to egoism in ethics, which leads to capitalism in politics.
Much success on the class.

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