News and Updates

The September HOS meeting will be held on September 17, 2016. The meeting will feature a discussion of In Defense of Selfishness, written by Peter Schwartz. There are concepts and approaches in Objectivism that other movements are known to have desired to co-opt, but its approach to self-interest, famously promoted by Rand as selfishness, doesn’t seem to be one of them. It’s the one more than any other that rival viewpoints are happy to leave to us, doubtless due to its distasteful baggage in this and other cultures. Schwartz continues Rand’s bold use of that particular term as a positive aspect of character, in the act of challenging the foundations of the views that have given selfishness a bad name.

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Dues for 2016 can be paid here.

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Glenn Jorgensen’s talk, “Why Epistemology is Important,” is now available here.