WHEN: June 29-July 1, 2012
WHERE: Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C.
WHO: individuals from all around the world interested in learning Objectivist values and ideas.
FROM: The Atlas Society
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Atlas Society Summer Seminar 2012
THEME: “Either-Or“. “Either-Or” is an affirmation of Aristotelian logic, particularly the tenets of the Law of identity (A = A; a thing is identical to itself), the Law of excluded middle (either A or not-A; a thing is either something or not that thing, no third option), and the Law of noncontradiction (not both A and not-A; a thing cannot be both true and not true in the same instant).
For this Seminar The Atlas Society will provide seminar scholarships to worthy students.
I am also very pleased to announce that I will have the honor of being part of this excellent group of lecturers (Click here to view entire program). In the two lectures I will discuss what is the real history of Capitalism. Te goal of my talk is that all attendees will be able of explaining accurately why and how Capitalism is a social system that has never existed in its full, perfect, and unregulated form. In Part 1, we will explore the growth and flourishing of the ideas of free-market capitalism in the 18th and 19th centuries. In Part 2, we will ook at the assault against capitalism in the 20th century and consider where we find ourselves today.
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REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER SEMINAR 2012
A new blog has been born for those of you interested in learning and discussing the principles of Capitalism. The title of the blog is “Laissez Faire: The Uncompromised Case for Capitalism” and is going to be written by Don Watkins and Yaron Brook from the Ayn Rand Institute. The blog aims to discuss the philosophic ideas that shape economic policy.
I invite you start following it and to start commenting their articles. Indeed, this is great news for the spread of Objectivism, the Philosophy of Ayn Rand!
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Today we are commemorating the birth of Ayn Rand. Ms. rand was a wonderful romantic realist novel writer that choose America as her home after fleeing from the USSR in the 1920s. Ms. Rand was the philosopher who made the first defense of the morality of Capitalist and who elaborated a complete philosophical system that she later called Objectivism.
Ms. Rand was the greatest advocate for individual rights and she is my heroine. It is in her ideas that I find daily inspiration to pursue happiness and objectivity in my life!
Today I share with you the audio to one of her most powerful lectures. “In March 1974, Ayn Rand faced the improbable task of lecturing on the crucial importance of philosophy—to the graduating class of West Point. She succeeded magnificently: she attracted three times the expected attendance, she elicited an enthusiastic ovation, and her lecture was reprinted in a new philosophy textbook published by the U.S. Military Academy. Relive this memorable occasion, and rediscover the irresistible intellectual power of Ayn Rand.”
Here is the link to Ms. Rand’s fabulous lecture in West Point
Jason Crawford, of The Rational Egoist opened a website: http://freeobjectivistbooks.org/ aimed at providing to young creative minds with the opportunity of receiving Free Philosophy books. The books are non-fiction and fiction and all are related to Objectivism, the Philosophy of Ayn Rand.
I invite you to apply for a book and take advantage of such a wonderful opportunity! Sign up today to get a free book, or to donate books to eager readers! And feel free to pass this on to a friend, forward it to a mailing list, or post it on a relevant board or group.