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Reason, Faith and the Road to “Alternative Facts”

Tara Smith

Presented at: AynRandCon USA-Live 2020

Date: Nov 07, 2020

Respect for reason has suffered a notable decline in recent decades. This lecture examines one of the central contributors: the attempt to evade the fundamental alternative between reason and faith. It surveys numerous ways in which people disparage reason (sometimes unwittingly) and explains why the prevalent tendency to fudge the reason/faith alternative cannot succeed—and has actually hastened reason’s decline.


Parts: 1

Handout: none