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What Makes Ayn Rand’s Philosophy Distinctive?

Onkar Ghate

Presented at: Philosophy for Living on Earth

Date: Oct 30, 2019

Have you ever wondered what Ayn Rand’s philosophy—which she called “Objectivism”—is all about? How did she become such a controversial figure with millions of fans who love her novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged but also with many critics who call her books and ideas “evil”?
Join Onkar Ghate, a senior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, for a discussion of Objectivism. He will especially explore Rand’s moral and religious views, which are at the heart of her radicalness. Ghate will also discuss why she champions self-interest and how she developed a new conception of a moral hero.


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