Intermediate Semester Schedule
Rationality and Objectivity
Suggested campus talks
Andrew Bernstein: "Introduction to Objectivism"
Harry Binswanger: "Objectivism: Ayn Rand's Philosophical Revolution"
Leonard Peikoff: "Why Should One Act on Principle?" (In Lending Library)
Edwin Locke: "Reason and Emotion"
Peter Schwartz: "Barriers to Cognition"
Tara Smith: "Rationality and Objectivity" (6 tapes)
Suggested reading list
Ayn Rand: "The Metaphysical Versus the Man-Made" Philosophy: Who Needs It
Ayn Rand: "Philosophical Detection" Philosophy: Who Needs It
Ayn Rand: "Who Is the Final Authority in Ethics?" The Voice of Reason
Ayn Rand: "The 'Conflicts' of Men's Interests" The Virtue of Selfishness
Ayn Rand: "Doesn't Life Require Compromise?" The Virtue of Selfishness
Leonard Peikoff: Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, chapters 4-5 and chapter 7, subsection "Rationality as the Primary Virtue"
Note: If you decide to work through selections from Leonard Peikoff's Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, a good approach is to read a section as homework before each meeting.