Objectivism: Ayn Rand's Philosophic Revolution
by Dr. Harry Binswanger
In her novels Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead and in eight nonfiction books, Ayn Rand presents her unique philosophy, a systematic philosophy of reason, egoism, and capitalism.
She named her philosophy "Objectivism" because it proceeds from the axiom that "existence exists" and champions objectivity in all areas--cognition, values, law, and art. Ayn Rand described Objectivism as "a philosophy for living on earth," and part of Objectivism is the recognition that a rational philosophy of life is a crucial, practical need of every individual.
Objectivism offers a radical alternative to any system you have ever encountered. It opposes both religion and the philosophy which has dominated Western culture since Immanuel Kant's "Copernican Revolution" two centuries ago--the philosophy of subjectivism and collectivism.
In this talk, Dr. Binswanger, an associate of the late Ayn Rand, will defend her claim to have presented the first fully rational and consistent philosophy. We invite you to come and decide for yourself if this assessment is warranted.