This page features selected highlights from Q-&-A sessions recorded at ARI Lecture Series events. These excerpts focus on the issue of reason vs. faith. The talks from which these questions were excerpted can be viewed free of charge; full-length recordings that include lectures and complete Q-&-A sessions can be purchased from the Ayn Rand Bookstore.
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Question 1 of 8
Yaron Brook and Onkar Ghate discuss the roles of reason and faith in Western civilization.
Question 2 of 8
Yaron Brook and Onkar Ghate discuss the incompatibility of faith and reason.
Question 3 of 8
Yaron Brook and Onkar Ghate explain why morality and the fulfillment of human needs are not dependent on religion.
Question 4 of 8
Onkar Ghate discusses why Objectivism is fundamentally incompatible with mysticism.
Question 5 of 8
Yaron Brook discusses how capitalism could develop from a culture that upheld Christian ethics.
Question 6 of 8
Leonard Peikoff addresses the claim that Old Testament law is the basis for morality.
Question 7 of 8
Onkar Ghate discusses the crucial need to promote reason in the culture.
Question 8 of 8
Onkar Ghate and Yaron Brook explain why moral concepts do not depend on religion for their validity.