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My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.
                                                                                              Ayn Rand


Axiomatic Concepts

Ayn Rand once wrote: "Axioms are usually considered to be propositions identifying a fundamental, self-evident truth. But explicit propositions as auch are not primaries: they are made of concepts. The base of man's knowledge - of all other concepts, all axioms, propositions and thought - consists of axiomatic concepts..." What are axiomatic concepts? How many are there? Why are they necessary? How are they formed? Which concepts are axiomatic? How are they defined? How are they validated?

Thu, Jan 20, 8:30 PM, UC Rangos 1 *POSTPONED*

Posted Mon, Jan 17, 2005

Masculinity vs. Femininity

Ayn Rand once wrote: "For a woman qua woman, the essence of femininity is hero-worship - the desire to look up to man ... Intellectually and morally, i.e., as a human being, she has to be his equal; then the object of her worship is specifically his masculinity, not any human virtue she might lack." What exactly does this mean?

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Thu, Nov 4, 8:30 PM, UC Class of 87

Posted Mon, Nov 1, 2004

The Philosophy of Voting

Dr. John Lewis wrote: "Some people think that philosophy is irrelevant in this election; after all, there is a real emergency to be solved. But philosophy matters; it is why we have a deadly emergency." What are the relevant principles in this election? How does one decide how to vote in a modern election? In preparation for this meeting, these documents may be of interest to read:

For Bush: 1, 2

For Kerry: 1, 2

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Thu, Oct 14, 8:30 PM, HBH 1004

Posted Mon, Oct 11, 2004

Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life

Challenging the cultural tradition of 2,500 years, Ayn Rand became the foremost defender of individualism. Through interviews, stills and animated sequences Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life explores her life and her writings—from her days in Soviet Russia and her arrival in America to her career in the Hollywood of the '20s and '30s and her life as a controversial author.

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Thu, Sep 30, 8:30 PM, MM A14

Posted Mon, Sep 27, 2004


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