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Thursday, June 19 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Introductory Course 3: Valuable Virtues

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Part 3 of the special Thursday, June 19, Objectivist Education Program Introductory Course: “Objectivism: A Rational Philosophy for the Hero in Your Soul”

Because a human being has a specific nature, there are certain values every one of us needs to pursue, and certain ways of pursuing them—the virtues—we all need to use. Some of these virtues are exercised primarily within oneself; some pertain essentially to one’s relationships with others. This lecture will explore the nature of virtue and introduce the major Objectivist virtues. It will indicate how virtues relate to survival, flourishing, and happiness. It will show that Objectivism’s brand of egoism calls for offering others benefits rather than harms, and that it is a very demanding moral code.




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Alexander R. Cohen

Philosopher / Activist, The Center for the Individual
Alexander R. Cohen, JD, MA, an independent writer, editor, and scholar. He has taught Objectivism at the introductory level and at TAS’s Graduate Seminar, and he has lectured at the Atlas Summit (or its predecessor events) every year since 2006. He has also been an Associate Scholar at The Atlas Society as well as managing editor of the Business Rights Center. Cohen studied philosophy at the graduate level at the City University of New... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Loft South Manchester Country Club

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