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Ayn Rand’s Philosophic Achievement (Part 3)

Continued from Part 1 and Part 2 Having surveyed Ayn Rand’s philosophic achievement, let us consider whether there is some integrating theme that underlies the major breakthroughs I have covered. A philosophic system cannot of course be condensed. . .

Why Scientific Progress in Ethics Is Frozen

A narrow view of what ethics is about hinders scientific progress in the field.

Tackling Top 5 Objections to What Justice Demands

There are hyper-controversial subjects, and there are emotionally charged ones. Then there’s the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is both. And that’s something of an understatement. In my new book, What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli. . .

Just a Theory? How Darwin Discovered Evolution (Part 1)

According to a recent Gallup poll, 40 percent of Americans believe in creationism, agreeing most closely with the view that “God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.” By contrast. . .

An Interview with Free-Speech Advocate Jacob Mchangama

In 2005, editors at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten were concerned about a seeming climate of self-censorship on the subject of Islam. To assess the extent of that climate, they commissioned and published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. The. . .

The Vice of Nationalism

Occasionally we write about what we’re currently reading, watching or listening to — not at the level of a full review, but simply to point out arguments, perspectives and issues worth considering. This is one of those articles. Nationalism is. . .

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Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, ARI offers educational experiences, based on Ayn Rand’s books and ideas, for a variety of audiences, including students, educators, policymakers and lifelong learners. ARI also engages in research and advocacy efforts, applying Rand’s ideas to current issues and seeking to promote her philosophical principles of reason, rational self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism.

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