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The Peikoff Podcasts

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Dr. Peikoff answers questions about Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. His podcasts focus on human relationships, career, moral issues – not technical philosophy or practical politics.

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To YB: I become really angry when I debate liberals. I use facts and logic, but once it becomes clear that they are too ignorant for me to communicate with, I switch to tearing them to shreds to make examples of them. Does this approach help or hurt Objectivism?
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Date: January 18th, 2016
Duration: 02:34
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Upon quitting a job on not the best terms with my employer, I noticed that in my final paycheck, the company had given me a few hundred dollars more than the hours I worked. Should I inform them?
5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 55 votes, average: 5.00 out of 55 votes, average: 5.00 out of 55 votes, average: 5.00 out of 55 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
Date: January 4th, 2016
Duration: 02:27
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Topics: Money, Morality
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Is it irrational to not like someone and not want to be around him or her for relatively superficial reasons?
4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
Date: January 4th, 2016
Duration: 03:09
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Topics: Practicality
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What is the moral principle governing the acceptance of wealth through inheritance when the money willed is associated with pain and suffering, and when the majority is ill-begotten through corruption and robbery?
4 votes, average: 4.75 out of 54 votes, average: 4.75 out of 54 votes, average: 4.75 out of 54 votes, average: 4.75 out of 54 votes, average: 4.75 out of 5
Date: January 4th, 2016
Duration: 02:44
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Topics: Morality
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According to Objectivism values are chosen voluntarily. But aren’t some values automatic or innate, for example sex. Who doesn’t like sex?
4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 54 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
Date: January 4th, 2016
Duration: 01:21
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Topics: Sex, Values
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