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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.

The podcasts are available by single questions or as full episodes.

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If two people are engaged in physical activity such as sex, and one person has a heart attack during the activity, is the healthy person violating the injured person’s rights by not seeking help for the injured person?
2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
Date: June 2nd, 2008
Duration: 02:07
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Isn’t reproduction a source of values in its own right just as your individual life?
3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
Date: June 2nd, 2008
Duration: 01:42
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Topics: Happiness, Sex, Values
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If a person holds the right standard of self-esteem is it still possible to feel a lack of self-esteem as a result of psychological or psycho-epistemological thinking problems?
3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 53 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5
Date: May 26th, 2008
Duration: 01:55
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Did determinism hold true on this planet until humans obtained their volitional capacity?
3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 53 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5
Date: May 26th, 2008
Duration: 01:45
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If five people are in an emergency room dying, and one healthy person in the waiting room could save them all if we used his organs, is it morally permissible to do this even though he’ll die?
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: May 26th, 2008
Duration: 03:07
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