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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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Do you see any philosophical reason why artificial intelligence must be impossible, or is it purely a technical question?
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Date: May 26th, 2008
Duration: 01:55
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How could I ever sit down to write a novel…as soon as I think, “It’s got to be a great novel; it’s got to be a perfect novel,”…I think of Ayn Rand, and I’m paralyzed.
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Date: May 26th, 2008
Duration: 01:51
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Is Ayn Rand’s love for the music of composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff, in any way diminished or compromised by virtue of insecurities he harbored over his music?
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: 02:38
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What is the root cause of the business practice of mediocrity?
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Date: May 19th, 2008
Duration: 03:32
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Topics: Career, Money, Values
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Should an Objectivist pursue a serious romantic relationship with a Christian?
11 votes, average: 4.73 out of 511 votes, average: 4.73 out of 511 votes, average: 4.73 out of 511 votes, average: 4.73 out of 511 votes, average: 4.73 out of 5
Date: May 19th, 2008
Duration: 05:15
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