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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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Can it ever be appropriate for a human being to feel emotions of love or compassion toward an animal?
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: April 21st, 2008
Duration: 02:55
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Is a study of at least the fundamentals of philosophy necessary for everybody?
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: April 21st, 2008
Duration: 01:36
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In Galt’s speech, why did Miss Rand choose to write, “higher than reality,” vs. “lower than reality”?
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Date: April 21st, 2008
Duration: 02:19
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How would an Objectivist look at pursuing a job slightly less fulfilling but with higher monetary reward? Would that be a sacrifice of values or just the recognition that one requires money to lead a decent life?
2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5
Date: April 7th, 2008
Duration: 04:03
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Topics: Career, Money, Values
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A response to Bill Gates recent statement about capitalism: “A kinder, gentler capitalism.”
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: March 24th, 2008
Duration: 01:08
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