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Ayn Rand’s Method for Slaying Monsters
We can’t rely on garlic, decapitation, or sunlight to repel the noxious creatures that we do inevitably encounter in life. In order to fortify ourselves against evil, we have to understand it.
The Tree of Life Massacre: Murder of the Good for Being Good
Our hearts go out to the victims of the massacre and to their friends and families, and our hats are off to the first responders and police.
The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking by Saifedean Ammous
Ammous places Bitcoin in a broad historical context and makes a good case that it has the potential to be the next stage in the evolution of sound money.
What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Elan Journo
What Justice Demands is a passionate affirmation of the sanctity of liberty that provides much-needed clarity on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Today Is the Last Day to Vote for Atlas Shrugged in “The Great American Read” Contest
Today is the last day to vote for your favorite novel in PBS’s “Great American Read” contest. Fans of Ayn Rand will be happy to see that Atlas Shrugged is included in the list.
The Overarching Integration: Values as Goals in Service of Life
In this, the final episode of “Facts, Values, and Flourishing,” we’ll review key elements of the material we’ve covered in this series, and we’ll consider the breadth and depth of the personal, social, and political implications of the principles at hand.
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal
In Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, Dutch-American primatologist Frans de Waal brings history, philosophy, and science to bear on this pregnant question.
Designing Your Life around Your Values and Desires
In this episode of “Facts, Values, and Flourishing,” we’ll discuss the difference between values and desires, and how to integrate the two toward making your life the best, most enjoyable life it can be.
You can now watch and share TOS-Con 2018 videos on YouTube!
If you missed TOS-Con 2018: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing—or if you attended and would like to share sessions with friends—check out this playlist.