Spring 2014 • Vol. 9, No. 1

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From the Editor, Spring 2014

Welcome to the Spring 2014 issue of The Objective Standard, which begins our ninth year of publication. I want first and foremost to extend an enormous “thank you” to all of our subscribers, donors, and writers, whose material, moral, and intellectual support made our first eight years possible and laid the groundwork for what is to come. Without your initial and sustained support, TOS simply would not exist. With your support, this hub of Objectivist intellectual output is not merely existing, but thriving, expanding, and reaching more and more minds with the ideas on which human life and civilized society depend. From all of us at TOS: Thank you. Now, on to the contents at hand. First up are the introduction and opening chapter of my forthcoming book, Thinking in Principles: The Science of Selfishness. I began work on this book in 2003 and completed a rough draft in 2004, but, after committing in 2005 to the launch of TOS, I found myself temporarily unable to dedicate the kind of time and intellectual energy necessary to make further progress on a book of this depth. Now, however, with the bumps and hitches of the early years behind us,. . . Continue »

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Aristotle Versus Religion

Andrew Bernstein February 21, 2014 AudioPDF

Offers a concise history of the relationships and conflicts between Aristotelianism and the three major monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; illustrates the varying degrees to which Western and Middle Eastern cultures accepted or rejected The Philosopher's ideas and attempted to mix them with religion; and shows the power of rational ideas to sustain and further human life and the power of irrational ideas to throttle and thwart it.



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