independence



Altruism vs. Second-handedness

August 24, 2014

“What are the relationships of and differences between altruism and second-handedness?” In answering this question, Craig Biddle clarifies the respective meaning of each concept, identifying one as a theory of morality and the other as a psychological malady, discussing their essential differences and similarities, and contrasting these concepts and relationships. . . Continue »





The Trinity of Liberty: Individualism, Individual Rights, and Independent Thinking

September 23, 2012

Here’s a speech I gave at Universidad Francisco Marroquín earlier this month. Check it out via YouTube, or download the mp3 file. Enjoy! https://youtube.com/watch?v=6RbDooJ81lw Like this post? Join our mailing list to receive our weekly digest. And for in-depth commentary from an Objectivist perspective, subscribe to our quarterly journal, The. . . Continue »


Gaiman: “Live as Only You Can”

May 23, 2012

Neil Gaiman, author of The Sandman comics and novels such as Stardust and Coraline, recently delivered the commencement address to The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Though he tailored his advice for students of the arts, much of what he had to say applies to any field: If you have. . . Continue »