Navigating Schisms in the Objectivist Movement

Heated disputes, protracted conflicts, and outright schisms are common in intellectual movements—even in the positive, rational movements, such as Objectivism. In the just-published essay “Of Schisms, Public and Private,” Onkar Ghate and Harry Binswanger discuss why schisms occur within intellectual movements, and the principles that guide ARI in navigating them. Elan Journo interviews Drs. Ghate … Continue reading Navigating Schisms in the Objectivist Movement

The Meaning of Russia’s War on Ukraine

Russian’s war against Ukraine has riveted world attention. Protesters within Russia have opposed their own regime’s war, and around the world many have voiced support for Ukraine. Onkar Ghate, Elan Journo and Aaron Smith analyze the philosophic meaning of the war, the global reactions to it, and the war’s wider implications for America and freedom. … Continue reading The Meaning of Russia’s War on Ukraine

What “9 Life Lessons from Ayn Rand” Gets Right (and Wrong)

The highly trafficked “Philosophies for Life” Youtube channel released a video attempting to distill “9 Life Lessons from Ayn Rand.” The 25 minute video has gained more than 44,000 views so far: how well does it succeed at its goal? Compared to how Rand is often treated by professional intellectuals, the video is remarkable for … Continue reading What “9 Life Lessons from Ayn Rand” Gets Right (and Wrong)