There are two upcoming events that are likely to be of interest to Ayn Rand Society members.
The first event—the one not put on by the ARS—is a panel at next week’s conference of the British Society for the History of Philosophy.
The Ayn Rand Society will be holding a session on “Aristotle and Rand on Axioms” at the upcoming APA Eastern Division meeting in Philadelphia on Friday, January 10 from 7:00 to 10:00pm. James Lennox (Professor Emeritus of the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh and the co-secretary of the ARS) will be presenting his paper “Ayn Rand and Aristotle: Axioms and their Validation,” and Michail Peramatzis of Oxford University will be presenting a comment.
While on vacation in California the November 3rd and 10th issues of The Economist arrived in the mail, which I thus read more or less simultaneously upon my return.
My usual practice is to turn to the ‘Science and Technology’ and ‘Book Review’ sections first, and two reviews, in particular, caught my eye, one of John Gray’s Seven Types of Atheism (Nov.
On Wednesday January 9th from 7:00 to 10:00pm, the Ayn Rand Society will have a session in New York City as part of the American Philosophical Society’s (APA) Eastern Division Meeting.
This year our topic is the virtue of integrity, and the panel is built around a new paper by Carrie-Ann Biondi (Marymount Manhattan College) on “Being Integrated: A Labor of Self-Love.”
The paper will be followed by comments by Christian Miller (Wake Forest University) and me.
I gather that there is a scandal in Denmark concerning some private parties took advantage of some provisions in the Danish tax codes that enabled them to somehow reap tax revenues and these parties cited Ayn Rand’s moral philosophy as justifying their actions. I recently had a brief correspondence with a Danish journalist writing about the case, and was quoted in his story about it. Since I don’t read Danish, I’m not in a position to comment on the story itself.
Stephen Hicks has a new piece in the Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers titled “Self-interest in Ayn Rand.” The Encyclopedia, which seems to be in its early days, is part of a project at Paterborn University called History of Women Philosophers and Scientists.
It is nice to see both that Rand is being included in projects on the history of philosophy, and that the editors of this project found someone knowledgeable about Rand to write the piece.