In this episode, made available by The Ayn Rand Institute, Gloria Álvarez interviews philosopher Gregory Salmieri about Ayn Rand and Objectivism. They explore many of the issues raised in Foundations of a Free Society: Reflections on Ayn Rand’s Political Philosophy, the book Salmieri edited together with Robert Mayhew. Álvarez and Salmieri also address why Ayn Rand found it necessary to develop a new philosophy and why she named it “Objectivism.” They discuss the issue of parental obligations to children in a free society, the concept of self-ownership, and other engaging topics.
Free will cannot be proven because it is the foundation of any proof of anything. It is determinism and not free will that is an illusion.