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.
How To Celebrate Ayn Rand’s Birthday
February 2nd is the birthday of Ayn Rand, the author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. Ayn Rand developed and defended Objectivism, a philosophy that advocates “rational selfishness.”