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Friday, June 26 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Open versus Closed Objectivism part 1

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David Kelley founded The Atlas Society (originally: The Institute for Objectivist Studies) to promote the idea of Ayn Rand's philosophy as an open and growing system of ideas. But many admirers of Rand hold to a different view, one promoted by Leonard Peikoff, Rand's heir, which hold that Objectivism is a closed system consisting of all and only Ayn Rand's own philosophical statements. In these two sessions, David Kelley and Atlas Society CEO Aaron Day will discuss the history and meaning of this debate, and argue that a philosophical system can only thrive on the basis of recognizing each individual's need to judge ideas for himself. (This session ends at Noon.)

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Aaron Day

Aaron Day is CEO of The Atlas Society. He has eleven years of CEO and start-up experience and personal domain expertise. Day remains chairman and CEO of Tangerine Wellness and was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Industry Ventures, a technology-focused venture capital firm. He served from 1995 to 2001 as Chairman/CEO of Iconomy, an e-commerce ASP (acquired). Prior to Iconomy, Mr. Day helped implement a state of the art software system for the largest... Read More →
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David Kelley

Chief Intellectual Officer, The Atlas Society
David Kelley is the founder and Chief Intellectual Officer of The Atlas Society. After earning a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 1975, he joined the philosophy department of Vassar College, where he remained until 1984. He has also taught at Brandeis University as a visiting lecturer. Among his books are Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence; The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand; The Evidence of the Senses, a... Read More →


Friday June 26, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

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