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Answering Life’s Big Questions

Have you ever wondered whether there can be good without God? Does love require you to sacrifice for your partner? Should you follow your head or your emotions? Do you have free will? Life is full of such big questions, and we all need to grapple with them.

For Ayn Rand, finding answers to these important issues is the task of a field most people see as irrelevant to their lives: philosophy. Rand held that philosophy plays a crucial role in our lives — and called her own philosophy of Objectivism “a philosophy for living on earth.”

Philosophy for Living on Earth is the theme of the Ayn Rand Institute’s new free weekly webinar series. The series explores some of life’s big questions from Rand’s philosophical perspective. And it does so in an interactive way: during each webinar, the audience gets the invaluable chance to ask questions live, interact with ARI experts, and even propose topics for future webinars. Recent topics have included: “Should I go by reason or by faith?” “Can there be good without God?” “Does love require sacrifice?” “What is self-esteem, and how do I get it?” You can catch up on past webinars, below.

Upcoming topics include “What are rights and where do they come from?” by Harry Binswanger and “Isn’t everybody selfish?” by Gregory Salmieri.

Register today for the webinar series here. If you miss the live webcast, Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, you can listen to recordings on the ARI Live! podcast or watch them here (click on the “Past Recording” tab).

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Agustina Vergara Cid

Agustina Vergara Cid, LL.B. and LL.M., is a junior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute.

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