FTNCI 060: Objectivism Book Study (Week 02) — Causality and Identity

The Objectivism Book Study is meeting through 2022 to study Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, by Leonard Peikoff.

This is for anyone wanting to…

-Get to know Christians defending individual rights and capitalism.

-Sharpen skills in defending America’s unique principles.

-Explore connections between Christianity and Ayn Rand’s ideas.

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This week, the reading was:
Ch. 1 – Causality as a corollary of identity 12-16
Ch. 1 – Existence as possessing primacy over consciousness 17-23

Main topics for discussion include:
-Why do we need philosophy at all?
-Why do the axioms need to be used at all?
-Why are Rand’s axioms correct? Why not some others?
-What is the real life benefit of knowing about these axioms?


List of Dates and Readings

Why Christians Should Reconsider Ayn Rand

About Us (For the New Christian Intellectual)

Ayn Rand and Christianity?

Christianity + Western Civilization

The Plunder of the Egyptians

Americanism Book Study

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