Two Colorado Talks by Craig Biddle

 Posted by on 21 October 2005 at 5:27 pm  Uncategorized
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Please forward this announcement to anyone who might be interested in these exciting lectures!

Craig Biddle on “Ayn Rand’s Morality of Selfishness”

Date: November 3rd, 2005
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Math 100, University of Colorado at Boulder
URL: http://www.frontrangeobjectivism.com/cal/2005-11-3

Ayn Rand’s morality of selfishness, or rational egoism, is the only morality that is conducive to human life, personal happiness, and social harmony. It is the only moral code that provides people with a system of principles to guide their choices and actions in pursuit of their life-serving goals and values–from career, to love life, to friendships, to recreational activities. And it is the only moral code that provides an objective foundation for the protection of individual rights–and thus for the establishment and maintenance of a fully free, fully civilized society. This talk introduces the principles of rational egoism, concretizes them with real-life examples, and shows why everyone who wants to live happily and freely needs to understand and embrace them.

Craig Biddle is a popular Objectivist speaker and writer on ethical and epistemological issues. He is the author of Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It. He is currently writing a book on the principles of rational thinking.

This lecture is free and open to the public. It’s sponsored by the Boulder Objectivist Club.

The Boulder Objectivist Club is a student group at the University of Colorado dedicated to studying Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism and how it relates to today’s world. (The Boulder Objectivist Club is independent of Front Range Objectivism.) If you have questions, please contact Jared Seehafer at seehafer@colorado.edu.

Craig Biddle on “Living Purposefully”

Date: November 5th, 2005
Time: 6:00 pm (Social Hour), 7:00 pm (Buffet Dinner), 8:00 pm (Lecture and Q&A)
Location: West Woods Golf Club, 6655 Quaker Street in Arvada, Colorado
RSVP: Please RSVP by November 2nd to Lin Zinser at lin@zinser.com or 303.431.2525. Mail check to FROST to 8700 Dover Court, Arvada, CO 80005.
Cost: $50 for dinner and lecture ($30 for students)
Link: http://www.frontrangeobjectivism.com/cal/2005-11-5

Objectivism holds that one’s success in life depends on one’s choosing and achieving three cardinal values: reason, purpose, and self-esteem. While much has been said about reason and self-esteem, relatively little has been said about purpose. What exactly is this value? How does one embrace it? What does it mean to live purposefully?

This lecture examines the nature and importance of purpose, surveying its place in the Objectivist ethics, its role in both motivation and thinking, its relationship to the virtues, and potential misconceptions of the value (such as the error of freezing “purpose” at the level of “central purpose” or “career”) which can retard one’s life. The lecture aims to expand one’s understanding of this vital concept and thus to enhance one’s ability to live fully selfishly.

Craig Biddle is a popular Objectivist speaker and writer on ethical and epistemological issues. He is the author of Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It. He is currently writing a book on the principles of rational thinking.

Please RSVP with Lin Zinser by November 2 for this motivating and practical talk. (You can mail your reservation and check to 8700 Dover Court, Arvada, CO 80005.) Also, please note the price for the entire evening is $50, $30 for students. To sit at the head table and converse with Craig Biddle during dinner, please contact Lin Zinser directly by phone (303.431.2525) or by e-mail (lin@zinser.com).

FROST (Front Range Objectivist Supper Talks) brings nationally known and respected Objectivist speakers to Denver for delicious dinners and stimulating lectures on a variety of topics about five times per year. Anyone is welcome, including people unfamiliar with Objectivism. If you awish to receive announcements of FROST events, please join the mailing list. If you have questions, please contact Lin Zinser at lin@zinser.com.

Also, I’ve posted a bit more information on the March Weekend Conference on Law. Most exciting is the confirmation of Dana Berliner as a lecturer. So the four main speakers will be Dana Berliner, Eric Daniels, Amy Peikoff, and Tara Smith. As I’ve already said, this conference is a fantastic reason to travel to Denver. Remember that March is a great time to ski or snowboard in the Colorado Rockies!

   
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