Dr. Onkar Ghate will deliver a lecture, “Rethinking Selfishness: Ayn Rand’s New Conception of Egoism,” and hold a public Q&A on Thursday, October 24th, at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern. His lecture will explore how Rand challenges us to radically reconsider our beliefs about right and wrong, why our misunderstandings about the notion of selfishness impair our ability to think about morality, and how Rand’s conception of self-interest is distinctive. Dr. Ghate will explain why selfishness has served him as source of unconventional but inspiring moral guidance and why Rand teaches that morality is about creating a self whose interests you can truly speak of advancing.
A live stream will be available, and the Objectivist student groups at Austin, Loyola Chicago, UW-Madison, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Arizona and Temple University, are all organizing mass viewing parties.
Room 290 location and parking:
The live stream link will be posted closer to the event date, here (where you can also RSVP for the event):
Dr. Ghate is a senior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute. He teaches at the Institute’s Objectivist Academic Center, speaks on philosophy and Objectivism across North America, and publishes scholarly articles on Ayn Rand’s fiction and philosophy. His op-eds have appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Foxnews.com, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Providence Journal, San Diego Business Journal, Orange County Register and BusinessWeek.com. He has given numerous radio interviews, including NPR, BBC Radio, and has appeared as a television guest on CNBC, KCET, Fox News Channel and the CBS Evening News. Dr. Ghate received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Calgary.