The Undercurrent is pleased to announce the release of our Fall 2013 campaign lecture, “Rethinking Selfishness” by Onkar Ghate. This campaign lecture, held at Stanford University, is part of a larger campaign, aimed at promoting Ayn Rand’s idea of selfishness on campuses nationwide.
Dr. Onkar Ghate’s lecture explores 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 explains 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.
For more on how The Undercurrent plans to promote rational selfishness on campus, check out our campaign website: It’s Your Life. Own It!
Special thanks go to The Ayn Rand Institute, who co-sponsored this event.
The Undercurrent is a magazine distributed at college campuses and communities across the country. We release a print edition once per semester, and in the interim, regularly post additional articles, blog entries, and campus media responses reports to our website.
The Undercurrent's cultural commentary is based on Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Objectivism, which animates Ayn Rand's fiction, is a systematic philosophy of life. It holds that the universe is orderly and comprehensible, that man survives by reason, that his life and happiness comprise his highest moral purpose, and that he flourishes only in a society that protects his individual rights.
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