The Undercurrent is proud to announce the release of the final episode of the “Under The Surface” series. The series aims to present Objectivist ideas in a relatable manner to those students who are either unfamiliar with Ayn Rand’s philosophy, or who hold common misconceptions about Objectivism.
In the fourth and final installment, we summarize the implications of the earlier episodes. What one upholds when one affirms the importance of choosing one’s own standards, of finding meaning in one’s life, and being willing to fight for one’s vision of what is meaningful, is a code of morality. But it is a code of morality unlike most conventional codes of morality. It is a code of the morality of self-interest. Subjects interviewed discuss what the self really is, what its interests are, and why pursuing these interest demands a rigorous set of standards. The most important of these standards is that we not sacrifice the interests of the
self, not to anyone or anything else.
We’d like to extend another big thanks to Magnanimous Media, who helped us produce this high-quality video.
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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