The Atlas Society Publishes Video Series on "The Perception of Causality"

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The two-part video series, "The Perception of Causality" features philosopher David Kelley. Kelley is the author of " The Evidence of the Senses."

Philosopher and author David Kelley

Knowledge of the world, and the ability of humans to act in it, depends on the grasp of causal relationships among things—the ways they act and interact. How can cause and effect be identified? Where does such knowledge begin? In "The Perception of Causality," Objectivist philosopher David Kelley discusses the issues of whether and how humans perceive causality, drawing on the theory of perception in his book "The Evidence of the Senses." He also addresses recent and related work by other Objectivists.

View part 1 of "The Perception of Causality" here:

View part 2 of "The Perception of Causality" here:

David Kelley earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University and taught cognitive science and philosophy at Vassar College and Brandeis University. His articles on social issues and public policy have appeared in Harpers, The Sciences, Reason, Harvard Business Review, The Freeman, and elsewhere. His books include Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence; The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand"; "The Evidence of the Senses; and The Art of Reasoning, one of the most widely used logic textbooks in the country. Kelley is founder and executive director of The Atlas Society.


The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism: the philosophy of reason, achievement, individualism, and freedom. Our scholars work to further develop this philosophy born in the mid-twentieth century. We present the empowering principles of Objectivism to a global audience, and offer those principles as a rational and moral alternative in the marketplace of philosophical ideas.

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-Academic training of young intellectuals.
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