The Atlas Society Publishes Video Presentation on the History and State of the Objectivist Movement

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"Truth and Toleration: Twenty Years Later" presents an overview of Objectivism from its early roots to the current day. David Kelley, a key Objectivist leader, is the presenter in this video.

Philosopher and author David Kelley

In "Truth and Toleration Twenty Years Later," a video presentation published by The Atlas Society, philosopher David Kelley surveys the history and current state of the Objectivist movement.

"Truth and Toleration" was originally a monograph written by Kelley in the context of a bitter schism within the movement. It was both a work of philosophy and a manifesto regarding how a healthy Objectivist movement should function.

Now, 20 years later, Kelley presents a comprehensive "state of the movement" analysis.

Given the increased "visibility" of Ayn Rand and the philosophy which she founded, this presentation should be of interest to objectivists, libertarians, and political analysts and reporters.

Watch "Truth and Toleration Twenty Years Later" here:

This presentation was made at the 2010 Free Minds Conference held in Alexandria. Virginia.

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.

We do this through a variety of programs, which include:

-Original scholarly research which further develops the philosophy.
-Academic training of young intellectuals.
-Publishing and commissioning influential books and monographs.
-Our rich multi-media website
-Original commentary and op-eds published in mainstream media.
-Speeches and media appearances.

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