The Atlas Society Publishes Educational Webinar on Ethics

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"Living for Yourself" explores the purpose of a system of ethics and what individuals should look for in choosing one. It is the first in a five-part series on Objectivism.

Alexander R. Cohen is associate scholar at The Atlas Society

To know what the best of any kind of thing is—be it the best knife, the best life, or the best philosophy—one needs to identify the purpose of that kind of thing. This interactive webinar entitled "Living for Yourself," Alexander R. Cohen considers the purpose of a system of ethics and what individuals should look for in choosing one. It explores what it means to value something, and in particular, what it means to regard one's own life as ones ultimate value.

"Living for Yourself" Is Session 1 in a five-part webinar series featuring Alexander R. Cohen teaching on "Objectivism: A Rational Philosophy for the Hero in Your Soul." The remaining four sessions will be published in sequence.

Watch "Living for Yourself" here: http://www.atlassociety.org/living-yourself

About Alexander R. Cohen:
Alexander R. Cohen, who describes himself as a “philosopher-journalist,” is managing editor of The Atlas Society's Business Rights Center and associate scholar. He has lectured at The Atlas Society’s Summer Seminar (now called The Atlas Summit) every year since 2006 and attended the society’s Graduate Seminar every year since 2005. Alexander is a past recipient of the Atlas Society Graduate Scholarship.

Alexander studied journalism at American University. He then received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Law Review, and gained his master’s in philosophy from the City University of New York; he subsequently studied philosophy at the University of Virginia. From 2004-2005 Alexander served as an adjunct assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Alexander studied journalism at American University. He then received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the Law Review, and gained his master’s in philosophy from the City University of New York; he subsequently studied philosophy at the University of Virginia. From 2004-2005 Alexander served as an adjunct assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

About 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.

To learn more about the philosophy of Objectivism, click here: http://www.atlassociety.org/objectivism

Learn more about our webinars on Objectivism here: http://www.atlassociety.org/objectivism_online_courses

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