The Atlas Society Publishes Educational Webinar on Objectivist Values and Virtues

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"Values and Virtues" is the third in a five-part series on the practical application of Objectivism

Alexander R. Cohen is associate scholar at The Atlas Society

Because a human being has a specific nature, there are certain values every individual needs to pursue, and certain ways of pursuing them—the virtues—we all need to use. Some of these virtues are exercised primarily within oneself; some pertain essentially to one’s relationships with others. In this webinar Alexander R. Cohen explores the nature of virtue and introduces the major Objectivist virtues. He indicates how virtues relate to survival, flourishing, and happiness. He shows that Objectivism’s brand of egoism calls for offering others benefits rather than harms, and that it is a very demanding moral code.

"Values and Virtues" is Session 3 in a five-part webinar series featuring Alexander R. Cohen teaching on "Objectivism: A Rational Philosophy for the Hero in Your Soul." The remaining sessions will be published in sequence.

Watch "Values and Virtues" here:

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.

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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