Livestream events hosted by Objectivists are coming thick and fast now. Here’s a provocative live-stream internet event for tomorrow, Wednesday NZ time:
Morality and Religion
A talk at the University of Minnesota, live-streamed at: www.livestream.com/arsg
Description: If God is dead, is everything permitted?
How many times have you heard it said that without religion, morality is impossible? Good and evil would lose their meaning and no one would bother to do the right thing.
But what if the truth is actually the opposite? What if, on a proper conception of morality, religion is the enemy of the good? In this provocative talk, Dr. Onkar Ghate explores these questions from the unique perspective of Ayn Rand's radical rethinking of morality.
An extended Q&A will follow the talk.Who: Dr. Onkar Ghate, senior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute
What: A lecture examining good and evil and the role of religion in morality
When: Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. NZ time
Bio: Dr. Ghate teaches at the Institute's Objectivist Academic Center, speaks on philosophy and Objectivism across North America, and publishes scholarly articles on Ayn Rand's fiction and philosophy. His op-eds have appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Providence Journal, San Diego Business Journal, Orange County Register and BusinessWeek.com. He has given numerous radio interviews, including BBC Radio, and has appeared as a television guest on CNBC, KCET, Fox News Channel and the CBS Evening News. Dr. Ghate received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Calgary.
NB: As always with these live-streamed events, you can either watch them in the comfort of your own domicile, or if you’re near Mt Eden bring your lunch and join us here at the Organon Architecture offices, Level 1, 236 Dominion Rd (corner of Valley Rd and Dom Rd).