One of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s newest student organizations is kicking off the semester with a philosophical discussion.
Rea$on: Objectivist Thought in Whitewater is a student group recognized by the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) headquartered in Irvine, Calif.
The goal of the group is to create an understanding of Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism through reading Objectivist essays and listening to guest speakers. Rand wrote several popular books in the 1940s and 1950s, including “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged.”
The inaugural speaker is Andrew Bernstein, a professor of philosophy at Marist College in Poughkeepsie N.Y., who will speak at UW-Whitewater on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. at Timmerman Auditorium in Timothy J. Hyland Hall. A question and answer period and a book signing will follow.
Bernstein’s presentation, “An Introduction to Objectivism,” will discuss the meaning of life, values and selfishness, heroism and capitalism.
“We hope Dr. Bernstein’s presentation will captivate people and encourage them to join our organization,” said sophomore Jonathan Bomberg, founder of Rea$on.
The event is free and open to all interested individuals, groups and organizations.
For more information on this event or Rea$on in general, email Jonathan Bomberg or call 262-443-9929.