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The Peikoff Podcasts

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Dr. Peikoff answers questions about Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. His podcasts focus on human relationships, career, moral issues – not technical philosophy or practical politics.

The podcasts are available by single questions or as full episodes.

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What is the difference between “hate” and “despise,” and when is it proper to experience either?
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Date: January 22nd, 2008
Duration: 01:58
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What is Objectivism’s view on road ownership and mandatory auto insurance?
6 votes, average: 4.83 out of 56 votes, average: 4.83 out of 56 votes, average: 4.83 out of 56 votes, average: 4.83 out of 56 votes, average: 4.83 out of 5 (6 votes, average: 4.83 out of 5, rated)
Date: January 22nd, 2008
Duration: 02:09
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Is a non-interventionist, isolationist foreign policy the rational solution to America’s problem with the Middle-East and Islamic fundamentalism?
18 votes, average: 4.56 out of 518 votes, average: 4.56 out of 518 votes, average: 4.56 out of 518 votes, average: 4.56 out of 518 votes, average: 4.56 out of 5 (18 votes, average: 4.56 out of 5, rated)
Date: January 7th, 2008
Duration: 03:28
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I am a student. If I become a fiction writer, won’t I have to surrender the possibility of ever being number one in my field?
6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5 (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5, rated)
Date: January 7th, 2008
Duration: 02:32
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Topics: Career, Choice, Values
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Is it possible for a person to act in the absence of any emotional impetus to take that action?
2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5, rated)
Date: January 7th, 2008
Duration: 01:18
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Topics: Career, Choice, Values
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