Rational Radicalism

Thursday, September 8th at 6:00 PM.


The inaugural lecture in our new Objectivism Program.

Radicals are people whose convictions represent a fundamental alternative to the premises on which their society’s institutions are based and which are presupposed by all major factions in contemporary debates. Abstracting away from Objectivism’s specific radical positions, Dr. Salmieri makes a case for radicalism as such—for challenging the fundamental ideas taken for granted in today’s political and cultural conflicts. He identifies some of the common errors into which radicals (of all stripes fall) and articulates principles by which radicals can appreciate what is good in their society (without taking less seriously what is wrong with it), and by which they can navigate their society’s institutions and work to reform them.

Join us in person at RHH 4.408 or on Youtube Live here.

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Gregory Salmieri is a senior scholar of philosophy in the Salem Center, where he holds the Brigham Fellowship for the Study of Objectivism. He is the co-editor of A Companion to Ayn Rand (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016) and Foundations of a Free Society (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019).