Objectivism Q&A with Gregory Salmieri

In this extensive Q&A on Objectivism, Gregory Salmieri, Anthem Foundation Fellow in philosophy, philosophy lecturer at Rutgers University and co-editor with Allan Gotthelf of A Companion to Ayn Rand, answers questions such as:

  • Is love and sex more than just hormones and self-interest?

  • What’s the justification for limiting the term of intellectual property rights?

  • Is Objectivism compatible with “liberalism” and “conservatism”?

  • Why must retaliatory force be put under objective control?

  • Why is living as a parasite worse than as a creator?

  • Isn’t the choice to live arbitrary?

This Q&A was originally recorded on November 11, 2016, when STudents for Reason, Individualism, Value pursuit, and Enterprise (STRIVE), a nationwide student organization, hosted its first Objectivism Q&A.

Next Monday, January 16, at 6:00 p.m. eastern, STRIVE will host yet another online, live Q&A on Objectivism with Salmieri. For information on how to submit questions in advance and how to join this event, click here.