Peikoff’s Fourth Podcast

On December 11, Leonard Peikoff issued his fourth podcast, in which he answers questions about Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand.

Peikoff takes on four questions in that installment. First, what does Objectivism have to say about having and raising children? Peikoff briefly describes how parents can help their children develop physically, morally, and intellectually. Second, what is the moral status of labor unions, and, more generally, how should one function in a world with widespread government controls? Third, what is the relationship between the alleviation of pain and moral standards? Finally, are individual preferences in music subjective?

Those unfamiliar with the ideas of Rand and Peikoff will likely find the podcasts an accessible source for some basic applications of the philosophy.