Saturday, October 21, 2006

Objectivism & Skepticism: A Good Match?

Sat, Nov 11, 2:30- 4:30 pm - Dr. Ed Hudgins, Objectivist Center Executive Director
Tysons-Pimmit Library, Falls Church, VA near West Falls Church Metro (Map-Directions)
Free NCAS 20th AnniversaryThat's Nice, Prove It! button to all at this event. (Flyer)
In this talk, Dr. Hudgins will show how Objectivism is founded on rational principles. The Objectivist philosophy complements healthy Skepticism by offering those who value reason, science and freedom a complete and coherent morality of rational, responsible self-interested individualism -- from which overall societal good emerges inherently.

Hudgins will explain how self-interest is essential for a rational culture fit for humans at their best -- a society that avoids pre-modern mysticism and post-modern relativism and rejection of reality. He will also address misconceptions about the Objectivist philosophy, including the concern of some that Objectivism is a cult.

Dr. Hudgins is executive director of The Objectivist Center and its Atlas Society ( He was editor of Regulation magazine and director of regulatory studies at the Cato Institute, where he pushed books on trade, the Postal Service and space policy. He also worked for the Joint Economic Committee of Congress and was director of the Center for International Economic Growth at the Heritage Foundation. Hudgins has a BA in government and politics from the University of Maryland , an MA in political theory and history from American University and a Ph.D. in political philosophy and international relations at Catholic University of America.

On November 11 please call NCAS at 301 587-3827 for a recorded message -- if there may be any last minute program changes due to inclement weather, etc.