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Ayn Rand Conference Philadelphia

March 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

A one-day regional conference featuring ARI speakers.

Reason, Purpose, Self-Esteem: Keys to a Better Life and Society
How does one create a life worth living—a life of meaning and purpose and value? How does one build a better a society—one that supports human life and happiness?

For millennia, people have sought the answers in religion, looking to faith, hope and charity as the keys to a better life and society. In the twentieth century, a secularized form of these moral ideals swept the globe in the form of socialism, which offered its own vision of a better world.
But faith, hope and charity, in any of their forms, have not delivered a better life or society—and they cannot do so, argues Ayn Rand, the writer and philosopher famous for her bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.

What’s needed, in Rand’s view, is an alternative moral ideal—a new vision of what makes human life and happiness possible. In Rand’s philosophy, the keys to a better life and a better society are not faith, hope and charity but reason, purpose and self-esteem.

“My philosophy, in essence,” writes Rand, “is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.”

To learn more about Rand’s unique and radical philosophy, join us on March 14, at AynRandCon-Philadelphia. You’ll hear leading experts on Rand’s ideas explore her philosophy in depth. You’ll also meet other people who love Rand’s novels and are eager to explore her ideas. And you’ll have the chance to network with speakers, students, and professionals from various fields.

Do you have someone you would like to refer to AynRandCon-Dallas? Contact the conference team at students@aynrand.org for more information on referral discounts!


March 14, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT


Ayn Rand Institute
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