A Closer Look at Objectivism #520

April 12, 2019

Update: the previous file had overlapping tracks during the second interview. This has now been fixed.

This week we broach the topic of Objectivism. We'll be speaking with Keith Lockitch, senior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, about the philosophy of Objectivism as it's taught through Ayn Rand's writings. Then we'll speak with Denise Cummins, cognitive scientist, author and fellow at the Association for Psychological Science, about the impact of Objectivist ideology on society.

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Guest Bios

Keith Lockitch

Dr Keith Lockitch is a senior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, an educational think tank that aims to grow awareness of Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Rand's bestselling novels "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" have attracted millions of devoted fans and inspired a growing Objectivist movement. Keith writes, speaks and teaches for ARI and is a senior editor for its digital journal New Ideal. He holds a Ph.D. in physics and has done postdoctoral research in relativistic astrophysics.

Denise Cummins

Dr. Denise Cummins is a cognitive scientist, author, and elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. She has held faculty and research positions at Yale University, the University of California, the University of Illinois, and the Center for Adaptive Behavior at the Max Planck Institute in Berlin. In her Psychology Today blog, Scientific American, and PBS NewsHour articles, she writes about what she and other cognitive scientists are discovering about the way people think, solve problems, and make decisions.