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All you need to know about… Ayn Rand and America *

To understand the USA today you need to understand Ayn Rand, one of its most influential novelists and philosophers. Dr. Herman de Regt will focus on Rand’s background, her philosophy, and its meaning for American business and the American dream. (language: English)

Program information
Date Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
Time 12:45-13:45
Location Black Box, Esplanade Building, Tilburg University
Admission Free
Speaker Herman de Regt, philosopher at Tilburg University.
Contact Has Klerx (Academic Forum).
Organisation Academic Forum
*Certificate This activity may count towards the Certificate Academic Forum

Ayn Rand

Who is Ayn Rand? Novelist, philosopher, and founding mother of present day American liberalism, leading ideologist of free market capitalism: Rand’s ideas form an essential strand in America's DNA. To understand the USA today one needs to understand why, after the Bible, Rand's novel ‘Atlas Shrugged’ is seen as the most influential book in American culture. In this presentation, Herman de Regt will focus on Rand’s background, the basic assumptions of her philosophy, and its meaning for American business and the American dream.

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Wanneer: 31 oktober 2017 12:45

Einddatum: 31 oktober 2017 13:45