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Unofficial Index to Dr. Peikoff's Podcasts

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This is an index to Dr. Peikoff's podcasts, available on his website as well as on iTunes.

This is an unofficial index, compiled by fans, not by professional editors. Any such index probably contains mistakes. In Episode 62 -- May 18, 2009 (about midway), Dr. Peikoff actually discussed the problems inherent in compiling an index like this one. Dr. Peikoff has not seen this index; please consider this a "fan index", with all the problems with misinterpretation that come with that.

Much of this index contains the questions that other people (not necessarily Objectivists) have asked. Thus, a question -- as framed -- may misrepresent Rand or Objectivism by the assumptions implied in the way it is framed. Only listening to the actual recording will provide the full context and Dr. Peikoff's reply. Use at your own risk.

Nevertheless, hopefully -- E&OE -- this index will be helpful in searching for references.

To view the entire topic as a single web-page, click "Options" and then"Print this page". Once done, the browsers "Find in page" should suffice for most searches.

This topic is locked, as it is only meant to act as an index. To discuss any specific question and answer, search for an existing topic on the subject; if none exists, start a new one. The same for any inaccuracies found in the index. Start a thread, and we can use it for any further comments about the index itself.

I'd like to thank member Trebor for the work he has put into making this index, and for sharing this on the forum.

Update - 11/14/09

I would like to thank JASKN for taking over the responsibility of updating the index a few months ago. Since then, he has been in communication with Dr. Peikoff concerning this index, and Dr. Peikoff recently decided, without full endorsement, to link directly to this index from his own site:

"November 11, 2009

I learned recently that an index of all my podcasts, transcribing the questions taken up in each (but not the answers), has been published on another website. Having scanned only a few samples, I do not know the quality of the rest; but the samples I saw were accurate and complete. On this basis, I have decided to offer the link for interested listeners:
http://forum.ObjectivismOnline.com/index.php?showtopic=17019

I want to express my appreciation to the individuals involved in writing and publishing this index. I must, however, add that I do not know these individuals or the contents of their website, so please judge for yourself in this regard.

Leonard Peikoff
"

Belatedly, I'd like to thank softwareNerd for his great help in the process of creating this index.

If anyone viewing this index identifies any errors that are in need of correction, please notify JASKN or softwareNerd, or one of the forum moderators.

Trebor

To visitors who came here by clicking on the link hosted on Dr. Peikoff's site:

First, welcome to OO.net. We hope this index is helpful to you. If you aren't familiar with our site, we hope you'll take the time to look around.
Do remember that this is a forum where one will read all sorts of views, many of them completely anti-Objectivist. So, what you read on the forum does not come with even the slightest recommendation from Dr. P. Indeed, most folks who post here don't agree with lots of things that other post here. Caveat emptor: this is the big bad world of the internet! Enjoy!!

- softwareNerd


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Episode 006 - January 07, 2008



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Group discussion at the Ayn Rand Institute in california

01:22: I am a student. If I become a fiction writer, won‚'t I have to surrender the possibility of ever being number one in my field?

04:04: Is a non-interventionist, isolationist foreign policy the rational solution to America‚'s problem with the Middle-East and Islamic fundamentalism?

07:32: Is it possible for a person to act in the absence of any emotional impetus to take that action? [Role of Emotions.]

08:54: What is your opinion of Objectivist clubs and advocacy groups on the internet?

13:24: [Yaron Brook gives his views on the above question.]

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Episode 007 - January 22, 2008



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Group discussion at the Ayn Rand Institute in California

01:10: How can Objectivism be objective when it says the primary purpose of any man‚'s life is productive work? What about Mother Teresa? [Primary purpose of life.]

04:52: Is it a moral crime to purchase the work of artists who oppose your core values?

08:12: [What is the distinction between the previous response and pragmatism.]

10:12: What is the difference between "hate" and "despise," and when is it proper to experience either?

12:14: What is Objectivism‚'s view on road ownership and mandatory auto insurance?

14:26: When you refer to a dictionary for word definitions, which published edition of a dictionary do you rely on?

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Episode 008 - January 28, 2008



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Group discussion at the Ayn Rand Institute in California

01:12: A discussion of the Objectivist view of the primacy of existence. [Metaphysics]

04:52: Who is the musician that you play at the beginning of your podcasts?

06:40: Can music be classified as Objectivist music?

10:22: A discussion of Ayn Rand‚'s definition of plot.

12:48: Is it better to put creative work aside when one is confronting a serious emotional upheaval?

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Episode 009 - February 25, 2008



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Group discussion at the Ayn Rand Institute in California

01:26: My parents don‚'t know that I am an athiest. Am I being hypocritical if I pray at the dinner table and go to church so that they don‚'t know?

05:18: I have the idea in my mind that as one grows old they become super weak, fragile, sick and depressing. How do you do it? Give me details.

07:24: What is the difference between love and rational sex?

11:44: Is there a difference between embracing and integrating Objectivist ideas or concepts and getting rid of the pragmatic way of looking?concepts and getting rid of the pragmatic way of looking?'

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Episode 010 - March 10, 2008



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Group discussion at the Ayn Rand Institute in California

02:04: How would you reply to someone who grants that the economy should be free and individual rights absolute, but doubts whether men of flesh, blood, cunning, and force could ever practically create and sustain such a system?

05:14: What is existence?

07:00: Do great works of art, such as those of Homer, Hugo or Atlas Shrugged, tend to inspire philosophical movements or is it the reverse?

09:46: Why is Ayn Rand not taken seriously in many modern intellectual circles?

11:54: [How would you account though for the growing respect that she is getting among some philosophers and some scholars like Dr. Tara Smith, the increased interest in the ideas and the respect they are getting?]

14:00: Do you think that the surrender of property to the socialist government with no recourse to the court is better than having to tolerate religious babble of politicians that will not translate into law or hold up when finally put to trial in court? [Democrats and Republicans.]

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Episode 011 - March 24, 2008


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00:54: Does a John Galt exists in the real world?

02:40: How is Objectivism not considered hedonistic when happiness is just a state of emotional pleasure?

04:46: A response to Bill Gates recent statement about capitalism: "A kinder, gentler capitalism."

05:54: To what extent is there such a thing as a fully evil genius, someone who‚'s fully committed to using his mind for evil?

08:02: [In relation to the previous response, what about Kant?][/color]

09:28: What is art to an intellectual but non-academic person who doesn't have values that he needs to see concretized in reality?

13:10: [Is sense of life forming from the moment of birth, and can it be changed as an adult? Where would you begin?]

15:30: [Moral but miserable.]

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Episode 012 - April 07, 2008



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00:54: How would an Objectivist look at pursuing a job slightly less fulfilling but with higher monetary reward? Would that be a sacrifice of values or just the recognition that one requires money to lead a decent life?

05:24: [What is the point of the work ethics anymore? Is it really advisable to be ambitious anymore?]

07:48: [Induction by simple enumeration vs. Mill's method of agreement and difference.]

12:36: [Ethical correctness of concierge medicine.]

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Episode 013 - April 21, 2008



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One on one conversation with Kevin Delaney.

00:54: What is the purpose of philosophy?

02:10: Is part of the purpose of philosophy or the study of philosophy to make you a deeper thinker?

02:52: How would you characterize a philosophically minded person?

04:06: Is a study of at least the fundamentals of philosophy necessary for everybody?

05:42: Is there any particular level of intelligence required in order to understand Objectivism?

07:20: Can a person be properly called an Objectivist if he agrees with the philosophy but fails to apply to his life?

08:46: What if anything does a person owe his parents?

10:36: In Galt‚'s speech, why did Miss Rand choose to write, "higher than reality," vs. "lower than reality"?

12:54: Can it ever be appropriate for a human being to feel emotions of love or compassion toward an animal?

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Episode 014 - May 05, 2008



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00:54: Is it immoral for a single, professional soldier to seek sex as a release for momentary pleasure considering that long-range relationship isn't possible and early death is possible? [Dr. Peikoff comments about sex in emergency contexts such as in the bomb shelters in London during WWII.]

04:30: Can a gay person be a true Objectivist? [Homosexuality and Choice]

08:22: How does Objectivism accommodate the human desire for transcendence?

10:18: What is the basis for the rights of children, and how do these rights follow from an ethics of egoism?

12:34: Is it a crime for a parent not to care for her child?

14:00: Do you enjoy the works of author Frederic Brown?

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Episode 015 - May 19, 2008



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00:54: What is the root cause of the business practice of mediocrity?

04:32: Should an Objectivist pursue a serious romantic relationship with a Christian?

09:52: If each parent holds the right to raise their child as they see fit, who‚'s rights prevail when the two parents of the child disagree?

13:06: To what extent can an individual voluntarily relinquish his rights?

14:48: [Followup question: How would you evaluate mixed martial arts?]

15:50: [Dr. Peikoff continues: You might say, "Well, is suicide then wrong because you're voluntarily relinquishing your rights?"]

16:20: Is there a difference between the principle of self-ownership and the principle of individual rights?

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Episode 016 - May 26, 2008



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00:54: If five people are in an emergency room dying, and one healthy person in the waiting room could save them all if we used his organs, is it morally permissible to do this even though he‚'ll die?

04:06: Is Ayn Rand‚'s love for the music of composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff, in any way diminished or compromised by virtue of insecurities he harbored over his music? [Esthetics]

06:40: If a person holds the right standard of self-esteem is it still possible to feel a lack of self-esteem as a result of psychological or psycho-epistemological thinking problems?

08:40: [Nadia Comaneci and Tom Brady]

10:40: Do you see any philosophical reason why artificial intelligence must be impossible, or is it purely a technical question?

12:38: Did determinism hold true on this planet until humans obtained their volitional capacity? [Animals and Free Will]

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Episode 017 - June 02, 2008



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00:54: What do you think about treason?

04:08: [Follow-up question on treason in relation to war.]

05:42: When if ever is it moral for a government to torture its enemy?

07:24: If it is moral to use torture at all, how could you limit the government to only using this power in an emergency situation?

09:10: What would you recommend as the best way for a post-college man to retrain himself to a conceptual, principled way of thinking?

09:58: How would an Objectivist justify pursuing a career as a soldier, police officer, etc.?

10:54: Did Ayn Rand ever regret using the kind of provocative tone that may have made it harder for some people to warm up to her philosophy?

13:16: Isn't reproduction a source of values in its own right just as your individual life?

15:00: If two people are engaged in physical activity such as sex, and one person has a heart attack during the activity, is the healthy person violating the injured person‚'s rights by not seeking help for the injured person?

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Episode 018 - June 16, 2008



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01:12: A discussion about the military and how it‚'s currently being run.

05:18: What did Ayn Rand mean when she used the term "heroic being" in describing her concept of man?

08:28: How can Objectivists claim to know that there is no afterlife?

11:46: Is the ability as a human being to think in abstract principles the single most powerful attribute one could ever possess?

13:04: Did Ayn Rand ever comment on or use any psychotropic substances such as marijuana or LSD?

15:26: What would Ayn Rand say about immigration for Mexicans?

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Episode 019 - June 30, 2008



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00:54: Would it be morally acceptable, according to Objectivism, to purchase stock in tobacco companies?

03:38: Does divorce traumatize and scar children to the extent to being a valid argument against divorce?

06:12: How can existence have primacy over consciousness if existence is everything that exists and therefore includes consciousness?

08:14: What is the definition of "Objectivist" as a noun referring to a person?

12:08: Does Objectivism say anything about the immortality of the soul?

14:30: What are your recommended translations of Homer‚'s Iliad and Sophocles‚' Antigone?

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Episode 020 - July 07, 2008



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00:54: To what degree should a men let the woman he is romantically interested in know of his interest?

04:10: What is the rational basis for the laws against compelling a person to incriminate himself?

06:38: Does the usage of the phrase, "drink the kool-aid," trivialize mass suicide?

07:42: Is there a proper government role in regard to a minor marrying, even assuming the parents consent?

10:50: How far does the right of self-defense go?

13:54: From time to time I reach a point where I can‚'t take the state of the world anymore. I listen to your tapes and feel better. What do you listen to?

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Episode 021 - July 14, 2008



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00:54: Is government intervention in business ever justifiable for environmental purposes?

04:32: Is it possible to learn to desire someone, to create a desire from love when it does not come spontaneously?

10:32: Can reading Ayn Rand ever be escapism rather than legitimate refueling? [Sex in bomb shelters.]

12:54: Is it immoral to not help a complete stranger in a matter of life and death if you don‚'t think it‚'s a valuable investment of your time and effort?

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Episode 022 - July 21, 2008



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Excerpt from a Q&A session held by Dr. Peikoff on July 2 of the Objectivist summer conference in New Port Beach, California.

05:42: With regard to people who, acting on Ragnar‚'s imperative, fail to file their personal income tax return, do they help or hurt Objectivism?

07:20: What kind of fiction are you reading these days, Dr Peikoff?

08:40: Why have Objectivists not established a program to challenge current government practices? [The Constitution and Philosophy]

11:28: Do you think that any attempt to do a DIM analysis in the field of music would first require the development of what Miss Rand had described in "Art and Cognition" as the appropriate esthetic principles which would serve as the base of the objective validation of esthetic judgment within music?

12:50: Is environmentalism turning America more towards the society depicted in Anthem?

14:20: What should be done to bring about change in the culture?

15:18: What is the significance of John Galt saying to Dagny Taggart at the end of Atlas Shrugged, "Don‚'t look down"?

16:34: Why do Objectivists not mention Ayn Rand in social situations?

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Episode 023 - July 28, 2008



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00:54: Why did Ayn Rand give Howard Roark orange-red hair?

01:58: What kind of commitment does it take to master Objectivism as a tool for living a just and happy life? [Philosophy for Rearden vs. philosophy for Akston]

06:46: Where can a child desperate over the state of the world and with no heroes find hope and solace?

11:52: If the modern scientific consensus says there is a beginning point to the universe, doesn't this put our understanding of the axiom of existence into a contradiction with the widely accepted big bang theory?

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Episode 024 - August 04, 2008



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00:54: Can someone who is inherently non-conceptual correct this as an adult?

03:40: What‚'s wrong with a government ban on smoking?

07:14: To understand something you need to rely on your own experience and culture. Does this mean that it is impossible to have objective knowledge?

09:14: A discussion on treason during non-wartime. [Dr. Peikoff defined treason in the context of war in Episode 017.]

12:10: What is a contextual absolute?

14:20: In Ayn Rand‚'s definition of capitalism, she says that all property is privately owned. Is that really true?

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Episode 025 - August 11, 2008



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Excerpt from a Q&A session held by Dr. Peikoff on July 2 of the Objectivist summer conference in New Port Beach, California.

00:54: Why are there fewer women Objectivists than men?

04:06: Can one have a happy retirement past the age of 70 while existing off past productivity with no attempt at new productivity?

06:32: What is the role of philosophy in history and its influence now?

08:40: How does Objectivism approach the arguably collective problem of polluting externalities of industries and governments of multi-national corporations as an attempt to promote development and innovation at the same time

11:06: What do you hope to achieve with your podcasts, and where do you see it going in the future?

12:54: Should theoretical, scientific research be guided by application?

14:14: Dr. Peikoff identifies his favorites in each of the following genres: novel, play, painting, sculpture and song.

15:40: Are gays over-represented in Objectivism?

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Episode 026 - August 18, 2008



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00:54: Do you disagree with Aristotle‚'s ‚"Doctrine of the Mean‚'?

04:06: Should we, who are alive as a consequence of evil, wish not to have been born because of the evil that made our birth possible?

08:06: What moral incentive does a terminally ill patient have to continue to respect the rights of other individuals?

11:26: What do you think of the campaign to add "None of the above" as one of the choices on the ballot, with the idea that if more than 50 percent of the voters choose it, then the candidates are not allowed to run?

12:34: You've said that philosophy deals with fundamental issues which can be answered by men at anytime and any state of knowledge‚' yet Ayn Rand said herself that her idea, that man‚'s means of survival is reason, could not have been reached prior to the Industrial Revolution. How do you reconcile this?‚'"

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Episode 027 - August 25, 2008



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Excerpt from a Q&A session held by Dr. Peikoff on July 2 of the Objectivist summer conference in New Port Beach, California.

01:10: Is part of Ayn Rand‚'s validation of Objectivist ethics in conflict with modern biology?

04:16: How is Dr. Peikoff‚'s book, DIM, going?

08:10: What is there still to study within Objectivism, within philosophy?

09:54: [A questioner asks about what he thinks to be an asymmetry in the categories in Dr. Peikoff's DIM hypothesis.]

11:16: Is there anything that you would write differently if you were writing Ominous Parallels today?

13:22: What you think the goal of education is, and also, how does that goal connect to the intrinsic or extrinsic motivation of children?

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Episode 028 - September 01, 2008



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00:54: Is purchasing sex from prostitutes wrong if your motive is just to get physical pleasure, and perhaps some degree of intellectual pleasure from conversation?

02:24: Is it possible for a whore to develop and have a heart of gold, meaning a selfishly idealistic and loving spirit?

03:42: Is or is not the absence of evidence an evidence of absence?

06:00: Can someone be the kind of man that Howard Roark or John Galt was and still believe in God?

08:10: Why does Howard Roark say on the yacht that he would sacrifice his life for that of Gail Wynand?

09:20: There is strong evidence that there is a correlation between religious faith and health. So, can it be argued it‚'s within our selfish interest to hold religious faith for better health?

13:00: Why does Howard Roark say on the yacht that he would sacrifice his life for that of Gail Wynand?

14:06: Are people who first read Ayn Rand‚'s non-fiction work more likely to become lasting intellectuals vs reading her fiction work first?

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Episode 029 - September 08, 2008



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Excerpt from a Q&A session held by Dr. Peikoff on July 2 of the Objectivist summer conference in New Port Beach, California.

00:54: Did Ayn Rand ever talk to you about why she admired Carmine's music so much?

03:10: How does one recognize altruism and pragmatism?

05:26: Dr. Peikoff tells of his favorite episode of the Twilight Zone.

07:08: What did Ayn Rand think about the theory of evolution, and is the Objectivist ethics based on it?

07:44: Why was there an Aristotelian revival in the Latin church but rejected in the Greek church?

08:14: Is it proper to ask for a reason why one should live, for something that is motivating this choice?

09:32: What kinds of lies are appropriate to protect one‚'s privacy?

11:56: Can you share the most memorable and pleasant moments that you had with Ayn Rand?

12:40: What is your opinion on the recent decision about immunities for the telecom companies?

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