1 hr 17 min

Episode #12: "Aristotle and Objectivism" (ft. Gregory Salmieri‪)‬ Western Canon Podcast

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Was Aristotle an objectivist? Was Ayn Rand Aristotelian? Professor Gregory Salmieri joins the Western Canon Podcast to discuss Aristotle's philosophy, with a special focus on how it relates to objectivist thought. My guest discusses teleology, virtue ethics, whether it is possible to be both an Aristotelian and a romantic, and how different political camps have misunderstood Aristotle's thought. Dr. Salmieri also responds to my last guest, the renowned classicist Edith Hall, who claimed that there is a direct line from Aristotle to Marx. Where does objectivism depart from Aristotle's philosophy? Are the two philosophies compatible? 

Was Aristotle an objectivist? Was Ayn Rand Aristotelian? Professor Gregory Salmieri joins the Western Canon Podcast to discuss Aristotle's philosophy, with a special focus on how it relates to objectivist thought. My guest discusses teleology, virtue ethics, whether it is possible to be both an Aristotelian and a romantic, and how different political camps have misunderstood Aristotle's thought. Dr. Salmieri also responds to my last guest, the renowned classicist Edith Hall, who claimed that there is a direct line from Aristotle to Marx. Where does objectivism depart from Aristotle's philosophy? Are the two philosophies compatible? 

1 hr 17 min