31 minutes | May 9th 2020

Did Ayn Rand Improve on Aristotle? Aaron Smith Discusses...

Aaron Smith, Fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, talks about Aristotle, his impact on Rand, why she called him the 'cultural barometer of western history' - as well as 'the forgotten man of philosophy'. What did Rand love about Aristotle... and what did she hate?

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Aaron Smith's biography at the Ayn Rand Institute: https://ari.aynrand.org/experts/aaron-smith/

Ayn Rand's review of Aristotle by John Herman Randall, Jr..: https://courses.aynrand.org/works/review-of-aristotle-by-john-herman-randall-jr/ 

Aaron's article on Stoicism: https://newideal.aynrand.org/the-false-promise-of-stoicism/

The Objectivist Academic Center: https://aynrand.org/students/objectivist-academic-center/