WHY WE CREATED THE ASHEVILLE OBJECTIVISTS
We live in a restrictive, collectivist culture that values conformity of thought above all else, including logic, reason and individual rights. As a result it is difficult in our culture to have an honest, intellectual discussion and difference of opinion without being attacked emotionally or with rancor.
Our primary purpose in creating Asheville Objectivists was to provide a setting where Objectivists can meet one another, have stimulating discussions and further our understanding of Objectivism. Members have a forum to gain insight into any aspect of Objectivism they wish to explore or have clarified. We also welcome non-Objectivists who sincerely wish to learn about our philosophy and will commit to using logic, reason and objective reality in that process.
Making friends, getting together socially and furthering our understanding of Objectivism in a respectful environment are the main goals of the Asheville Objectivists.
Regular meetings are held monthly and are open to the genuinely interested public.
Meetings are suspended for now during the summer break; soon to resume with renewed vigor.
OBJECTIVISM: A PHILOSOPHY
Here’s a short video discussing the essentials of Objectivism. For a longer, more in-depth presentation, see the About Page for a lecture on the subject by Leonard Peikoff.