For New Members

Asheville Objectivists is a philosophical group of Objectivists and others interested in learning about and discussing Ayn Rand’s views on Metaphysics, Epistemology, Ethics, Politics and Esthetics in an intelligent, friendly social environment.

The purpose of our group is to expand our understanding and appreciation of Objectivism; create a respectful, relaxed, intellectual atmosphere for increasing the depth of our understanding of Objectivism; and help promote Objectivism and what it represents.

We have a moderator whose responsibility is to ensure our discussions are in accord with our mission, ensure an intellectual friendly environment, move the conversation along when appropriate, allow opportunities for everyone to participate and prevent any monopolizing of the conversation.

Non-Objectivists are welcome. Ideally those attending should be at least somewhat familiar with Ayn Rand and her philosophy of Objectivism which, in essence, is “the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.”

We normally meet the second Tuesday of each month at the North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave, from 6pm to 7:30pm. Exceptions can occur of course so if you are interested in knowing when and where our meetings and other events are being held please ask to be on our mailing list.

After our meetings many of us go to a nearby restaurant where we continue to enjoy a stimulating conversation and each others company. Please consider joining us; it is a fun way to get to know one another.

We do not have dues nor do we charge any fees. The library where we meet currently charges $10 for use of their Community Room. Members who wish to and are able to do so help pay this fee but do so voluntarily. Since we are an informal organization and not incorporated these “contributions” are not tax-deductible.

We occasionally offer classes and courses promoting an understanding and appreciation of Objectivism which are also free of cost and open to the public.

To ensure the spontaneity and comfort of everyone attending audio and video recording is prohibited.