Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 16 January 2011, Question 4
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 16 January 2011, I answered a question on seeking popularity.
Is it always wrong to seek popularity? Because of the character Peater Keating I can't figure out in what context it would be right for an Objectivist to value or desire popularity, if at all.
My Answer, In Brief: The moral problem with Peter Keating was his second-handed mode of thinking and acting, not his seeking of popularity per se. Popularity can be a rational value, in some contexts.
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