On September 19th, Craig Biddle will be in Denver to speak to Front Range Objectivism about “What Principles Are and Why We Need Them.” Here’s the announcement:
FROST Supper Talk: Craig Biddle on “What Principles Are and Why We Need Them”
- Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009
- Time: 6:00 pm social hour (cash bar); 7:00 pm dinner; 8:00 pm talk
- Location: West Woods Golf Club, 6655 Quaker Street in Arvada, Colorado
- Cost: $60.00 per individual, $35.00 for students
- RSVP: To Ann Williams by September 14th via e-mail ([email protected]) or by phone at 720-363-0345. You can pay at the door; send a check to FROGS c/o Betty Evans, 1140 US Hwy 287 STE 400-283, Broomfield, CO 80020; or use Paypal to send your payment to [email protected].
Mr. Biddle will present material from chapter one of his book in progress, “Good Thinking: The Science of Selfishness.” He will examine the nature and need of principles, show that they are essential guides to good thinking, discuss the dual standard of validity and its significance with respect to principles, examine the relationship of principles and egoism, and discuss why acceptance of altruism proportionally precludes the possibility of principled thinking. The talk will be followed by a Q&A, during which Mr. Biddle will answer questions relating to this material and other aspects of his book.
Craig Biddle is the editor of The Objective Standard and the author of Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It . He is currently writing a book about the principles of rational thinking and the fallacies that are violations of those principles, which is tentatively titled “Good Thinking: The Science of Selfishness.”
I have nothing but the highest expectations for this talk. Please join us, if you can!