Theme: The Entrepreneur: Risk and Reward Eligible media: Visual art submitted as a digital image (Works of text, video, or audio are not eligible)Entry Period: July 18 - September 30 Finalist Selection: October 1-15 Public Voting: October 20 - November 23 Winner Announcement: December 10, 2016 Cash Prizes Submit your artwork for a chance to win cash prizes! Once voting has concluded, the first place winner will receive $5,000, second place winner will receive $2,500 and the third place winner will receive $1,000. Ayn Rand and art: Our purpose Artists project—and viewers respond to—a re-creation of reality: a view of reality informed by their beliefs and values. Though Ayn Rand is revered—and reviled—as an intellectual, a writer, and a philosopher, she was, above all, an artist. She used art to illuminate human potential, to light the path forward, and to lead the way. Today, the moral ideals of reason, achievement, and individualism are in danger of being lost, with dire consequences for a free society. Ayn Rand conveyed those ideals brilliantly in her novels, but they must be renewed in every generation through the imagination and talent of artists who, like Rand, can lead the way. To foster this renewal, we at the Atlas Society—a 25-year-old think tank devoted to the philosophy of Objectivism—will leverage the power of art to inspire, surprise, delight, and provoke in...
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The Atlas Society is proud to announce the second major publication in the psychology career of William Schultz. Schultz is a graduate student pursing at PsyD degree in clinical psychology at The Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. His graduate studies are being supported by a Graduate Scholarship from TAS’s Frank W. Bubb Fund for Objectivist Scholarship.  Schultz’s new publication is “Neuroessentialism: Theoretical and Clinical Considerations.” This essay will be featured in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, in the January, 2016 issue.   “Neuroessentialism,” Schultz explains, “is the view that the definitive way of explaining human psychological experience is by reference to the brain and its activity.” In effect, it is the thesis that scientific psychology should not directly reference the mind or the will as such, but only the neurological states that give rise to them. Schultz’s essay surveys a voluminous methodological and empirical literature, an impressive feat of scholarship in its own right. On that basis, Schultz argues that neuroessentialism leaves out the real causal properties of thoughts and the will. Focusing on the brain alone causes clinicians and patients to over-emphasize the role of medications and to view the patient as more a passive victim than an active participant in his own therapy. Schultz examines the impact of this passive outlook on the treatment of depression, in particular, and concludes that “neuroessentialistic conceptualization of...
Update on Atlas Shrugged Movie, September 3, 2004 The Atlas Society received a note just two days ago from the Baldwin Entertainment Group. This is the company that is now producing the Atlas Shrugged movie (Howard Baldwin founded the company after the shakeup at Crusader). This is what he says: "...everything is on track and [the movie] hasn’t been held up one bit.... I assure you that this will be a big movie and IT WILL GET MADE." I will keep you posted on the progress--whenever there is progress to report!Cheers,Patrick StephensWebmaster, The Atlas Society May 3, 2004 Update Crusader Entertainment, which acquired the rights to film Atlas Shrugged a year ago, will be affected by a recent reorganization of its parent company, Anschutz Film Group. It does not appear, however, that the change will derail the Atlas Shrugged project. In a recent article on Anschutz's media interests, George Anders of The Wall Street Journal wrote, "Anschutz insiders say it's an open question whether they will press on" with the movie. "That's not what we hear from the insiders we know," says David Kelley, executive director of The Objectivist Center, who has consulted on the project. "Jim Hart, the screenwriter, has the go-ahead to complete the script, on which he has been making great progress. And the producers say they fully expect to endorse the next extension of the option when it comes up in late July." Crusader is being replaced in the Anschutz roster by a new division, Bristol Bay...