The Atlas Society’s Research Workshop met online Thursday, November 19, to discuss the role of emotions in making personal decisions. 
Position: CEO.  Employer: The Atlas Society.  Location: Washington, D.C. or Remote office  The Atlas Society seeks the right leader to work arm in-arm with founder and Chief Intellectual Officer David Kelley, the staff, and the board. We have a great opportunity for someone to take the fantastic intellectual base we’ve built, and dramatically increase our effectiveness and impact. Candidates must have extensive knowledge of and a strong commitment to Objectivism. The ideal candidate will have considerable energy and entrepreneurial drive, solid business and management experience, and a strong interest in marketing, sales and fundraising. The Atlas Society The mission of The Atlas Society is to promote the ideas and ideals of Objectivism: the philosophy of reason, individualism, achievement, and freedom founded by Ayn Rand. We provide the moral defense of freedom needed to win against today’s assaults on individualism, liberty, and capitalism. We provide a guide beyond politics, to using Objectivism as “a philosophy for living on Earth” that applies to every aspect of our lives, from art to innovation, heroes, and the achievements of free rational people in a global community. We connect through regular commentary on current affairs, an annual Summit conference and other events, and a state-of-the-art web site with thousands of articles and videos on philosophy, culture, and personal life. The Atlas Society pioneered the open approach to Objectivism: the view that the philosophy...
The Atlas Society's Research Workshop met online on Thursday, October 22, for a discussion of virtues derived from the positive psychology movement. Ayn Rand listed seven main virtues in “Galt’s Speech” and in “The Objectivist Ethics.” Some Objectivists would add benevolence, and other virtues. In this respect, Objectivism belongs in a long history in philosophy and—more recently—psychology of other attempts to list virtues.

 11 students and scholars met on October 22, 2015 to examine two contemporary versions and see how compatible those virtue ideas were with the Objectivist approach to ethics and to virtue: The “Virtues in Action” program, originally developed by Gallup and associated with the positive psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. Character traits are grouped into six categories in the VIA Classification of Character Strengths & Virtues.  Virtues for Life. A long list with definitions, similar terms, and contrasting terms The discussion on centered on three key questions: 

1. Are there virtues in these lists that need to be integrated into the Objectivist ethics? The discussants found that many centered essentially on successful and happy living, and as such could play a role in an Objectivist ethic. In particular, some of these could emphasize aspects of the good...
Hudgins will be addressing the Republican Liberty Caucus’s annual conference in Nashua, New Hampshire on Saturday, October 10. His provocative topic: “The GOP's Choice Embrace the Modernist Future or Die.” Hudgins will also chair a panel on “Obamacare and Its Impact on Small Business,” which will include TAS CEO Aaron Day. Hudgins is the editor and co-author of The Republican's Party Civil War: Will Freedom Win?—a #1 Amazon best-seller published by The Atlas Society.