Friendship for Egoists from The Atlas Society on Vimeo .

Objectivism is an egoist philosophy. It holds that you should put yourself first. In that context, what does it mean to be a friend?

In this webinar, recorded on November 28, 2011, William R Thomas discusses what friendship is, what Objectivism can teach us about it, and what kinds of errors Objectivists are prone to make in friendship.

The webinar discusses issues such as determining the potential for value in a relationship, the trade-offs between different types of values in friendship, and the application of principles of justice in resolving disputes or recovering from misdeeds.

This 64-minute webinar recording consists of a 29-minute audio presentation and slide show by William R Thomas. After his prepared remarks, Thomas answers questions submitted by the original live participants for the remaining 35 minutes.


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