This commentary is part of The Atlas Society's 1999 online "CyberSeminar" entitled " The Continental Origins of Postmodernism ."
This commentary is part of The Atlas Society's 1999 online "CyberSeminar" entitled " The Continental Origins of Postmodernism ."
The following are archives from two of The Atlas Society's online seminars.  Participants read works by major philosophers, analyzed their ideas, and commented on each other's analyses. The purpose of these seminars is to develop Objectivist responses to key thinkers and, more broadly, an Objectivist method of philosophical analysis. The Continental Origins of Postmodernism 
A collaboration between David Kelley and William R Thomas, based on a series of lectures originally composed by Dr. Kelley, The Logical Structure of Objectivism  traces out the logical connections among the various principles of Objectivism . It uses an argument diagramming technique featured in Dr. Kelley's logic text, The Art of Reasoning, to show relations within the system and to highlight the dependence, at every point in the philosophy, on factual evidence.
"The twentieth-century statesman whom the Thomas Jefferson of January 1793 would have admired most is Pol Pot," head of the totalitarian Cambodian government that killed nearly half his country's eight million people. Such is the dramatic charge in The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, a recent book by the left-wing Irish litterateur Conor Cruise O'Brien.

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