Ayn Rand Hero: Postmodernism and Making Work Beautiful with Professor Stephen Hicks

December 13, 20160 Comments

Join Mark Michael Lewis and philosophy Professor Stephen Hicks in a conversation about an honest approach to knowledge and human thriving.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Why you should always take arguments at their best [10:15]
  • The reason why many philosophers are ‘left’ [16:00]
  • How Objectivism is an ‘outlier’-philosophy [19:00]
  • 3rd Generation Postmodernism and the Weaponry of Affirmative Action [25:00]
  • Pronoun wars [35:00]
  • The Value-Creators, and why they matter [48:00]
  • The Top “Success Traits” of an entrepreneur [56:00]
  • Being the entrepreneur of your own life [1:02:00]
  • The choice to make your work beautiful [1:07:00]

Stephen Hicks received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana University in 1992 and has, for the last twenty years, taught philosophy at Rockford College, in Rockford, Illinois. He is the author of articles on postmodern philosophy, the philosophy of history, Ayn Rand ’s philosophy of Objectivism , free speech on campus, modern art, and business ethics, among other topics. His book Readings for Logical Analysisis a companion volume to David Kelley’s The Art of Reasoning. In 2004, Hicks brought out Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault , a work sponsored in part by a grant from The Atlas Society, publisher of this magazine. In 2006, he scripted and narrated a documentary called Nietzsche and the Nazis. In 2007 Rockford College received a $925,000 grant from the BB&T Charitable Foundation, which will be used to establish a Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship , with Hicks as its head.

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Mark Michael Lewis is a Profitability Coach who guides entrepreneurs to make increasingly profitable decisions in their business, their relationships, and their quality of life. He created the Creating Thriving Partnerships 24 hour audio program -- especially intimate/romantic partnerships, but also in business and communities. Over the last 25+ years, Mark has trained 1000s of people, consulted with 100s of businesses, and coached 100s of individuals and couples to thrive. He is the host of the Talking Thrive podcast and the Becoming an Ayn Rand Hero podcast where he offers insights and interviews about how to live integrated thriving lives. Mark is the author of three nonfiction books, including "RelationDancing" and "The Key Is In The Darkness." You can learn more about his work at http://ThrivingPartnerships.com and http://TheProfitabilityCoach.com.
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