May 9, 2020 • 31M

Did Ayn Rand Improve on Aristotle? Aaron Smith Discusses...

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Aaron Smith, Fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, talks about Aristotle, his impact on Rand, why she called him the 'cultural barometer of western history' - as well as 'the forgotten man of philosophy'. What did Rand love about Aristotle... and what did she hate?

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