Join us for our next featured event, “In Defense
of Selfishness” with Peter Schwartz. When you hear the word selfishness what comes to mind? Typically, selfishness is
associated with amoral, predatory behavior. It’s a word used to describe people like Bernard Madoff or Attila the Hun. On the other
hand, selflessness is generally celebrated and aligned with friendship and love. In this talk, Peter Schwartz challenges these
Discussing ideas in his new book, In Defense of
Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice Is Unjust and Destructive (publication date June 2, 2015), Schwartz offers a radically different view of selfishness
and altruism. The rationally selfish individual—he argues—is committed to moral principles and lives an honest,
productive, self-respecting life. Schwartz refutes the ethics of self-sacrifice in all its forms and shows that friendship and love are
acts, not of self-sacrifice, but of self-interest. This talk explains why you have a moral right to exist for your own sake,
rather than a moral duty to serve the needs of others.
Copies of the book will be available for sale at the
talk. Mr. Schwartz will sign books after the talk.
Take the discussion online with #ARIonTour.
FREE for students. $10 for all others. Register online.
Chicago — June 9. Refreshments begin at 6:30 PM. Talk begins at 7:00 PM at the Sheraton Chicago
Hotel & Towers, 301 East North Water Street, Chicago, IL
New York City — June 10. Refreshments begin at 7:00 PM. Talk begins at 7:30 PM. CUNY Graduate Center,
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
San Francisco — June
16. Refreshments begin at 7:00 PM. Talk
begins at 7:30 PM at The Bently Reserve, 400 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94111.
Irvine — June 17. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Talk begins at 7:30 PM at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol
St, Costa Mesa, CA
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