Event: The Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin will host the symposium "Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: Celebrating the Best Within Us."
When: 4-6:30 p.m., March 4.
Where: Avaya Auditorium (ACE 2.302). A campus map is available online.
Background: Presenters will offer perspectives on the Russian-born philosopher's magnum opus, "Atlas Shrugged," both as philosophy and literature. Sessions will include question-and-answer periods, and a reception with the speakers will be held immediately afterwards. The event is free and open to the public.
The symposium is sponsored by the BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism and Anthem Fellowship for the Study of Objectivism, both held by Tara Smith, professor of philosophy. Smith is the author of "Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist."
Learn more about the conference.