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Writing: Analyses of Student Papers on the Moral and the Practical and on Racism

Leonard Peikoff analyzes two student papers, one on the relationship between the moral and the practical and one on the philosophic errors underlying racism. Peikoff discusses the importance, in a paper, of properly allocating space between the motivation and the main argument, and of providing appropriate concrete examples for abstract points. A side benefit of Peikoff’s analysis of these papers is his intriguing insights into the topics discussed: the relationship between morality and practicality; the philosophic meaning of racism, collectivism, determinism and tribalism.

Readings for Lesson 10 (available in the course readings):

  • “The Moral and the Practical”
  • “Racism”
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Leonard Peikoff
Leonard Peikoff

Ayn Rand’s foremost student and today’s leading expert on Objectivism.

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