Religion and Politics

RELIGION
AND POLITICS

3
lessons
4 h 19 m
course length

Religion and Politics

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In Ayn Rand’s philosophy, the most important issue in human life is the supremacy and absolutism of reason. This leads Rand to reject any form of faith or belief in the supernatural, including God, as well as religious moral teachings, which order man to obey authority rather than to pursue his own rational interests. Rand argues that reason leads to freedom and that faith leads to force.

How then should politics be structured to allow men of reason and men of faith to live together peacefully? What should be the proper relation between religion and the state? And what is the moral response to religious extremism in free societies? In these three talks, Onkar Ghate answers these questions and more.

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Onkar Ghate
Onkar Ghate

Onkar Ghate is the chief philosophy officer and a senior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute. He is the Institute’s resident expert on Objectivism and serves as its senior trainer and editor.

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Religion and Politics

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