After my father took his own life in 2009 I tried to bargain with the circumstances presented to me. What could I have done? What should I have not done? For an eleven-year old facing death for the first time, so violent and intimate, the emotional assault resulted in medical shock. My faculties shut down … Continue reading Lazy language won’t prevent suicide
In the first episode back from a long summer, Luke and Steve address the hottest current affairs - integrating them philosophically by theme. Listen in the module below, on YouTube or on Apple Podcasts!
It has been the object of debate for centuries, it has been the subject of philosophical tomes for that time too and it is an essential driving component of political systems. A use, or misuse, of the term has played a major part in telling history; and will play a major part in mapping the … Continue reading Rights have been embezzled
In this special episode of This Is John Galt Speaking, Luke interviews sociology and criminology professor Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos about his book 'The Rise of Lifestyle Activism, from New Left to Occupy'. The conversation includes an exploration of the ideological patterns of the old left and the new left, philosophical and political concepts and Dr … Continue reading This Is John Galt Speaking #15: in conversation with Dr Nikos Sotirakopoulos
In this episode Luke and Steve explore ideas on metaphysics, to supplement Wednesday's Ayn Rand Meetup session with Greg Salmieri 'The Metaphysical Versus the Man-Made'; the audio of which is also available on our channel.Watch in the embedded module below, on YouTube or on Apple Podcasts!
In this special episode of This Is John Galt Speaking, Luke discusses recovery, flow, positive psychology and trauma with Josh Dickson - as well as the place of psychology in Objectivism.Watch in the embedded module below, on YouTube or on Apple Podcasts!
In this episode, Luke discusses Brexit crunch time and offers an introductory conversation on defending normative ethics. Please note that this episode was recorded on Sunday 8th, and therefore omits the recent cabinet resignations; exciting as they were!Watch in the module below, on YouTube or on Apple Podcasts!
In this episode, Luke discusses the proposed third runway at Heathrow airport, cannabis legalisation and Ayn Rand's 1965 essay 'The Psycho-Epistemology of Art'. Special thanks goes to Theo van Oostrom for the permission to use his painting 'A Tribute to Atlas' as the header image for this page. You can find his work here: http://www.vanoostromfineart.com/ . … Continue reading This Is John Galt Speaking #11: Heathrow runway, legalisation and ‘The Psycho-Epistemology of Art’
In this episode Luke discusses the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un before giving a discussion on alcohol and drugs.
This week, Luke gives commentary on Ireland repealing its eighth amendment, the 70th birthday of the NHS, Trump's barmy tariffs and some Objectivist takes on friendships and relationships.