00:00    |    
Initial credits
00:06    |    
Introduction to Ayn Rand's philosophy regarding law and governance
00:56    |    
What is the purpose of law?
02:12    |    
Law as a tool for the protection of the liberty 
04:24    |    
Ideal for the organization of society
04:57    |    
Ayn Rand's opinion of law and government working together
06:03    |    
Life of the individual as an end in itself 
07:09    |    
What is the purpose of life?
08:03    |    
What is the primary tool for survival?
Reason, the means for survival
09:47    |    
What is the enemy of our minds?
Force, the enemy of reason
12:55    |    
Thriving as human beings
Extraction of force and coercion in human relationships
Division of labour in society 
15:14    |    
Government as a monopoly of force 
16:16    |    
What are individual rights?
17:14    |    
Rights as freedoms of action and the persecution of values for a flourishing life
18:44    |    
Main rights established in the U.S. Declaration of Independece
Pursuit of happiness
20:33    |    
Perverted meaning and form of rights
22:52    |    
Real purpose of the government 
23:50    |    
Legal system to protect individuals
Anti-trust laws as a distortion of individual rights
State granted monopoly and private monopoly
Private monopoly as the violation of rights
Monopoly of John Davison Rockerfeller in the Standard Oil Company
Competition of General Electric with the Standard Oil Company
Are monopolies bad for society?
Limits to individual rights
35:33    |    
Property rights in the form of intellectual property rights and patents
Competition, a consequence of freedom
38:52    |    
Standard of law in the protection of indivudual rights
40:07    |    
Violation of rights in laws
Healthcare and the effects and violations of individual rights
Abortion laws and the individuality of women
What makes us individuals?
51:43    |    
Question and answer period
Is the government a delegation of force chosen by people?
Is government using the rule of law appropiately?
Is there not historical disonance in the slavery of African men as property rights?
How do you explain the concept of family? Are children individuals? Is society a big family? Do you have a contract with your children?
01:00:05    |    
Final credits




Individual Rights, Objectivism and Law

06 de agosto de 2013   | Vistas: 77 |  

Yaron Brook shares with students Ayn Rand´s perspective on law and the common government intervention towards this regard. According to Rand’s thinking, the real purpose of law is to protect liberty and the individual, hence rejecting the notion of these two, law and government, joined in the pursuit of a societal good. He discusses several aspects of rules, state, and society to convey the importance of the well-being of the individual, advocating the objectivism views on what is considered to be the fundamental right, as is the right to life, from which derive the right to liberty and to property, as well. Other topics arise, such as intellectual property, monopolies, force and reason, all which are explained and aligned to the objectivism movement.

Yaron Brook is President and Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He speaks at universities and corporations, promoting Ayn…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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