Philosophy: Who Needs It

The following image links to an excellent video from the Ayn Rand Institute explaining why philosophy lies behind everyday actions – whether we’re aware of it or not.

The video features Ayn’s 1974 speech to the US Military Academy, telling us, in the engaging, vital way she was known for, that contrary to what many people think, philosophy has concrete practical consequences.

It doesn’t matter whether you agree with Ayn’s philosophy or not – or even whether you know who she is. But she makes a solid case for having a consistent, reasoned philosophy to help guide our lives.