Stanford Review - Archive - Volume XXVIII - Issue 3 - Opinion
Objectivist Club's Influence Expands
Despite the phenomenal influence and success Ayn Rand's works have had in America in the last 50 years, her philosophical thought has remained largely unexamined, ignored, or even scorned by American scholars. Students who discover her work and develop an interest in her revolutionary philosophy, Objectivism, have been almost totally unable to learn about it formally in an academic context. In response to this demand, a movement of Objectivist campus clubs has been steadily developing and growing since the 1960's in universities throughout North America and the rest of the civilized world. The Stanford Objectivist club, like the nearly one hundred other campus clubs that currently exist, is dedicated to the study and promotion of Objectivism. By providing free literature, lecture series, discussion meetings, and philosophical reading groups the SOC seeks to both introduce Ayn Rand's ideas to the students and faculty of Stanford University and to offer them a means of further studying Objectivism.
....Full story.....by Jason Rheins
Flyer Policy Prevents Informed Electorate
In one month more than fifty candidates and special fees groups will vie forpositions in the ASSU and for thousands of dollars of fees. It would be natural to think that candidates would go door to door talking to students about their positions and be able to post flyers wherever students will read them. However, because of the policies implemented by Residential Education (ResEd), this is no longer possible.
....Full story.....by Ryan Wisnesky
Religion is Serious: Take it Seriously
In my 19 years of life on Earth, I've so far found many people willing to 'discuss' religion. By 'discuss', these people mean they would like to repeat essentially verbatim something they heard from their minister, their parents etc. without actually processing or thinking about the words which are coming from their mouth. I find this both offensive and disturbing. Offensive because the implication is that I am not intelligent enough to figure out what they're doing and ignore them; disturbing in that they aren't intelligent enough to figure out what this religious leader was doing and ignore them. Isn't it at least worth thinking about? I mean, if you're going to go around believing something regarding eternal salvation or damnation, oughtn't you to consider its implications, its source, and whether it makes enough sense for you to go around spreading it? And to believe it, as well?
....Full story.....by Nels Hansen
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