Archive for November, 2008

SAT: Solstice Party & Gift Exchange

TOPIC:
Solstice Party & Gift Exchange

WHEN:
SATURDAY, December 20, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.

Jackie & Lyman Hazelton are hosting the 10th annual
Arizona Objectivists’ Solstice Party at their home on
Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 6 PM. Note earlier
start time.

DINNER:
The traditional Pizza ordered out.
There will also be holiday sweets for dessert and
non-alcoholic beverages. If you have special dietary needs or
would prefer an alcoholic beverage, please feel free to bring
what you require or desire, for yourself or to share.

GIFT EXCHANGE:
We will play a present guessing game to sharpen our logical
reasoning skills and get to know each other better. Please
bring a wrapped gift worth around $15 which represents
something about yourself (but of course should be an object
that someone else might like). Before entering, place the gift
in a brown paper bag (at the door) and then deposit it in the
guest room. After dinner, we will draw numbers and begin the
present selection and analysis. Each gift will be opened, written
down on your list and analyzed. Gift swapping will commence
once the last gift is opened. Then you must finalize your guess
at who gave each gift. We’ll exchange papers. Starting with the
first gift, the real giver reveals himself/herself and explains the
gift selection. Why, for example, he gave the CD and a
potato perched on a styrofoam couch. The person who gets the
most correct gets an additional gift. Ayn Rand’s Collective
played this type of game at Christmas time. If you prefer not to bring
a gift, you can forego participation in the exchange but may
still assist in the guessing.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-4175 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
A $5 contribution for pizza and a wrapped gift worth around $15.
In previous years gifts included books, CD’s, alcohol, DVD’s,
tools, candy, a hand knit afghan.

TUES: Business Ethics and Objectivism Part 3

WHEN:
TUESDAY, December 2, 2008 6:30 PM

TOPIC:
Business Ethics and Objectivism
Lecture 3: Outline of an Objectivist Theory
Audio CD of William Kline with ppt slides
Advanced Morning Course from the 2007 Summer Seminar
We will listen to the CD and discuss.

LEADER:
Jackie Hazelton

DESCRIPTION:
What is business ethics? The answer to this question may appear to change
with the issue under scrutiny. Ethics in Globalization, CEO pay, diversity,
wages, and the environment all seem to demand a case by case analysis. This
3-lecture course critically examines the two main theories of business ethics
Stakeholder theory and Stockholder theory and then offers an Objectivist
theory of business ethics as a superior alternative.

OUTLINE:
An Objectivist Theory
I. Description of an Objectivist Business Ethics
A. Self-Interest, Rights and Human Flourishing
B. Excerpts from the writings of Ayn Rand
II. Origins of the Theory
A. Aristotle
B. Deficiencies in moral defenses of capitalism
III. Problems for the Objectivist Approach
A. Limits of self-interest
B. Conception of highest moral characters as portrayed in Rand’s novels

BIO:
William Kline is the president and co-founder of the Center for Liberty
Studies. This fall, he started as an assistant professor in Liberal Studies
at the University of Illinois, Springfield. Dr. Kline holds a PH.D. in
Philosophy from Bowling Green State University and was a professor at Molloy
College and Central Michigan University.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-4175 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
Snacks or beverage to share or a monetary donation

SAT: Perry on The State of ARI

WHEN:
SATURDAY, November 15, 2008 7:00 PM

TITLE:
The State of ARI

SPEAKER:
Bill Perry

ABSTRACT:
Bill Perry presents Yaron Brook’s slide show detailing ARI’s programs and
financial status. The presentation includes materials about the new Ayn Rand
Center for Individual Rights that ARI has opened in Washington, D.C.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-4175 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
Snacks or beverage to share or a monetary donation