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  1. Hi John, What kind of engineering do you do?
  2. Hi Jonathan, people here would be delighted see your summaries and notes. Plenty of knowledgable people here to answer questions on Rand's works, for free. --Stephen
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    CARAVAGGIO — act II (6 minute pax de deux) dancers — Vladimir Malakhov and Leonard Jakovina choreographer — Mauro Bigonzetti music — Bruno Moretti and Claudio Monteverdi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kywtasof2Go&list=PLC287eAgIud-97Szrcu-8e5tlTfArk6de&index=2
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    William, I don't know of a connection to a song. The "Light Rain" ballet premiered in New York in 1981. Here are the other acts of this short ballet. (There is a minute of black screen in the middle, which is just a divide to the next section of it.) Lively joy. https://vimeo.com/79831863
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    LIGHT RAIN — Pax de Deux (8.5 min.) dancers — Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino choreographer — Gerald Arpino music — Douglas Adams and Russ Gauthier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8wMMMgHcfk
  6. Stoicism and the Quest for Apathy Leonard Peikoff ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Aristotle, Kant, and the Stoics -- Rethinking Happiness and Duty Edited by Stephen Engstrom and Jennifer Whiting This is a fabulous collection: Deliberation and Moral Development --John McDowell Making Room for Character --Barbara Herman Kant’s Criticism of Eudaemonism --T. H. Irwin Happiness and the Highest Good in Aristotle and Kant --Stephen Engstrom Self-Love, Self-Benevolence, and Self-Conceit --Allen W. Wood Self-Love and Authoritative Virtue. --Jennifer Whiting From Duty for the Sake of the Noble: Kant and Aristotle on Morally Good Action --Christine M. Korsgaard Aristotle and Kant on Morality and Practical Reasoning --Julia Annas Eudaimonism, the Appeal to Nature, and “Moral Duty” in Stoicism --John M. Cooper Kant and Stoic Ethics --J. B. Schneewind
  7. (Socrates' and) Plato's Ethics: Virtue and the Health of the Soul Leonard Peikoff ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Plato's Ethics Terence Irwin “This exceptional book examines and explains Plato's answer to the normative question, 'How ought we to live?' It discusses Plato's conception of the virtues; his views about the connection between the virtues and happiness; and the account of reason, desire, and motivation that underlies his arguments about the virtues. Plato's answer to the epistemological question, 'How can we know how we ought to live?' is also discussed. His views on knowledge, belief, and inquiry, and his theory of Forms, are examined, insofar as they are relevant to his ethical view. Terence Irwin traces the development of Plato's moral philosophy, from the Socratic dialogues to its fullest exposition in the Republic. Plato's Ethics discusses Plato's reasons for abandoning or modifying some aspects of Socratic ethics, and for believing that he preserves Socrates' essential insights. A brief and selective discussion of the Statesmen, Philebus, and Laws is included.”
  8. Epicurus, Atomic Theory and the Ethics of Hedonism Leonard Peikoff
  9. In 2009 there issued The Cambridge Companion to Epicureanism, which of course is a treasury of information and analyses. In 2005 the book Epicurus and Freedom was issued, also from Cambridge University Press. It's author is Tim O'Keefe. From the blurb: I'd like to mention that in my OBJECTIVITY journal, there was an essay including epistemological views of the Epicureans. It was authored by David Potts, a professional philosopher and a friend of mine: Rationalism, Skepticism, and Anti-Rationalism in Greek Philosophy after Aristotle. Also, in V2N4 of OBJECTIVITY, on page 205, in the Remarks, there is Aristotelian critique of Ray Shelton's fine essay "Epicurus and Rand", followed by a rejoinder from Mr. Shelton.
  10. Leonard Peikoff's lectures in the early '70's on the history of philosophy are HERE.
  11. Epicurus and Rand by Ray Shelton (1995)
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    MANON - act III (3.5 minute pax de deux) dancers - Sara Lamb and Vadim Muntagirov choreography - Kenneth MacMillan music - Massenet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSF7OPuJIGA
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    HIS BITTER EARTH (6.5 minutes) dancers -Alessandra Ferri and Roberto Bolle choreography - Christopher Wheeldon music - Clyde Otis (song) / Max Richter singer - Dinah Washington https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWrMXvZFfu0
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    RIMINISCIN (7.5 min.) dancers - Alicia Graf Mack and Jamar Roberts choreographer - Judith Jamison song - A Case of You by Joni Mitchel singer - Rufus Wainwright https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrp4lCPunFE
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