Michael Stuart Kelly Posted July 11, 2006 Share Posted July 11, 2006 Introducing the David Kelley CornerI just returned from the 2006 Summer Seminar of The Atlas Society and its Objectivist Center held at Chapman University in Orange County, California. Before going, I had already read some of David Kelley’s stuff, but I was not completely aware of how deeply it resonated in my own view of Objectivism. I had only suspected it. Now that I have seen him and the organization he founded up close, my respect and enthusiasm have grown vastly.I remember reading Kelley’s outline of the John Galt speech a while ago. It was something I had wanted to do for the longest time for my own understanding. Then, one day while surfing the Internet, I came across Kelley’s outline. I loved the idea that someone else had already done it—and done it well. It is a wonderful way for the average person to be able to get through Galt’s speech without fudging. I strongly believe this outline should be read widely, even by learned Objectivists.I want to help make Kelley more reader-friendly for normal people. As a professional philosopher, teacher and writer, he has the reputation of being an academic. Thus his work comes with a built-in highbrow factor for the general public. The idea behind this Corner is to discuss his work from the general public’s view in addition to that of scholars. Also, over time, I and others on OL intend to compile a lot of easily accessible information on all things Kelley. I do hope you enjoy getting to know more about this remarkable man and his work. As the saying goes, “Try it. You’ll like it.”Michael Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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