The purpose of this site: Works which either explicitly or implicitly follow up from particular paragraphs in Galt's speech are listed in chronological order. In no way should a work being cited here be taken as suggesting my agreement or approval.

Needless to say, there is a lot of work to do on this website. Galt's speech covers a lot of ground: philosophy, psychology, economics, religion, etc. So "under construction" is a given for some years to come. If you have any additions, corrections, or comments about the site, please contact me at Thanks, Richard

Galt's Speech, as printed in For the New Intellectual, consists of 295 paragraphs, which are outlined below.

¶ 1-15: Introductory remarks by Galt.
¶ 16-19: Mystical versus social morality.
¶ 20-43: Objectivist metaethics.
¶ 44-50: Objectivist metaphysics.
¶ 51-53: Objectivist epistemology.
¶ 54-61: Connection of epistemology to morality.
¶ 62-69: Objectivist normative ethics.
¶ 70-74: Happiness.
¶ 75-85: Trader principle.
¶ 86-102: Critique of the morality of death.
¶ 103-104: Critique of both the mystics of spirit and of muscle.
¶ 105-150: Critique of altruism.
¶ 151-160: Critique of the primacy of consciousness.
¶ 161-171: The injustice resulting from the primacy of consciousness.
¶ 172-175: Axioms.
¶ 176-206: The development of human consciousness and the purpose of modern savagery.
¶ 207-212: Motor and factory meeting.
¶ 213-227: Mind and production.
¶ 228-243: Critique of moral/practical dichotomy.
¶ 228-243: Critique of moral/practical dichotomy.
¶ 244-261: Self-esteem and pride.
¶ 262-271: Objectivist politics.
¶ 272-277: Economics and the pyramid of ability principle.
¶ 278-295: Spread the strike.

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