This episode of The Sports Ethicist Podcast is the audio version of my talk "The Value of Play". Recorded at The Atlas Summit on June 22, 2014, the full video (including a Q&A period) is available at http://www.atlassociety.org/as/value-play andÂ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=texwMP6W9U.
The following is the description from The Atlas Society website:
Work and career are central values in Objectivism. Play doesnâ€™t get a lot of focus in Ayn Randâ€™s fiction or in Objectivist philosophy. Play, though, offers many positive benefits and is a ubiquitous feature of human civilizations.
In this video, author Â Shawn Klein presents an Objectivist conception of the value of play by way of answering the following questions. What role is there for play in an Objectivist life? Can play be a part of oneâ€™s central purpose? What is the relationship between the virtues (such as productivity and rationality) and play?