What is Objectivism? Who is an Objectivist? How should a philosophy of reason constitute itself as a movement? In the 1990 lecture that inaugurated The Objectivist Center, David Kelley explains how a spirit of independent thought, open inquiry, rational discussion and debate is necessary for Objectivism to capitalize on the promise of Ayn Rand's ideas. Complementary Material: The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand by David Kelley.