Curiosity – Ayn Rand's Honesty

Another example of Peikoff assuming he’s honest: Peikoff says at one point in his speech (18:45 in the ARI video) “I wasn’t tempted to be dishonest myself, but I did not see how to prove the evil of lying.” The context is that he’s talking about when he was a n00b at philosophy and he was ~18 or something, so it’s especially bad that he thinks he wasn’t tempted to be dishonest.

edit: Importantly, he’s talking about general dishonesty, he’s not talking about a specific situation.

Some context:

Rereading, I think my last paragraph is unfair but the quote is still highly problematic given Peikoff’s role/position/reputation/etc.