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Leonard Peikoff
Ayn Rand’s Foremost Student and Today’s Leading Expert on Objectivism

Lectures on Culture and Politics

5 Lessons
6h 10m
Level
Intermediate
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In this collection of talks and lectures, Leonard Peikoff addresses key cultural, philosophical, and political phenomena from the perspective of Objectivism. Topics include: the philosophic foundations of capitalism and the rise of statism in America,...
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Harry Binswanger
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Gregory Salmieri

Graduate Seminar on Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology

4 Lessons
8h 30m
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Advanced
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In this Summer 2021 seminar, graduate students and young professionals in philosophy examine the best secondary literature on Ayn Rand's epistemology, and do an intensive chapter-by-chapter reading of her Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology. This course is...
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Gregory Salmieri
Senior Scholar of Philosophy at the Salem Center, University of Texas at Austin

Objectivist Epistemology in Outline

4 Lessons
6h 3m
Level
Advanced
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Ayn Rand held that “philosophy is primarily epistemology,” the “science devoted to the discovery of the proper methods of acquiring and validating knowledge.” This class surveys Rand’s “new approach to epistemology” — the most original...
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Leonard Peikoff
Ayn Rand’s Foremost Student and Today’s Leading Expert on Objectivism

The Value of Great (Though Philosophically False) Art

3 Lessons
4h 44m
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Intermediate
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In these lectures, Leonard Peikoff argues that a great work of art has life-serving values to offer even when its philosophic content is untrue. Through analysis of some great works of literature, and a number...
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Tara Smith
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Onkar Ghate

Objectivism’s Approach to the Virtues

5 Lessons
7h 6m
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Intermediate
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In this collection of talks, Tara Smith and Onkar Ghate survey three of the moral virtues that are most distinctive to the Objectivist ethics: independence, pride and productiveness. Lastly, Dr. Smith shows how some character...
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Leonard Peikoff
Ayn Rand’s Foremost Student and Today’s Leading Expert on Objectivism

The DIM Hypothesis II

6 Lessons
9h 2m
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Advanced
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In this six-lecture course recorded in July of 2010 at the Objectivist summer conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Leonard Peikoff discusses the final parts of his then book-in-progress The DIM Hypothesis, published in 2012. Here is...
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Leonard Peikoff
Ayn Rand’s Foremost Student and Today’s Leading Expert on Objectivism

The DIM Hypothesis I

6 Lessons
9h 34m
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Advanced
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In this six-lecture course recorded in July of 2007 at the Objectivist summer conference in Telluride, Colorado, Leonard Peikoff discusses the first parts of his then book-in-progress The DIM Hypothesis, published in 2012. Here is a...
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Harry Binswanger
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Onkar Ghate

Exploring Objectivism:
The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

8 Lessons
5h 28m
Level
Beginner
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Available with Spanish subtitles! ¡Disponible con subtítulos en español! If you have ever wondered what philosophy is and how ideas shape human life, this course is for you. Join Gloria Álvarez as she interviews Ayn Rand Institute...
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Ayn Rand
Originator of the Philosophy of Objectivism

Introducing Objectivism

1 Lesson
0h 9m
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Beginner
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Available with Spanish subtitles! ¡Disponible con subtítulos en español! In 1962, Ayn Rand was invited to write a weekly column for the Los Angeles Times. Her first column was a brief introduction to her philosophy, Objectivism. In...
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Onkar Ghate
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Gregory Salmieri

Seminar on Ayn Rand’s Political Philosophy

6 Lessons
12h 5m
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Intermediate
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Ayn Rand wrote extensively about political philosophy, arguing that the principles and ideas responsible for the remarkable economic and social progress of the nineteenth century were little understood a century later, and that their implicit...
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Onkar Ghate
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Keith Lockitch
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Aaron Smith
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Ben Bayer

Free Preview! The Objectivist Academic Center (OAC)

10 Lessons
3h 27m
Level
Advanced
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In this free preview course, you can sample the educational experience of being in the Objectivist Academic Center (OAC®), ARI's premier intellectual training program featuring live courses taught by videoconference. Join at aynrand.org/OAC The core of...
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Keith Lockitch
Vice President of Content & Senior Fellow

OAC (Year 2): Writing

19 Lessons
53h 26m
Level
Intermediate
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This is an ongoing live course taught in the Objectivist Academic Center (OAC), ARI’s premier intellectual training program featuring weekly classes conducted by videoconference. Visit aynrand.org/oac to learn how you can gain access to this...
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