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Keith Lockitch
Vice President of Content & Senior Fellow

Honors Seminar | 2024

8 Lessons
8h 50m
Completed 0%
This is a seminar series for developing white papers. This course is by invitation only....
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Onkar Ghate
Chief Philosophy Officer & Senior Fellow

Objectivism through Ayn Rand’s Fiction (Q3-Q4) | 2024

7 Lessons
7h 28m
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Ayn Rand’s novels, We the Living, Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged, are self-consciously philosophical novels, containing abstract themes, characters driven by opposing moral principles, and conflicts rooted in clashing worldviews. And more than that,...
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Gena Gorlin

An Introduction to Psychology | 2024

8 Lessons
17h 55m
Completed 0%
This course will cover the major schools of thought, methods of inquiry, and empirical findings taught in a typical Introduction to Psychology course. But it will explore how to understand and evaluate these theories, methods,...
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Keith Lockitch
Vice President of Content & Senior Fellow

Foundations of Physical Science: Motion and Gravitation | 2024

20 Lessons
26h 50m
Level
ARU
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This course will trace the development of man’s understanding of motion and gravitation, starting with the earliest astronomical observations of pre-Greek civilizations, and culminating in the achievements of Isaac Newton. How did mankind progress from...
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Tara Smith
Professor of Philosophy University of Texas at Austin

Introduction to the Objectivist Ethics | 2024

8 Lessons
16h 11m
Level
ARU
Completed 0%
This course will examine the foundational principles of Ayn Rand’s moral philosophy while addressing core questions that her theory typically raises. Its major topics will be: the foundations of value; the objectivity of value (in...
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Harry Binswanger
Member, Board of Directors

Objectivist Logic | 2024

32 Lessons
30h 48m
Completed 0%
Ayn Rand embraced Aristotelian logic but took it much further. This course, through lectures and homework exercises, reviews the three most important ideas of Aristotelian logic and then focuses on the new principles of proper...
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Shoshana Milgram

Victor Hugo’s The Man Who Laughs | 2024

9 Lessons
18h 49m
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ARU
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Victor Hugo’s The Man Who Laughs: The Hero with the Passion and Power of Prometheus. The Man Who Laughs, according to Ayn Rand, was the best novel ever written by Victor Hugo, her favorite novelist. Together, we...
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Gregory Salmieri
Senior Scholar of Philosophy at the Salem Center, University of Texas at Austin

Plato and Aristotle | 2024

30 Lessons
63h 55m
Level
ARU
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This course will survey the essentials of the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle. We’ll trace the development of Plato’s thought from the early dialogues, which focus on various ethical theses and on the standards for...
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Yaron Brook
Chairman of the Board

Intellectual Development Workshop | 2024

14 Lessons
26h 8m
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ARU
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This is an invitation-only live course for select members of the ARU Graduate Center. The Intellectual Development seminar will focus on honing participants’ public speaking skills and advanced knowledge of Objectivism. Participants will develop, deliver...
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Keith Lockitch
Vice President of Content & Senior Fellow

Intermediate Writing | 2024

6 Lessons
11h 38m
Completed 0%
Writing is a skill, a creative activity. As such, it cannot be learned primarily by reading a textbook or listening to lectures. One learns to write by writing . . . and writing and writing...
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Harry Binswanger
Member, Board of Directors

Perception

32 Lessons
31h 15m
Completed 0%
Topics include perception as the inerrant foundation of the conceptual faculty and of conceptual knowledge; the question of the validity of the senses; presentationalism vs. representationalism; the three skeptical attacks on perception; sensations and perception;...
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Don Watkins
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Tal Tsfany

Philosophy, Work, and Business

8 Lessons
16h 11m
Level
ARU
Completed 0%
Objectivism upholds productive work as the central activity of a good life. Taking your life seriously requires taking work seriously. In this course, you will learn the principles and attitudes that will guide you in...
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