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Tara Smith
Professor of Philosophy University of Texas at Austin

Rationality and Objectivity

5 Lessons
4h 57m
Level
Intermediate
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Though rationality and objectivity are central to Objectivism, Objectivists’ understanding of these concepts is often sketchy. In this course, Dr. Smith deepens your understanding of exactly what rationality and objectivity consist of. It identifies the...
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Gregory Salmieri
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Ben Bayer

Objective Thinking

6 Lessons
8h 19m
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Intermediate
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If you are an honest person, you are not content to hold beliefs subjectively—because of accidental features of your psychology or circumstances. You aspire to be objective—to conform all of your thinking to the facts....
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Onkar Ghate
Chief Philosophy Officer & Senior Fellow

Seize the Reins of Your Mind

2 Lessons
1h 26m
Level
Beginner
Completed 0%
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Many educated people today dismiss free will as an illusion and instead view themselves and other people as determined by their environment and their genetics. Objectivism offers a very different view. It holds that the...
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Harry Binswanger
Member, Board of Directors

Ayn Rand’s Life: Highlights and Sidelights

2 Lessons
2h 55m
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Beginner
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Ayn Rand embodied three extraordinary qualities: philosophic genius, heroic rationality and passionate man-worship. The result was the outstanding figure of the modern era—perhaps, of any era. These two lectures portray the essence of a world-historical figure...
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Leonard Peikoff
Ayn Rand’s Foremost Student and Today’s Leading Expert on Objectivism

Induction in Physics and Philosophy

7 Lessons
13h 14m
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Advanced
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These historic lectures present, for the first time, the solution to the problem of induction, and thereby complete, in every essential respect, the validation of reason. Dr. Peikoff begins by identifying the axioms of induction and...
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Ayn Rand
Originator of the Philosophy of Objectivism

Ayn Rand on Art and Culture

3 Lessons
2h 53m
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Beginner
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This course examines Ayn Rand’s views on art, it’s importance to individuals and the culture, in her own words. “Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value-judgments. Man’s profound need of...
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John Ridpath

The Philosophical Origins of Marxism

4 Lessons
3h 55m
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Intermediate
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Although Marxism as a political system has now been widely repudiated, it remains an intellectual force in the universities. These classes examine Marxism as a secular version of the Judeo-Christian redemption saga. Recorded at Conceptual Conferences...
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Tara Smith
Professor of Philosophy University of Texas at Austin

Moral Ambition: Perfection and Pride

2 Lessons
2h 50m
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Intermediate
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Though Aristotle had praised pride as the crown of the virtues, Ayn Rand’s identification of pride as “moral ambitiousness” marked a major breakthrough in understanding this virtue. These illuminating lectures intensively explore this insight to unlock...
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Ayn Rand
Originator of the Philosophy of Objectivism

The Anti-Industrial Revolution

1 Lesson
1h 8m
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Intermediate
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★★★★
In this 1970 lecture, Ayn Rand analyzes the arguments and underlying motivation of the emerging “ecology” movement, the forerunner of today’s environmentalism. Separating legitimate concerns about pollution from the movement’s deeper animus toward industrial civilization...
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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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★★★★
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 this short course, based on a recording...
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ARI Instructor

Ayn Rand: A Writer’s Life

1 Lesson
1h 10m
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Beginner
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★★★★
Who was Ayn Rand? What kind of person did it take to create the fictional heroes of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead and to develop a new philosophy of reason? This documentary-style course traces Rand’s...
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Leonard Peikoff
Ayn Rand’s Foremost Student and Today’s Leading Expert on Objectivism

Introduction to Objectivism

1 Lesson
1h 18m
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Beginner
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★★★★
In this video, philosopher Leonard Peikoff presents the essentials of Ayn Rand’s philosophy to a group of students, then answers their questions. Peikoff, who was Rand’s friend and associate for three decades, is the author...
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