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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
Level
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
Level
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
Level
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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Ayn Rand
Originator of the Philosophy of Objectivism

Philosophy: Who Needs It

1 Lesson
0h 36m
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Beginner
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What is philosophy — and how is it relevant to my life? Ayn Rand answered these questions in her address to the senior class of the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1974. Rand...
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Ayn Rand
Originator of the Philosophy of Objectivism

Ayn Rand at Columbia University

14 Lessons
6h 50m
Level
Beginner
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★★★★
Throughout the 1960s, Ayn Rand conducted a series of radio lectures and interviews on Columbia University’s campus radio station, WKCR. The lectures were often written works that had previously been in print elsewhere, while the...
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Tara Smith
Professor of Philosophy University of Texas at Austin

Being Selfish, Being Happy

2 Lessons
2h 41m
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Beginner
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★★★★
The idea that a person ought to be selfish is so alien to our culture that when people learn that Ayn Rand upheld a morality of selfishness they are left scratching their heads. What could...
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Ayn Rand
Originator of the Philosophy of Objectivism

What Is Capitalism?

1 Lesson
0h 47m
Level
Intermediate
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★★★★
This 1967 lecture is Ayn Rand’s flagship talk on capitalism. In it she explains in depth what capitalism is, why it is often misunderstood and why it is the only social system consonant with man’s...
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