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Gregory Salmieri
Senior Scholar of Philosophy at the Salem Center, University of Texas at Austin

Plato and Aristotle

6 Lessons
12h 20m
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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 Seminar

1 Lesson
1h 52m
Level
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

24 Lessons
23h 46m
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

6 Lessons
12h 4m
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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Harry Binswanger
Member, Board of Directors

ITOE, Advanced Topics

54 Lessons
53h 49m
Level
ARU
Completed 0%
2524.9675“ITOE, Advanced Topics” is an intensive study of Rand’s theory of knowledge covering the later material in Ayn Rand’s Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology: Leonard Peikoff’s essay “The Analytic-Synthetic Dichotomy” and the Appendix to the second edition....
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Sam Weaver
Junior Fellow

Leonard Peikoff’s “Eight Great Plays” | 2024

15 Lessons
30h 38m
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ARU
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This is a guided study of Leonard Peikoff’s recorded lecture course “8 Great Plays,” in which Dr. Peikoff selects eight masterpieces of world literature and analyzes them as great works of drama and as works...
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Onkar Ghate
Chief Philosophy Officer & Senior Fellow

Objectivism through Ayn Rand’s Fiction | 2024

15 Lessons
31h 28m
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ARU
Completed 0%
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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Peter Schwartz
Distinguished Fellow Ayn Rand Institute

Advanced Writing

8 Lessons
17h 10m
Level
ARU
Completed 0%
A course that focuses on writing high quality op-ed articles, for ARU Graduate Center members (by invitation only)....
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Onkar Ghate
Chief Philosophy Officer & Senior Fellow

Objectivism Seminar

15 Lessons
39h 9m
Level
ARU
Completed 0%
This is a two-quarter seminar exploring some of Objectivism’s central principles, especially in ethics and epistemology. Its goal is to help you learn how to better understand and “chew” various principles of Objectivism. The consequence...
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Onkar Ghate
Chief Philosophy Officer & Senior Fellow

How to Think about Current Events

8 Lessons
16h 33m
Level
ARU
Completed 0%
In the age of social media everyone’s a self-proclaimed pundit, tweeting or posting on current events whether or not they possess any relevant knowledge or expertise. Meanwhile, our culture is saturated with stale, conventional thinking....
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Keith Lockitch
Vice President of Content & Senior Fellow

Introduction to Writing (Q4-Q1)

18 Lessons
46h 0m
Level
ARU
Completed 0%
This course teaches the basic principles and methods of objective communication. We’ll treat communication as a science, as a skill that has certain objective principles that can be learned and applied to the improvement of...
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