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Harry Binswanger
Member, Board of Directors

Logic: The Cashing-In

5 Lessons
5h 5m
Level
Intermediate
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Concepts, though fundamental, are only tools—only means to an end. The end is the practical, productive, rational use of your mind to achieve your values, secure your survival, and enhance your life. That is the...
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Gregory Salmieri
Senior Scholar of Philosophy at the Salem Center, University of Texas at Austin

Atlas Shrugged as a Work of Philosophy

4 Lessons
4h 47m
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Intermediate
Completed 0%
Ayn Rand stated the theme of Atlas Shrugged as: “the role of the mind in man’s existence—and, as corollary, the demonstration of a new moral philosophy: the morality of rational self-interest.” This course discusses the manner...
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Mike Mazza
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Ben Bayer

OAC: Graduate School Application Bootcamp

3 Lessons
6h 28m
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This multi-session workshop is open to students and alumni of the Objectivist Academic Center, and those they refer who are serious students of Objectivism but who have not, as yet, joined the OAC. The bootcamp...
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Keith Lockitch
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Onkar Ghate
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Elan Journo

OGC: Advanced Writing and Editing

16 Lessons
29h 52m
Level
Advanced
Completed 0%
This is an invitation-only live course (Oct. 2021 – Jun. 2022) of Ayn Rand University, a new kind of university which provides advanced live courses in philosophy and communication from an Objectivist perspective. ARU courses include...
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Leonard Peikoff
Ayn Rand’s Foremost Student and Today’s Leading Expert on Objectivism

Reflections on Life and Personal Values

5 Lessons
5h 54m
Level
Intermediate
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In this collection of talks spanning more than a decade, Leonard Peikoff reflects on a wide range of topics of significant importance to his life, both personally and professionally. Several of these discussions are informal:...
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Yaron Brook
Chairman of the Board

In Defense of Financial Markets

7 Lessons
7h 56m
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Intermediate
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Free, unregulated financial markets serve the vital function of providing capital to the producers. Yet, through the ages, banking and other financial activities have been viewed as corrupt and exploitative. From the money-changers of the...
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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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Jason Rheins

Kant’s Philosophy (Part 2): Moral Philosophy

3 Lessons
3h 0m
Level
Advanced
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No thinker has had a greater influence on philosophy in the last two centuries than Immanuel Kant. Building on his metaphysics and epistemology, Kant proposed an ethics that dispensed with the need for a divine...
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Jason Rheins

Kant’s Philosophy (Part 1): Theoretical Philosophy

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4h 25m
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Advanced
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No thinker has had a greater influence on philosophy in the last two centuries than Immanuel Kant. This course presents the historical context in which Kant developed his metaphysics and epistemology and explains his most...
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Harry Binswanger
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Gregory Salmieri

Graduate Seminar on Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology

17 Lessons
38h 47m
Level
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
Level
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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