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Ayn Rand
Originator of the Philosophy of Objectivism

The Art of Fiction

12 Lessons
22h 34m
Level
Intermediate
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In 1958, the year after Atlas Shrugged was published, a small group of aspiring writers and fiction lovers gathered in Ayn Rand’s living room for an informal course on literature. Speaking extemporaneously from just a few handwritten...
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Jason Rheins

Kant’s Philosophy (Part 2): Moral Philosophy

3 Lessons
3h 0m
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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

3 Lessons
4h 25m
Level
Advanced
Completed 0%
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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Leonard Peikoff
Ayn Rand’s Foremost Student and Today’s Leading Expert on Objectivism

Lectures on Culture and Politics

5 Lessons
6h 10m
Level
Intermediate
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In this collection of talks and lectures, Leonard Peikoff addresses key cultural, philosophical, and political phenomena from the perspective of Objectivism. Topics include: the philosophic foundations of capitalism and the rise of statism in America,...
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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
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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
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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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Tara Smith
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Onkar Ghate

Objectivism’s Approach to the Virtues

5 Lessons
7h 6m
Level
Intermediate
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In this collection of talks, Tara Smith and Onkar Ghate survey three of the moral virtues that are most distinctive to the Objectivist ethics: independence, pride and productiveness. Lastly, Dr. Smith shows how some character...
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Leonard Peikoff
Ayn Rand’s Foremost Student and Today’s Leading Expert on Objectivism

The DIM Hypothesis II

6 Lessons
9h 2m
Level
Advanced
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In this six-lecture course recorded in July of 2010 at the Objectivist summer conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Leonard Peikoff discusses the final parts of his then book-in-progress The DIM Hypothesis, published in 2012. Here is...
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Leonard Peikoff
Ayn Rand’s Foremost Student and Today’s Leading Expert on Objectivism

The DIM Hypothesis I

6 Lessons
9h 34m
Level
Advanced
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In this six-lecture course recorded in July of 2007 at the Objectivist summer conference in Telluride, Colorado, Leonard Peikoff discusses the first parts of his then book-in-progress The DIM Hypothesis, published in 2012. Here is a...
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Harry Binswanger
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Onkar Ghate

Exploring Objectivism:
The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

8 Lessons
5h 28m
Level
Beginner
Completed 0%
Available with Spanish subtitles! ¡Disponible con subtítulos en español! If you have ever wondered what philosophy is and how ideas shape human life, this course is for you. Join Gloria Álvarez as she interviews Ayn Rand Institute...
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Ayn Rand
Originator of the Philosophy of Objectivism

Introducing Objectivism

1 Lesson
0h 9m
Level
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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