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Ayn Rand
Originator of the Philosophy of Objectivism

The Anti-Industrial Revolution

1 Lesson
1h 8m
Level
Intermediate
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Reviews
★★★★
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
Level
Beginner
Completed 0%
Reviews
★★★★
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
Level
Beginner
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Reviews
★★★★
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
Level
Beginner
Completed 0%
Reviews
★★★★
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
Level
Beginner
Completed 0%
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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
Completed 0%
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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
Level
Beginner
Completed 0%
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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
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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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Leonard Peikoff
Ayn Rand’s Foremost Student and Today’s Leading Expert on Objectivism

History of Philosophy

50 Lessons
36h 38m
Level
Intermediate
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★★★★
This course was adapted from a series of lectures on the history of Western philosophy, given by Leonard Peikoff to fans of Ayn Rand in the early 1970s. Peikoff holds that a knowledge of the...
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Leonard Peikoff
Ayn Rand’s Foremost Student and Today’s Leading Expert on Objectivism

Unity in Epistemology and Ethics

4 Lessons
7h 0m
Level
Advanced
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★★★★
In these advanced talks, originally given in 1996, Leonard Peikoff discusses the significance and implications of the principle that all knowledge is interconnected. Peikoff makes the case for the unity of knowledge in great detail...
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Harry Binswanger
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Concepts and Propositions

6 Lessons
5h 43m
Level
Advanced
Completed 0%
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★★★★
Ayn Rand’s theory of concepts is revolutionary in the field of philosophy and it forms the backbone of the Objectivist theory of knowledge. In this course, given at Objectivist Summer Conference 2017 (OCON), Harry Binswanger...
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Tara Smith
Professor of Philosophy University of Texas at Austin

Self-Interest

6 Lessons
6h 51m
Level
Intermediate
Completed 0%
Reviews
★★★★
Because self-interest seems natural to most Objectivists, it is easy to take for granted our understanding of it. Yet getting the most out of egoism requires the fullest possible grasp of what self-interest is, of...
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