This is an ongoing 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 weekly live classes conducted by videoconference and taught by experts in Objectivism.
The purpose of this Objectivism Seminar is to help you learn how to better understand various principles of Objectivism and philosophical issues more generally, including especially the fact that Objectivism’s principles often address long-standing philosophical issues.
We will explore in some depth some of the key principles of Objectivism, especially in ethics, metaphysics, and epistemology. This year we will focus on foundational issues. Next year we will focus on the guidance Objectivism offers in epistemology, ethics, and politics.
The cash value of gaining a better understanding of the principles of Objectivism, including some of its advice about proper philosophical methodology, is that the philosophy can become more fully an aid to your own life: to your thinking, work and happiness.