This is an ongoing live course 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.

To join this or other ARU courses, sign up as an auditor, or apply to be a graded student at Ayn Rand University.

To learn Objectivism–a particular philosophy–you must see it as addressing the questions of philosophy. To learn philosophy, you must understand its questions and why they arise. Neither of these tasks is easy, because the questions philosophy raises are abstract and difficult, and the answers offered are often intricate and subtle. This course provides training in identifying and evaluating arguments.