Though rationality and objectivity are central to Objectivism, Objectivists’ understanding of these concepts is often sketchy. In this course, Dr. Smith deepens your understanding of exactly what rationality and objectivity consist of. It identifies the errors in several popular interpretations of these terms. This course is both theoretical and practical. It clarifies your grasp of the nature of rationality and objectivity and it provides specific techniques—including how to avoid certain cognitive “traps”—to enhance rational and objective thinking.

The course handout can be found here: Tara_Smith-Rationality_and_Objectivity