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Physicists Lost In Space (MP3 download)

Throughout history, physicists have divided their attention between matter and a chimera called "space." Regarded as an existent independent of matter, space has been to physics what God has been to metaphysics: an invalid idea that undercuts the science at its foundation.

Plato's Laws (MP3 download)

The Laws describes Plato's conception of the second best political community (in contrast to the ideal presented in the Republic). This course closely examines this neglected dialogue. The main concerns of the Laws are Platonic political philosophy and religion - and the connection between the two. Dr. Mayhew pays special attention to Book 10, which contains Plato's...See More

Political Thought in Ancient Greece (MP3 download)

For the Greeks, the ability to think abstractly about politics began on Homer's battlefield, advanced through self-governing political communities, and culminated in the political philosophies of Plato and Aristotle. This course examines the intellectual history of Greek political thought.

Property Rights in American History (MP3 download)

This course investigates the history of property rights in America from the founding era to the present. Dr. Daniels illustrates how property rights came under political and moral attack in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and how a proper defense of property rights is the means of defending all individual rights more fully. He also indicates, in...See More

Reason in Ancient Greek Drama (MP3 download)

This course examines plays from the four great ancient Greek dramatists all exploring the role of reason in human life...

Reformation and Religious Wars (1517-1648) [2010] (MP3 download)

As the rebirth of reason developed in the High Renaissance, 16th century Europe experienced a reactionary religious movement: the Reformation. The Lutheran Reformation in Germany and Henry VIII's "great matter" fractured Christendom and Europe, igniting two centuries of bloody religious and nationalistic war. This course traces the origins of the Reformation, its...See More

Religion in American History (MP3 download)

This course investigates the historical development of religion in American history from the importation of the Puritan theocracy in the seventeenth century to the growth of evangelical ideas in the twenty-first.

Rome's Punic Wars: Three Victories and Their Lessons (MP3 download)

From 262 BC through 146 BC Rome fought three major wars with Carthage. These world-scale wars ended in different kinds of victories. This course focuses on why the two powers fought - what cultural and political factors brought them to such horrific violence? Why did the wars end as they did? Which was the proper victory? And what lessons does this hold for us today?

Rooseveltcare: How Social Security is Sabotaging the Land of Self-Reliance

Today we are at a crossroads. America’s entitlement state is threatening to bankrupt us, and new schemes such as ObamaCare are hastening the collapse. What should we do? In this provocative look at America before and after Social Security, Don Watkins argues that the answer is as simple as it is controversial...
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Spaceflight as It Was—and as It Ought To Be: Reviewing 50 Years of Manned Spaceflight (MP3 download)

In 2011 we celebrated the 50th anniversary of manned spaceflight, mankind’s greatest scientific and technological achievement. This lecture, given at Objectivist Summer Conference 2011, reviews and analyzes America’s 50 years of manned spaceflight—the achievements and failures—and examines the mixed premises that have derailed America’s manned space program. It...See More

The Age of Discovery: Discovering the New World (c. 1300—c. 1600) (MP3 download)

The Age of Discovery was a crucial aspect of the Renaissance. This course discusses the voyages and discoveries—sponsored by men such as Prince Henry (the Navigator), and led by Bartholomew Diaz, Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan and others—which simultaneously discovered the world and changed it forever. It also puts the voyages of Christopher...See More

The Battle of Midway (MP3 download)

Only six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States Navy devastated a much more powerful Japanese naval force during the Battle of Midway. This clash was America’s first major victory in the Pacific and proved to be a turning point in World War II. In this dramatic and uplifting talk, Dr. Brook explains what made America’s success at Midway possible.

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