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An Orientation to Objectivism – Ayn Rand: Novelist-Philosopher (MP3 download)

Rand was often asked whether she regarded herself primarily as a novelist or a philosopher. In response to one such questioner, Rand answered: “I am primarily both.” What did she mean by that? And why do you have to pay attention to both Rand’s fiction and nonfiction to learn Objectivism? In this session, Onkar Ghate explores the relationship between Rand’s...See More

An Orientation to Objectivism - Why Laissez-Faire? (MP3 download)

Ayn Rand was a champion of capitalism — not of today’s mixture of freedom and government controls, but of “full, pure, uncontrolled, unregulated laissez-faire capitalism.” Why does Rand think that it’s so important to uphold such a radical position (a position that even many libertarians do not take)? In this session Steve Simpson situates Rand’s view of a proper...See More

Analyzing Libertarianism: A Case Study in Thinking in Principles (MP3 download)

This talk delves into the thinking process by which Libertarianism - or any "complex" ideology - should be analyzed.

Ancient Greek Conceptions of Love: Aphrodite to St. Paul (MP3 download)

This course is a history of the different conceptions of love in the ancient Greek world. First, Dr. Mayhew explores the development of the reason-independent view of love; next, he turns to the unsuccessful but influential attempts by philosophers to resist this view; finally, he covers the end of the line of this history: the view of love found in the New...See More

Applying the Strikers’ Principles to Life in America Today (MP3 download)

What specific principles lead the heroes of "Atlas Shrugged" to go on strike? And what does it look like for an individual or a movement to implement these principles today in a world that resembles that of the novel in some ways but not in others? What decisions do we face that are analogous to those faced by the protagonists, and what can we learn from the novel...See More

Aristotle and the Renaissance (MP3 download)

Ayn Rand wrote: "The Aristotelian revival in the thirteenth century brought men to the Renaissance." These lectures—which cover 500 years, from the rediscovery of Aristotle, to the end of the Renaissance—demonstrate the truth of this statement.

Aristotle as Ethicist (MP3 download)

This course is a survey of the essential content of Aristotle's ethics with a focus on his methodology. Students will see how an inductive approach to ethics leads Aristotle to identify the moral man as a proud "lover of self" who achieves happiness by exercising reason in every sphere of his life. Attention is also paid to why Aristotle makes some significant...See More

Aristotle as Scientist: A Proper Verdict (MP3 download)

Aristotle was a giant not only in the realm of philosophy, but in the field of science as well. His treatises, especially in biology, provided a model of proper scientific work for centuries. Dr. Gotthelf focuses on Aristotle’s biological studies and on his wider philosophy of science.

Aristotle For Objectivists (MP3 download)

Dr. Mayhew helps you to find the gems among the writings of the philosopher whom Ayn Rand held as the greatest in history - Aristotle.

Aristotle: Father of Romanticism (MP3 download)

Could there have been a Romantic school of art if not for the ideas of Aristotle? These three classes address this intriguing question.

Aristotle’s Political Philosophy (MP3 download)

These three classes critically examine the essentials of Aristotle's political philosophy. They show that whatever Aristotle's flaws, the common view of him as a collectivist is false.

Aristotle's Criticism of Plato's Republic (Softcover)

The first five chapters of the second book of Aristotle's "Politics" contain a series of criticisms leveled against Plato's "Republic". (Softcover; 163 pages)
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