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Philosophy and the Real World Out There (MP3 download)

It is the brazen hallmark of the modern age not to debate the nature of reality; but to gleefully reject it. (1990)
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Some Notes About Tomorrow (MP3 download)

In this 1992 lecture, Leonard Peikoff offers a philosopher’s perspective on the collapse of the Soviet Union and explains why he thinks the Russians are unlikely to embrace capitalism and freedom. After discussing America’s ongoing trade war with Japan, Dr. Peikoff gives his thoughts on President George H.W. Bush and the upcoming 1992 presidential election.
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Modernism and Madness (MP3 download)

Is there a connection between schizophrenia; "the low point of the human mind", and culture; "the height of human achievement"?
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What to Do About Crime (MP3 download)

In this 1995 lecture delivered at Boston’s Ford Hall Forum, philosopher Leonard Peikoff addresses the problem of crime. Exploring the traits that criminals have in common, Peikoff argues that a philosophical perspective is needed to explain the rise of crime in the United States and to make progress in reducing crime.
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Why Ancient Greece Is My Favorite Civilization (MP3 download)

In this heartfelt tribute to Greek culture, Dr. Peikoff names its essential virtue as man-worship. Greece, he says, was the only fully secular civilization in history, the "only conceptual-level culture ever."
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Triumphs and Tribulations of a Talk-Show Host (MP3 download)

From 1995 to 1999, Objectivist philosopher Leonard Peikoff hosted a radio talk show, “The Leonard Peikoff Show.” In this 1997 lecture, he discusses the challenging task faced by a talk-show host with a radical philosophy to sell. Offering humorous anecdotes along the way, Peikoff recalls shows that were unexpected hits or total bombs and assesses the results of his...See More
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The Philosophic Basis of Capitalism (MP3 download)

What explains the rise of statism in America, a nation founded on laissez-faire capitalist principles? Philosopher Leonard Peikoff takes up this question in this 1980 lecture to a group of businessmen. After weeding through popular yet insufficient explanations, Peikoff identifies the ideas dominating Western philosophy as the crucial determinant.
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The Survival Value of Great (Though Philosophically False) Art (MP3 download)

Dr. Peikoff demonstrates how a work of art serves a philosophic purpose even when its philosophic content is untrue by focusing on how art teaches man to use his consciousness.
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Love, Sex and Romance (MP3 download)

Here is a wide-ranging discussion of unusually provocative subjects.
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Interview With Leonard Peikoff (MP3 download)

In 1991, Dr. Leonard Peikoff published his book Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, which he called “the definitive presentation of Ayn Rand’s philosophy—as interpreted by her best student and chosen heir.” In this 1992 radio interview, Dr. Peikoff discusses the book, answering several questions about Objectivism and about Ayn Rand.
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The Ominous Parallels (MP3 download)

In this lecture by philosopher Leonard Peikoff, delivered shortly after publication of his book, The Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America, Peikoff argues that ideas have the power to shape human history. After explaining how bad philosophy—specifically, unreason and self-sacrifice—gave rise to the evils of Nazi Germany, Peikoff points out disturbing...See More
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A Rational Curriculum (MP3 download)

This lecture substantially duplicates lecture 4 of the "Philosophy of Education" course with a different Q & A period.
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