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The American School: Why Johnny Can't Think (MP3 download)

Alarmed at the state of American education, as indicated by plummeting test scores and the failure to keep up with other countries in math and science, philosopher Leonard Peikoff spent two weeks visiting the best schools in New York City searching for answers. In this 1984 lecture delivered at Boston’s Ford Hall Forum, Peikoff draws on his experiences and research...See More

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)

The Sanction of the Victims (Leonard Peikoff's delivery) (MP3 download)

The talk Ayn Rand was to deliver at Ford Hall Forum in 1982, presented movingly after her death and in tribute to her.

Assault From the Ivory Tower (MP3 download)

Why university professors are so hostile towards America.

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.

Poems I Like - and Why (MP3 download)

In this two-part lecture from 1999, philosopher Leonard Peikoff provides chapter and verse, or rather "rhythm and rhyme," on the value of poetry and its capacity for enriching one’s life. Encouraging listeners to “renounce their fear of poetry,” Peikoff reads aloud many of his favorites, by both well-known and anonymous poets, and includes a few of Ayn Rand’s...See More

Judging, Feeling and Not Being Moralistic (MP3 download)

These lectures offer an intensive analysis of the process of evaluative judgment. They apply the enormously abstract subject of morality to difficult cases. These lectures are invaluable guidelines for making moral decisions.

Writing: A Mini-Course (MP3 download)

Learning to write, Dr. Peikoff explains, requires not only an understanding of the proper principles, but also the ability to apply those principles to one's actual writing. These lectures feature exercises on six different aspects of good writing.

Certainty and Happiness: Achieving Success in Thought and Action (MP3 download)

Dr. Peikoff's analysis of the contrast between Objectivism's "philosophy of success" and the culturally dominant "philosophy of failure"; and the fundamental error shared by the enemies of certainty and of happiness.

The Leonard Peikoff Show, Christmas 1998 Special Edition (MP3 download)

This unique recording of The Leonard Peikoff Show was made on Christmas Eve in 1998. Taken from a documentation recording from the studio control board, you'll hear the host and the producers discussing the show behind the scenes: what music to play, how to generate more callers, and more. On air, Dr. Peikoff discusses the news of the day as it relates to...See More

Glossary of Objectivist Definitions (Booklet)

Additional entries by Leonard Peikoff and Harry Binswanger. (Edited by Allison T. Kunze and Jean F. Moroney) Have you ever wanted quickly to find Ayn Rand's definition of say, "axiom" or "racism" or the "crow epistemology"? This glossary now enables you to do so. (Booklet; 60 pages)

Moral Virtue (MP3 download)

A four-lecture series with sessions on Justice, Initiation of Force and Independence.

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