In this five-lecture course
from 1985, Dr. Leonard Peikoff presents a philosophy of education based on
Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. The course addresses such topics as the
purpose of education, proper teaching methods, and a proper curriculum.
In addition, Dr. Peikoff
presents and evaluates several competing theories on the basic purpose of
education. He draws from Ayn Rand’s philosophy to present a number of
principles for effective teaching and also shares tips and techniques that he
developed over the course of his many years of teaching. Finally, Dr. Peikoff
discusses his views on why the current education system is failing, and what
can be done about it.
This course is intended to be
of value to those in the teaching profession, especially those in primary and
secondary education, as well as to parents interested in ensuring that their
children receive a proper education. But the lectures are designed to be
accessible and enjoyable for a much wider audience.
This course assumes prior
familiarity with several concepts from Ayn Rand’s philosophy, such as her views
on the contextual nature of knowledge and the inter-connectivity of knowledge.
The course is followed by an
extended open Q&A period on Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. In total,
the audio is 8 hours and 27 minutes long.Dr. Leonard Peikoff is an American philosopher who had a
close, 30-year friendship and professional association with Ayn Rand. He holds
a Ph.D. in philosophy, is the author of three books, and has lectured on
Objectivism for decades. He is considered the world’s foremost authority on the
philosophy of Ayn Rand.
(MP3 download; 8 hrs. 28 min., with Q & A, 364.72 MB)
The description of this product has not necessarily been
reviewed or approved by Leonard Peikoff.