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Useful lectures for the serious Objectivist
I purchased this series of MP3 files (12 of them--one per lecture) to replace my 24 cassette tapes version,  bought in 1994, of the 1976 lectures. The audio quality of the MP3's seems superior to my 19 yr-old tapes and they're also much cheaper. Also MP3's don't degrade over time, jam, or have dropouts as is common with (obsolete) cassette tapes.

I also own and have read Dr Peikoff's book "Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand". I find both useful. The recorded lectures contain some material that is not in the book (as I recall) as well as Q&A sessions. Also I find listening to reading preferable at times. That said each lecture is about 160 minutes on average, including Q&A, so one must devote considerable time and attention to get the most from each lecture.

In short I regard this material, along with the later book, essential to anyone wanting to understand Objectivism completely but without being a professional Philosopher.
From: Stuart Middleton-White | Date: 4/4/2013 2:02 PM
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An important piece of history
These lectures, which were given in the presence of and with the approval of Ayn Rand, are an important part of the history of philosophy and should not be missed by any student of Objectivism or philosophy in general.  

Combined with Peikoff's "Understanding Objectivism", they form an incredible lecture-based series for grasping, understanding and applying philosophy.  

From: tomer strolight | Date: 4/6/2013 5:18 AM
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