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The Self-made Child: Maria Montessori’s Philosophy of Education (MP3 download)

As “man is a being of self-made wealth,” wrote Ayn Rand, “so he is a being of self-made soul.” If this is true, if knowledge, virtue and character are primarily acquired through voluntary action over time, what does this imply for how children ought to be educated? This talk examines Maria Montessori’s views on the matter and explores the ways her pedagogy...See More
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The Significance of the Goldwater Campaign (MP3 download)

This download includes two interviews bookending the 1964 presidential election between Barry Goldwater and Lyndon B. Johnson. The first interview, recorded just days before the election, features Rand’s view on the candidates and advice on how to vote thoughtfully. The second, recorded the week after the election, offers Rand’s analysis of the election and stresses...See More
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The Simplest Thing in the World/Romantic Literature (MP3 download)

In the first recording on this download, Ayn Rand reads aloud her 1940 short story “The Simplest Thing in the World.” This first-person narrative by a writer struggling to fill a blank page dramatizes the influence of subconscious values on the creative process. In the second recording, a 1964 interview, Rand discusses romantic literature, the role of art in life,...See More
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The Spirit of Francisco (MP3 download)

This talk, which draws on Ayn Rand's hand-edited manuscripts, contrasts her revisions in refining this "ready-made" character, with the changes she made in the characters for whom she had prepared extensive notes (such as Rearden and Roark).
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The Style of Alfred Hitchcock: Films for the Focused Mind (MP3 download)

We will examine six classic films—The Thirty-Nine Steps, Young and Innocent, Shadow of a Doubt, Strangers on a Train, North by Northwest and To Catch a Thief—directed by Alfred Hitchcock, whom Ayn Rand described as an artist of stature, and as a Romanticist.
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The Stylized Soul in Romantic Literature (MP3 download)

“Romantic art is always stylized,” Ayn Rand said, distinguishing it from ancient Greek sculpture, which she called “beautiful Naturalism.” To stylize an artwork is to condense it to essential characteristics, chosen according to the artist’s value-abstractions. The result is a work every aspect of which is expressive of his values.
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The Unconquered: With another, earlier adaptation of We the Living

Ayn Rand was an American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system known as Objectivism.
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The Value of Purpose (MP3 download)

This lecture probes the meaning, value, and requirements of purpose. It explores the material and spiritual dimensions of purpose's value, purpose's relationship to reason and self-esteem; purpose's role in overcoming the "duty" conception of ethics; the relationship between purposefulness on small issues and pursuing a central purpose; and rationalism as an...See More
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The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism

The presentation of a radical morality of rational self-interest. (Paperback; 173 pages)
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The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism (CD Audio Book)

Unabridged, professional reading. The presentation of a radical morality of rational self-interest.
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