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Ayn Rand’s Other Literary Treasures: The Hal Wallis Screenplays (MP3 download)

In the 1940s Ayn Rand wrote adaptations for Hollywood producer Hal Wallis. Dr. Federman tells the plots of these new treasures: adaptations “The Crying Sisters,” “You Came Along,” “Love Letters,” and “House of Mist,” as well as the original screenplay “Top Secret.” These screenplays bear the Ayn Rand stamp: unusual situations, great conflicts, passionately valuing...See More
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Ayn Rand’s Seminars on Non-Fiction Writing: A Preview (MP3 download)

This talk examines "The Art of Nonfiction: A Guide for Readers and Writers", a book based on the nonfiction writing course Ayn Rand gave in 1969.
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Ayn Rand―A Writer is Born (MP3 download)

How did Ayn Rand, at nine, make the “great decision” to be a writer? First, she discovered an inspiring fictional hero: Captain Cyrus Paltons, mentally and physically unstoppable. Then, in the summer of 1914, she entertained her sisters by creating stories about chorus girls—and discovered her ability to invent exciting adventures. A writer’s career, she realized,...See More
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Ayn Rand's Conception of Valuing (MP3 download)

This course sheds light on aspects of the Objectivist ethics, by considering Ayn Rand's idea that valuing is an activity that one must know how to perform. The course traces the development of this idea from "We The Living" and Rand's earlier notes through "Atlas Shrugged" and her non-fiction. Topics addressed include the objectivity of values and the nature of the...See More
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Ayn Rand's Drafts: The Labors of a Literary Genius (MP3 download)

These two lectures take a fascinating look at the development that certain scenes in "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" went through,in particular, scenes involving philosophical speeches and romantic encounters.
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Ayn Rand's Ethics: From "The Fountainhead" to "Atlas Shrugged" (MP3 download)

Ayn Rand originally envisioned "Atlas Shrugged" as a socio-political novel that would build on the ethical ideas of "The Fountainhead". But as she worked on "Atlas", she developed and revised her ethical thought in unexpected ways. This lecture explores how, and why, her ideas changed. Special attention is given to the pivotal role of "The Moral Basis of...See More
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Ayn Rand's Home Atmosphere (MP3 download)

Who was Ayn Rand's family? Dr. Federman presents each family member as an individual who was important to her and whom you might like to meet. What were each person's interests, aspirations and convictions? What relationship did each of them have with Miss Rand? Dr. Federman allows you to hear these individuals speak for themselves as she reads excerpts from the...See More
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Ayn Rand's HUAC Testimony (MP3 download)

In 1947, Ayn Rand testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), which was then investigating communist infiltration into the Hollywood movie industry. Why did she agree to testify as a "friendly witness"? What did she say to the HUAC—and what did she want to say?
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Ayn Rand's Life: Highlights and Sidelights (MP3 download)

Ayn Rand embodied three extraordinary qualities: philosophic genius, heroic rationality and passionate man-worship.
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Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist

Ayn Rand is well known for advocating egoism, but the substance of that instruction is rarely understood. Far from representing the rejection of morality, selfishness, in Rand's view, actually demands the practice of a systematic code of ethics. This book explains the fundamental virtues that Rand considers vital for a person to achieve their objective well-being. ...See More
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