Aaron Smith

Instructor
Ayn Rand Institute

Specialties

  • Philosophy
  • Morality/Ethics
  • Epistemology
  • Objectivism
  • Aristotle
  • Atheism
  • Faith/Mysticism
  • Culture & Society

Featured Work

Aaron Smith is an instructor for ARI’s Objectivist Academic Center and Summer Internship program. He also develops educational content for ARI’s e-learning programs and lectures for the Institute. Dr. Smith received his PhD in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University and has taught introductory and advanced courses in ethics, epistemology and the history of philosophy. Prior to joining ARI in 2013, Dr. Smith was a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where his research focused on Aristotle’s theory of knowledge.

Career Roles

Visiting Assistant Professor

Philosophy
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
2010 – 2013

Instructor

ARI Internship Program
2014 – present


Objectivist Academic Center
2013 – present


ARI Campus
2013 – present

Selected Work

Books

“Aristotle on Abstraction” July 2010

Courses

Foundations of Ethics: The Nature of Value

History of Ancient Philosophy

Ancient Greek Theories of Knowledge

Hellenistic Philosophy

Philosophical Skepticism

Plato

Introduction to Moral Theory

Introduction to Philosophy

Abstract Philosophy and Practical Life

Events

“Anthem: Discovering Moral Individualism,” a panel presentation, Association of Private Enterprise Education, April 2014

Talks & Lectures

“Selfishness, Altruism and Other People,” ARI Internship, June 2014