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ARI Writers & Speakers

  • Yaron Brook

    Yaron Brook

    Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Laissez-faire capitalism, Objectivism, Rights

  • Onkar Ghate

    Onkar Ghate

    Senior Fellow and Chief Content Officer, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Objectivism, Ayn Rand’s novels & ideas, Religion & morality

  • Elan Journo

    Elan Journo

    Fellow and Director of Policy Research, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Foreign policy, Individual rights, Ethics in foreign policy

  • Keith Lockitch

    Keith Lockitch

    Fellow and Vice President of Educational Programs, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Ayn Rand’s novels & ideas, Environmental issues, Evolution vs. creationism

  • Steve Simpson

     

    , Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    The Supreme Court, Constitutional law, Freedom of speech

  • Steve Simpson

    Steve Simpson

    Director of Legal Studies, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    The Supreme Court, Constitutional law, Freedom of speech

  • Don Watkins

    Don Watkins

    Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Laissez-faire capitalism, Social Security, Entitlements

  • Jeff Britting

    Jeff Britting

    Archives Curator, Ayn Rand Archives, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Ayn Rand biography, Rand's impact, Objectivist esthetics

  • Amanda Maxham

    Amanda Maxham

    Research Associate, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Science & industrialization, Environmental issues, Biotechnology & GM foods

  • Aaron Smith

    Aaron Smith

    Instructor, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Philosophy, Morality/Ethics, Epistemology

Affiliates

  • Harry Binswanger

    Harry Binswanger

    Member, Board of Directors, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Ayn Rand, Objectivism, Epistemology

  • Edwin Locke

    Edwin A.  Locke

    Dean's Professor (Emeritus) of Leadership and Motivation, R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

    Specialties

    Business management, Psychology of motivation, Romantic love

  • Robert Mayhew

    Robert Mayhew

    Professor of Philosophy, Seton Hall University

    Specialties

    Ayn Rand, Aristotle, Objectivism

  • Peter Schwartz

    Distinguished Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Egoism/Selfishness, Culture & society, Foreign policy

  • Tara Smith

    Tara Smith

    Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin

    Specialties

    Morality/Ethics, Egoism/Selfishness, Individual rights

Suggested Course

Course

The Philosophy of Objectivism

This course presents, in essential terms, the theoretical structure of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. Rand endorsed the course, attending every lecture and participating in many of the question periods.

Instructor
Leonard Peikoff
Course Length
12 Lessons