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ARI Writers And Speakers

Yaron Brook

Chairman of the Board, Ayn Rand Institute
Specialties
Business Ethics, Economic Policy, Financial Markets

Onkar Ghate

Chief Philosophy Officer and Senior Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute
Specialties
Ayn Rand Novels & Ideas, Education & Multiculturalism, Laissez Faire Capitalism

Elan Journo

Director and Senior Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute
Specialties
Arab Israeli Conflict, Ethics In Foreign Policy, Islamist Movement

Keith Lockitch

Vice President of Content and Senior Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute
Specialties
Ayn Rand Novels & Ideas, Energy & Industrialization, Environmental Issues

Ben Bayer

Instructor and Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute
Specialties
Ayn Rand Novels & Ideas, Epistemology, Free Will & Determinism

Aaron Smith

Instructor and Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute
Specialties
Ancient Greek Philosophy, Aristotle, Ayn Rand Novels & Ideas

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Harry Binswanger

Member, Board of Directors, Ayn Rand Institute
Specialties
Ayn Rand, Capitalism, Egoism & Selfishness

Jeff Britting

Former Archives Curator (1998 – 2018), Ayn Rand Archives, Ayn Rand Institute
Specialties
Ayn Rand Biography, Impact Of Rand, Objectivist Esthetics

Edwin A. Locke

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

Robert Mayhew

Professor of Philosophy, Seton Hall University
Specialties
Ancient Philosophy, Aristotle, Atlas Shrugged

Peter Schwartz

Distinguished Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute
Specialties
Egoism & Selfishness

Tara Smith

Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin
Specialties
Egoism & Selfishness, Individual Rights, Morality & Ethics

Steve Simpson

Former Director of Legal Studies (2013-2018), Ayn Rand Institute
Specialties
Campaign Finance Law, Constitutional Law, Freedom Of Speech

Don Watkins

Former Fellow (2006-2017), Ayn Rand Institute
Specialties
Entitlements, Executive Compensation, Income Inequality

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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
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