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ARI Writers & Speakers

  • Keith Lockitch

    Keith Lockitch

    Fellow and Vice President of Educational Programs, Ayn Rand Institute


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

  • Yaron Brook

    Yaron Brook

    Chairman of the Board, Ayn Rand Institute


    Laissez-faire capitalism, Objectivism, Rights

  • Elan Journo

    Elan Journo

    Fellow and Director of Policy Research, Ayn Rand Institute


    Foreign policy, Individual rights, Ethics in foreign policy

  • Aaron Smith

    Aaron Smith

    Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute


    Philosophy, Morality/Ethics, Epistemology

  • Onkar Ghate

    Onkar Ghate

    Senior Fellow and Chief Content Officer, Ayn Rand Institute


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

Research Associates

  • Carl Svanberg | Ayn Rand Institute

    Carl Svanberg

    Former junior fellow and later a research associate (2013-2018), Ayn Rand Institute


    Educational freedom, Education, Europe/Scandinavia


  • Jeff Britting

    Jeff Britting

    Former Archives Curator (1998 – 2018), Ayn Rand Archives, Ayn Rand Institute


    Ayn Rand biography, Rand's impact, Objectivist esthetics

  • Don Watkins

    Don Watkins

    Former Fellow (2006-2017), Ayn Rand Institute


    Laissez-faire capitalism, Social Security, Entitlements

  • Tara Smith

    Tara Smith

    Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin


    Morality/Ethics, Egoism/Selfishness, Individual rights

  • Robert Mayhew

    Robert Mayhew

    Professor of Philosophy, Seton Hall University


    Ayn Rand, Aristotle, Objectivism

Suggested 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.

Leonard Peikoff
Course Length
12 Lessons