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ARI Writers & Speakers

  • 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

  • Doug Altner

    Doug Altner

    Doug Altner was an analyst and instructor at the Ayn Rand Institute between 2011 and 2014.,

    Specialties

    Laissez-faire capitalism, Government regulations, Morality of business

  • Ritu Basu

    Rituparna Basu

    Rituparna Basu was a researcher and analyst at the Ayn Rand Institute between 2011 and 2016.,

    Specialties

    Health care policy, Free market health care, Affordable Care Act

  • Yaron Brook

    Yaron Brook

    Executive Co-Chairman and President, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Laissez-faire capitalism, Objectivism, Rights

  • Elan Journo

    Elan Journo

    Fellow and Director of Policy Research, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Foreign policy, Individual rights, Ethics in foreign policy

  • 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

  • Onkar Ghate

    Onkar Ghate

    Senior Fellow and Chief Content Officer, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

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

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  • 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