50 episodes

Ayn Rand Institute Live features a wide range of fascinating topics recorded at live events—all from the unique perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. ARI experts and guest speakers bring new insights to complex topical issues, such as freedom of speech and the Middle East, or delve into important subjects in philosophy, ethics, psychology, culture, the arts, and more.

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    • 4.8 • 97 Ratings

Ayn Rand Institute Live features a wide range of fascinating topics recorded at live events—all from the unique perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. ARI experts and guest speakers bring new insights to complex topical issues, such as freedom of speech and the Middle East, or delve into important subjects in philosophy, ethics, psychology, culture, the arts, and more.

    “Atlas Shrugged:” America’s Second Declaration of Independence

    “Atlas Shrugged:” America’s Second Declaration of Independence

    In this special event celebrating Independence Day, Nikos Sotirakopoulos interviews Onkar Ghate about his 2007 talk “Atlas Shrugged: America’s Second Declaration of Independence.” The episode includes a full rebroadcast of the talk.Mentioned in the discussion is Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged (https://aynrand.org/novels/atlas-shrugged/).The podcast premiered on July 2, 2024. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Happiness Team Presentation by Tal Tsfany

    Happiness Team Presentation by Tal Tsfany

    Happiness Team is a life-changing workshop and accountability team, aimed to systematize the pursuit of happiness using Ayn Rand’s deep, life-serving discoveries. In this session, you’ll get started on the road to understanding who you are, what you want and how to get it. You’ll come away with a workbook of exercises and actionable practices for leveraging Objectivism toward achieving your own, independent happiness. Every journey begins with a single step. Take yours.Recorded live on July 4 at OCON 2023

    • 1 hr 25 min
    The Galileo Affair by Dan Schwartz

    The Galileo Affair by Dan Schwartz

    The Galileo Affair is widely viewed as the classic example of a scientific genius being persecuted by religious dogmatists. Yet, in recent decades, some philosophers and historians of science have put forward a new interpretation that defends the Church’s position philosophically and puts (at least some of) the blame for the conflict on Galileo. Is there any merit to this view? What actually led to Galileo’s persecution, censorship, trial, and house arrest? To address these questions, this talk examines the Galileo Affair in detail.Recorded live on July 3 at OCON 2023

    • 59 min
    Mickey Spillane’s Miami (and More) by Shosana Milgram

    Mickey Spillane’s Miami (and More) by Shosana Milgram

    Ayn Rand admired Mickey Spillane as a writer and a crusader: “a brilliant literary talent” and a “moral absolutist.” Several of his novels, including the two-book series about Morgan the Raider (a pirate with an enigmatic past and mysterious motivations) were set partially or completely in Miami. One character, amazed at his first glimpse of the homes and hotels of the Miami skyline, asks: “How could men with their bare hands build such a place?” This talk, in addition to describing the stories and settings of Spillane’s Miami novels, will include new information about his life and parallels between his writing and the work of writers he admired, including Alexandre Dumas and Ayn Rand, whom he considered a personal friend.Recorded live on July 1 at OCON 2023

    • 58 min
    Aristotle’s Method of Scientific Investigation by Gregory Salmieri

    Aristotle’s Method of Scientific Investigation by Gregory Salmieri

    This lesson explains Aristotle’s method of scientific investigation, focusing on Aristotle’s logical works—especially the Posterior Analytics. Salmieri discusses Aristotle’s view of the kinds of questions we seek to answer when we investigate; for example, the nature of definitions and their relationship to scientific demonstrations, and the formation of new concepts.







    This course includes a handout: https://courses.aynrand.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Greg_Salmieri-Aristotles_Theory_of_Knowledge.pdf







    Lesson 3 of 3 in "Aristotle's Theory of Knowledge"







    Copyright © 1985 – 2024 The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI). Reproduction of content and images in whole or in part is prohibited. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Aristotle’s Theory of Universals by Gregory Salmieri

    Aristotle’s Theory of Universals by Gregory Salmieri

    In this lesson, Salmieri explains Aristotle’s theory of universals and how that theory makes possible scientific understanding (epistēmē) of this world based on sense-perception. The lesson explains that universal knowledge, for Aristotle, is a power to know particulars as falling under kinds. Salmieri concludes with a discussion of a famous chapter of the Posterior Analytics, in which Aristotle uses a battlefield metaphor to explain how we grasp universals.







    This course includes a handout: https://courses.aynrand.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Greg_Salmieri-Aristotles_Theory_of_Knowledge.pdf







    Lesson 2 of 3 in "Aristotle's Theory of Knowledge"







    Copyright © 1985 – 2024 The Ayn Rand Institute (ARI). Reproduction of content and images in whole or in part is prohibited. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Kaitlyn Bankson ,

A Podcast That Keeps You Connected to Current Objectivist Intellectuals

I was a part of the Objectivist Academic Center (OAC) while in college a while ago. Since then I had felt somewhat cut off from ARI, but then I found these new and improved podcasts. It’s like being right back in the classroom hearing the familiar and current intellectual voices of Onkar, Elan, Aaron, Ben, Keith, Yaron, Tara, Greg, and so many more. Even if you are like me and have read everything you could get your hands on that was written by Ayn Rand, continuously hearing about how current events are interpreted and understanding what these intellectuals are focusing on now is extremely important to better yourself as an Objectivist thinker. I found myself already knowing the basic “answer” to a question in a podcast, but then I learned some more subtle ways of approaching the problem or a different way of executing the solution through an Objectivist lens.

I can tell that a lot of effort goes into each podcast and I just want to express my gratitude. I always come away from each episode inspired.

When I first heard Tal discuss the plan of creating Ayn Rand University, I got so excited that I stayed uncomfortably jittery for the rest of the day. I truly hope that someday students can learn what to do and believe in as opposed to what not to do and believe in as myself and so many others have gone through in our schooling. I want a moral education for myself and anyone else that desires a path forward to truly live a happier life on earth.

Please keep these podcasts up ARI and I look forward to enjoying 2022 with you as one of your dedicated listeners.

-Kaitlyn

ann chick ,

On rand all over the place!

This show brings up lots of topics… Some topical to do the moment some universal and forever Evergreen I really enjoy it. The Ayn Rand Institute is a place to get the authentic applications of AR’s ideas to today!

scifitoad ,

Mixed bag

Greg Salmieri and Aaron Smith are decent. Some of the others are not.

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