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Philosophy for Flourishing, a podcast of OSI, explores principles and practices for achieving and maintaining physical and spiritual health, and generally living the happiest, most fulfilling life possible. Join Jon Hersey and guests for rich conversations and useful ideas.

Philosophy For Flourishing Objective Standard Institute

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    • 4.6 • 23 Ratings

Philosophy for Flourishing, a podcast of OSI, explores principles and practices for achieving and maintaining physical and spiritual health, and generally living the happiest, most fulfilling life possible. Join Jon Hersey and guests for rich conversations and useful ideas.

    Who is John Galt Mortgage Company?

    Who is John Galt Mortgage Company?

    Mitchell Broderick and Tim Chermak join me to discuss their new company and how they’re using it to both promote rational philosophy and upend an industry.

    • 56 min
    Ayn Rand’s Objectivist Ethics: A Rational Approach to Living the Good Life

    Ayn Rand’s Objectivist Ethics: A Rational Approach to Living the Good Life

    This show is all about principles and practices for living the best, most fulfilling life possible, so in this episode, I figured I’d dig into the ideas of a thinker who identified a novel approach to philosophy, the goal of which is to help people flourish. That philosopher is Ayn Rand, and her Objectivist ethics begins with observations of the facts of human life (and life in general) to define a reality-based approach to living one’s best life. Enjoy! And as always, leave me your questions in the comments section—I’m happy to try to answer them.

    • 41 min
    Freedom’s Furies: Timothy Sandefur on the Importance of Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Ayn Rand | Philosophy for Flourishing, Episode 61

    Freedom’s Furies: Timothy Sandefur on the Importance of Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Ayn Rand | Philosophy for Flourishing, Episode 61

    During WWII, while American forces battled dictatorial regimes overseas, three writers back home were unleashing a full-scale assault on the ideas at the very base of tyranny. Isabel Paterson’s The God of the Machine, Rose Wilder Lane’s The Discovery of Freedom, and Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, all published in 1943, launched the modern American liberty movement. These women, once described as “the three furies of modern libertarianism,” have been the subjects of separate biographies. But Freedom’s Furies by Timothy Sandefur is the first book-length exploration of their relationships and the context surrounding their 1943 books. On February 2—Rand’s birthday—Sandefur I discussed his book and the enduring importance of these three authors.
     
    #IsabelPaterson #RoseWilderLane #history #objectivism #AynRand #philosophy #flourishing
     
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    The Furies: How Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, and Ayn Rand Found Liberty in an Age of Darkness, by Timothy Sandefur: https://amzn.to/3kj47dA
     
    The God of the Machine, by Isabel Paterson: https://amzn.to/3lQXZd9
     
    The Discovery of Freedom: Man's Struggle Against Authority, by Rose Wilder Lane: https://amzn.to/3lLpwwy
     
    The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand: https://amzn.to/3xzPt4P
     
    Free ebook: Introduction to Ayn Rand’s Objectivism: https://bit.ly/3eALZFD
     
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    LevelUp 2023: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/conferences
     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Awful Schools and What to Do

    Awful Schools and What to Do

    Philosopher, author, and teacher Dr. Andrew Bernstein joins Jon to discuss the abysmal state of American education and what parents and educators can do about it.
    #education #teaching #history #objectivity #AynRand #philosophy #flourishing #MarvaCollins #classroom
     
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    Why Johnny Can't Read: And What You Can Do About It, by Rudolf Flesch: https://amzn.to/3WGXrUv
    The Schools We Need: And Why We Don't Have Them, by E. D. Hirsch: https://amzn.to/3HD8Iki
    Educational Wastelands: The Retreat from Learning in Our Public Schools, by Arthur Bestor: https://amzn.to/3V4dXwk
    Free ebook: Introduction to Ayn Rand’s Objectivism: https://bit.ly/3eALZFD
     
    📖 CONFERENCE: LevelUp 2023: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/confere...
     
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    • 50 min
    Sex, Attraction, and Healthy Relationships

    Sex, Attraction, and Healthy Relationships

    Philosopher and psychotherapist Jason Stotts returns to discuss the nature of sex and sexual attraction, common misconceptions and errors related to sexuality, and how to improve one’s sex life and relationships. #Objectivism #sex #psychology # #objectivity #AynRand #philosophy #flourishing #sexualethics #emotions 📜 ALSO CHECK OUT: Free ebook: Introduction to Ayn Rand’s Objectivism: https://bit.ly/3eALZFD Eros and Ethos: A New Theory of Sexual Ethics, by Jason Stotts: https://amzn.to/37G9ugM Learn more about our life-changing conference 👉https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con 📖 CONFERENCE: TOS-Con 2022: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con 🔗 LINKS: Check out our website ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/ Follow us on Instagram ➔ https://www.instagram.com/objectivest... Follow us on Facebook ➔ https://www.facebook.com/objectivesta... Follow us on Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute Follow us on LinkedIn ➔ https://www.linkedin.com/company/obje... 📧 CONTACT: jon@objectivestandard.org

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Peter Boghossian on Civil Discourse and Why It’s So Hard

    Peter Boghossian on Civil Discourse and Why It’s So Hard

    Why is intellectual life in America dominated by ideologues that seem disconnected from reality? How can each of us takes steps toward reviving civil discourse? Dr. Peter Boghossian (@peterboghossian)—author of A Manual for Creating Atheists and How to Have Impossible Conversations—joins Hersey for a discussion of how and why he spearheaded the “street epistemology” movement and lessons learned on communicating across deep divides.
    #Objectivism #scoutmindset #psychology #objectivity #AynRand #philosophy #flourishing #PeterBoghossian #persuasion #emotions
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    How to Have Impossible Conversations, by Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay: https://amzn.to/3FXJ6fe
    A Manual for Creating Atheists by Peter Boghossian: https://amzn.to/3t4d5Nl
    Cynical Theories by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay: https://amzn.to/3sCTy6c
    Explaining Postmodernism by Stephen Hicks: https://amzn.to/3G1J0mD
    “How French ‘Intellectuals’ Ruined the West” by Helen Pluckrose: https://areomagazine.com/2017/03/27/h...
    University of Austin: https://www.uaustin.org/
    “‘Idea Laundering’ in Academia” by Peter Boghossian: wsj.com/articles/idea-laundering-in-academia-11574634492
    Beyond Woke with Peter Boghossian (Substack, Reverse Q&A Tour): https://boghossian.substack.com/
    Peter’s site: https://peterboghossian.com/
    Learn more about our life-changing conference 👉https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con
    📖 CONFERENCE: TOS-Con 2022: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Jason Stotts ,

Great Podcast

Jon does a very nice job tackling big ideas and helping to show how they can contribute to our flourishing.

mcmasonthehuman ,

Every episode, something new

This is a fantastic podcast for anyone interested in the conjunction between “how do I learn how to live well?” and “why should I?”

Each topic is analyzed in a crystal clear, logical method by the hosts. They hold the value of ideas generally and human flourishing specifically, as these powerful tools to live a better life. It’s one of my favorite podcasts and the Objective Standard Institute is one of my favorite organizations. Check out The Hero Show as well!

OistEric ,

Just what our culture needs

I have throughly enjoyed this new podcast and look forward to it every week! These are the ideas we need to be discussing, especially during these irrational times. Thanks so much!!

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