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This course applies the principles of Objectivism to the question of how to present ideas effectively. Based on a ten-lecture course given in 1980 by Dr. Leonard Peikoff, this course identifies certain principles of intellectual communication and applies them to three areas: writing, speaking and arguing.

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We the Living is Randís first and least well-known novel. It is the passionate story of a young woman, Kira Argounova, who is solemnly dedicated to living her life.

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This course is an in-depth treatment of three important issues in Ayn Randís moral philosophy: the virtue of justice, the evil of the initiation of physical force, and the virtue of independence.

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Grammar is the science that studies the methods of combining words into sentences. Discover how this normally dry subject is transformed into an engrossing epistemological field of study.

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This course presents an account of the philosophy of education from an Objectivist perspective. The course is adapted from recorded lectures that Dr. Leonard Peikoff gave at a conference for fans of Ayn Rand in 1985.

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This course was adapted from a series of lectures on the history of Western philosophy given by Dr. Leonard Peikoff to fans of Ayn Rand in the early 1970s.

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Anthem is Randís novella about a young man, Equality 7-2521, who passionately wants to understand how the world works.

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This is Ayn Randís flagship talk on capitalism. In this 1967 lecture, Rand gives an in-depth explanation of what capitalism is, why it is often misunderstood, and why it is the only social system consonant with manís nature.

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Topics include: background material on Rand and the era in which she wrote the novel; an overview of the story; an analysis of the principal characters; detailed discussion of the main theme and a number of related sub-themes.

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The Atlas Project was an online, chapter-by-chapter discussion of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, exploring the novel's intricate plot and abstract themes through online discussion and live interactive video.

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