Instructor Wiliam R Thomas

"Objectivism from the Source" is a new online course offering individuals a stimulating way to explore Ayn Rand's philosophy and her view of culture through her own words. Learn the richness and common-sense truth of Objectivism thought. Rediscover how meaningful Ayn Rand's ideas can be.

"Objectivism from the Source" encompasses 11 sessions spanning 12 weeks. The course begins on September 18, 2014 and will run through the fall.
"Rand defined what is quintessentially American—individualism, self-authorship, achievement, and freedom."

—Will Thomas 

Join William R Thomas , a TAS senior scholar, in exploring Ayn Rand's philosophty and her view of culture through her own words. Learn the richness and common-sense truth of Objectivism thought. Redisover how meaningful Ayn Rand's ideas can be.

The purpose of this course is to study Ayn Rand’s system of thought and her analysis of the fundamental conflicts among philosophical theories through a close examination of key writings. It offers students the opportunity to learn and consider the key ideas of Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. Participants will learn to formulate Objectivist positions in their own words. The readings center of ethics, but topics from metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, and politics—the full range of philosophy--will also be discussed.
Class work will include discussions of the readings. Each student will presenting an outline of one of the readings and will objectivism learn online philosophy what did ayn rand believe?write two short essays.
Prerequisites include familiarity with Rand’s novels Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead and Enrollment in undergraduate or graduate degree program (B.A., M.A., or Ph.D.), OR, possession of an associate’s degree or better, or its equivalent. 
Cost: free to students, $99 for non-students.
  • A few spaces remain. Apply now to be accepted in time for the first session, which will be held September 18.
  • Learn more about the course: get t he syllabus here .

This course is supported by the Frank W. Bubb fund for Objectivism scholarship .

Course schedule
When: Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:30 p, Eastern Standard Time
Where: Via GoToMeeting (details provided to those accepted)
First session: Thursday, September 18, 2014


Apply to Objectivism from the Source by filling out the form below.
Telephone inquiries: contact William Thomas, the course instructor, directly at 202-370-6880.


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