Seminar in Ayn Rand’s Political Philosophy
This six-part course will explore Ayn Rand’s political philosophy, by reading and discussing several of her key essays. Before each session, students will be expected to complete a reading and to respond briefly to some discussion questions. Students’ answers will serve as a point of departure for the live sessions.
The course is taught by Onkar Ghate and Gregory Salmieri, two of the leading scholars of Rand’s corpus and advocates of her philosophy.
1. The Basic Principle of Political Philosophy: Individual Rights (Oct. 16)
2. Government as the Means of Securing Individual Rights (Oct. 18)
3. The Moral Foundations of Capitalism (Oct. 23)
4. The Objectivity of the Free Market (Oct. 25)
5. A Deeper Look at Property Rights (Oct. 30)
6. Intellectual Freedom and the Right to Disagree (Nov. 1)
Visit https://campus.aynrand.org/webinars for more details on the sessions and core readings.