Invitation to The Seminar

Truly living well calls for engaging fundamental philosophical ideas and integrating their use into our everyday lives, our everyday actions, our way of being — into our souls. Unfortunately, it is all too easy to get busy with the urgent things around us, and we can drift, distracted and disintegrated. For those of us who want an ongoing practice in such engagement (and those who want to explore the need for that in the first place), we have created The Objectivism Seminar.

The Objectivism Seminar is a weekly online conference call to systematically study the philosophy of Ayn Rand via the works of prominent Rand scholars. These moderated, one-hour sessions will be recorded and podcast to allow review, catch-up, and even disconnected participation. The idea is to give people new and experienced alike a forum to digest key Objectivist works involving the entire system, further clarifying, integrating, and grounding our grasp of the ideas.

Because this is an ongoing seminar, we will have incentive to keep up with a steady schedule of study and stay equipped to consider fresh angles, concretizations, challenges, and applications from other participants. And because life is so full for many of us, we keep the reading load light and the method of participation unobtrusive. The plan is to spend about as much time discussing the ideas as reading about them. Study like this is productive for both experienced scholars and those new to Rand’s ideas: several of us have already read these books, some several times, and we would expect to get at least as much out of this as someone going through them for the first time.

If you are interested, please look over the FAQ and join in!