Welcome to Objective Standard Institute

Philosophy for Life, Liberty, and Happiness

If you want to live your life to the fullest, OSI is for you. It’s about the basic means to that end: rational, fact-based philosophy.

Our courses, podcasts, and conferences will sharpen your mind and transform your life.

Level up with OSI. It’s time to thrive.

TOS-Con 2021 features Cal Newport, Gloria Alvarez, Doug McGuff, Isaac Morehouse, Rajshree Agarwal, and more. Check out the developing lineup for the most life-enhancing conference of the year!

Courses

OSI’s courses help you think more clearly, live more fully, and defend freedom more effectively

Podcasts

OSI’s podcasts provide a constant stream of ideas, strategies, and tactics for success and happiness

Conferences

OSI’s conferences sharpen your mind, fuel your soul, and connect you with others who live to thrive

Courses

Intro to Ayn Rand

The Art of Finding and Creating Opportunity

with Hannah Frankman

6 hours total  |  4 sessions

Learn to see the world as an abundance of opportunity, build skills to capitalize on it, and develop your own roadmap for living the life you want.

Introduction to Ayn Rand’s Philosophy for Loving Life

with Craig Biddle

6 hours total  |  4 sessions

Learn the principles of Objectivism and how they can help you think more clearly, excel in life, and maximize your happiness.

Henry Hazlitt Meets Ayn Rand: Economics and Objectivism, United for Freedom

with Raymond Niles

12 hours total  |  8 sessions

Integrate the basic principles of economics with those of Objectivism and become an intellectual powerhouse in the fight for freedom and capitalism.

Your Supersystem for Flourishing

with Robert Begley

6 hours total  |  4 sessions

Integrate principles of Objectivism with those of powerful self-development systems, and create your own personalized supersystem for success and happiness.

Podcasts

Philosophy for Flourishing

Philosophy for Flourishing, with Jon Hersey and occasional guests, explores principles and practices for living the happiest, most fulfilling life possible.

The Hero Show

The Hero Show, with Andrew Bernstein, Jon Hersey, and occasional guests, explores the lives and achievements of heroes who have shaped our world.

Culture and Causation

Culture and Causation, with Aaron Briley and guests, explores social and cultural issues, including race relations, conditions in American cities, and ways to improve our world.

Innovation Celebration

Innovation Celebration, with Thomas Walker and Angelica Werth, explores recent advancements in science and technology and how they contribute to human flourishing.

Conferences

TOS-Con 2021: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing

Sharpen your mind. Fuel your soul. Excel in life. Fight for liberty.

If these are your goals, this conference is for you.

Boston Marriott, Newton, MA  |  July 21–24

Blog

A Forum for Ideas about Flourishing

Level Up is OSI’s community blog for sharing life-serving values with life-loving people.

We invite you to submit your own posts, engage in the discussions, and enjoy a constant stream of great ideas for living a wonderful life.

Level up with OSI. It’s time to thrive.