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.

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

How to Write Powerfully in Defense of Liberty


Learn a step-by-step method for writing clear, compelling articles in defense of freedom (and for getting published in outlets such as The Objective Standard).

with Craig Biddle & Jon Hersey

6 hours total  |  4 sessions

Advanced Writing Workshop: Lead People to Liberty


In this workshop, you will conceive, develop, and complete an article advocating or defending freedom and submit it to a publication of your choosing.

with Craig Biddle

6 hours total  |  4 sessions

The Elements of Thinking in Principles


Learn a systematic method for keeping your ideas and value judgments connected to reality so they can serve your life, liberty, and happiness in reality.

with Craig Biddle

6 hours total  |  4 sessions

Your Supersystem for Flourishing


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

with Craig Biddle & Jon Hersey

6 hours total  |  4 sessions

Podcasts

Philosophy for Flourishing

Philosophy for Flourishing, with Craig Biddle, 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.

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.