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.


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


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


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


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

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

Thinking for Thriving

Learn a thinking method that helps you understand the world and your needs more clearly, communicate more effectively, and pursue your goals more successfully.

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

The first course has sold out. Click “Learn More” for options.

Additional courses and instructors will be announced soon.


Philosophy for Flourishing

Philosophy for Flourishing, a weekly podcast of OSI, explores principles and practices for generally living the happiest, most fulfilling life possible, with Craig Biddle, Jon Hersey, and guests.

The Hero Show

The Hero Show, a weekly podcast of OSI, explores the lives and achievements of heroes who have shaped our world, with Andrew Bernstein and Jon Hersey.


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


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.