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

Rational Egoism: The Morality for Loving Life


Learn the principles of a moral code that helps you think clearly, excel in life, cultivate win-win relationships, and defend freedom on solid ground.

with Craig Biddle

6 hours total  |  4 sessions

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

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

Additional courses and instructors will be announced soon.

Podcasts

Philosophy for Flourishing

OSI’s weekly podcast, Philosophy for Flourishing, explores principles and practices for achieving and maintaining physical and spiritual health, and generally living the happiest, most fulfilling life possible. Join Craig Biddle, Jon Hersey, and guests for rich conversations and useful ideas.

Launches June 3, 2020

Conferences

TOS-Con 2020: 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 29–August 1

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.