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Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing

OSI’s courses teach you principles and practices for living the happiest life possible and defending freedom on solid ground.

Check out OSI’s courses below, enroll today, and transform your life.

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

Upcoming Courses

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How to Get More out of Great Movies, Take 2

with Andrew Bernstein

9 hours total | 6 sessions

beginning February 29, 2024

Enhance your ability to understand and enjoy films by sharpening your skills in analyzing characters, plot, and acting.

Current Courses

How to Build a Social Media Brand

with Hannah Frankman

6 hours total | 4 sessions

Social media is one of the most powerful communication tools ever created. Learn how to master it.

Atlas Shrugged Reading Group

with Angel Walker-Werth

Explore one of the most philosophically rich novels ever written and expand your knowledge of rational, life-serving ideas.

The Heavens and How We Know What We Know

with Joseph Tabenkin

12 hours total | 8 sessions

Learn how thinkers across centuries came to understand the movements of planets, moons, and stars—and thereby gain a deeper understanding of what it means to know.

Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand Reading Group

with Jon Hersey

21 hours total | 14 sessions

Deepen your understanding of Ayn Rand’s life-serving philosophy by studying Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s systematic presentation alongside other active-minded readers.

What Participants Say

“I'm so pleased with the ideas I took away and the positive changes that I’m already making.”

“This course comes with my highest possible recommendation!”

“This course teaches ‘how to think/integrate’ rather than saying ‘this is the tool to use’—very valuable.”

“The zealous energy, exchange of ideas and suggestions, relevant content, methods by which we can further ‘investigate’ literature . . . Well worth my time!”

“I wasn’t sure what to expect . . . I was mind-blown.”

“This course is a goldmine.”

“The content is very valuable, applicable to everyday life, and easy to understand.”

“One of the most engaging online courses that I've ever taken.”

“All the classes have been beneficial to my growth and my pursuit of personal flourishing.”

“It helped me a lot in my search for happiness.”

“I set a goal to try writing and see if it’s something I could pursue. I never thought that a month later I’d end up with a published article!”

“LOVED it!”

Past Courses

Courses FAQ

How do the courses work?

OSI courses are live, interactive, and discussion-driven, so enrollment is limited. Register early to secure your spot.

Courses are held on Zoom, and sessions are recorded, so if you miss a session (or want to review), you can watch the recording. You can download Zoom for free here.

Courses vary in length. And some involve homework. Please see the specific course pages for details. 

Course handouts and supplementary materials are delivered via email (please register with an active email address). Participants have access to an exclusive OSI Courses group on Facebook.

How do the courses work?

OSI courses are live, interactive, and discussion-driven, so enrollment is limited. Register early to secure your spot.

Courses are held on Zoom, and sessions are recorded, so if you miss a session (or want to review), you can watch the recording. You can download Zoom for free here.

Courses vary in length. And some involve homework. Please see the specific course pages for details. 

Course handouts and supplementary materials are delivered via email (please register with an active email address). Participants have access to an exclusive OSI Courses group on Facebook.

What is Zoom? How do I download it?

Zoom is a free video-conferencing app that we use to conduct our courses. You can download it here.

What happens if I miss a session?

Sessions are video recorded, so if you miss a session (or want to review), you can watch the recording. That said, we highly recommend attending each live session so that you can ask questions and engage with your instructor(s) and other participants.

If you do miss a session, we recommend that you watch the recording before attending the next session.

Who is eligible for an OSI course scholarship? And how do the scholarships work?

Anyone aged 29 or younger may apply for an OSI scholarship to cover the full cost of a course. For information on how the scholarships work, please visit our Scholarships page.

Can I view your past courses?

You can see our past courses here.

I have a question that's not answered here. Whom can I contact?

If you have a question that isn't answered in the FAQ or course description, please email us at .