6 hours total | 4 sessions, beginning January 5, 2022
Learn to teach Ayn Rand’s philosophy by reference to the life-serving purpose of its elements—or, in Francisco d’Anconia’s words, the question “What for?”*
The key to understanding Objectivism in a fully first-handed, practical way is grasping the observation-based, life-serving purpose of its methods, concepts, and principles. In this course, Craig Biddle discusses how he uses the principle of purpose to great effect in teaching these ideas, how this approach fosters genuine understanding, and how it helps to eliminate rationalism and dogmatism.
You will learn:
- How to leverage the principle of purpose as a powerful tool for inducing and clarifying the principles of Objectivism
- How to concretize its principles in plain language with illuminating examples
- The crucial role of the law of excluded middle in understanding and teaching the philosophy
- How to use an iterative, spiraling approach to show the reality-based nature and practical value of each principle—and how each unifies with the others to form a fully integrated worldview.
If you teach Objectivism, or aim to teach it, this course will enhance your ability to do so effectively.
* To enroll in this course, you must have an invitation or permission from the instructor. Request permission by emailing Craig at [email protected].