Welcome to the Objectivism Book Study

The Objectivism Book Study is a free book club discussing:
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand.

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We are meeting via Zoom,
9am Eastern, Saturdays,
Jan. 8th through Sept. 3rd 2022.

You can join at any time.

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Objectivism Book Study

This Is For Anyone Wanting To:
-Get to know Christians defending individual rights and capitalism.
-Sharpen skills in defending America’s unique principles.
-Explore connections between Christianity and Ayn Rand’s ideas.

How to Prepare:
-You can use the physical book, audiobook, or ebook.
-We will review 2 chapter sections per week.
-Please come having already read the sections for that week.
-Be ready to interact in the comments or on audio or video.

This book study is free and public. Replays will be posted (see below).
You can appear on camera if you would like, but this is optional.

You are welcome to bring friends.
For questions, email us here.

List of Dates and Readings:

Week 01 – 1.8.22
Preface and Chapter 1
Reality (Introduction) 1-3
Existence, consciousness, and identity as the basic axioms 4-12

Week 02 – 1.15.22
Chapter 1
Causality as a corollary of identity 12-16
Existence as possessing primacy over consciousness 17-23

 Week 03 – 1.22.22
Chapter 1
The metaphysically given as absolute 23-29
Idealism and materialism as the rejection of basic axioms 30-36

 Week 04 – 1.29.22
Chapter 2
Sense perception and volition (Introduction) 37-38
The senses as necessarily valid 39-44

Week 05 – 2.5.22
Chapter 2
Sensory qualities as real 44-47
Consciousness as possessing identity 48-52

Week 06 – 2.12.22
Chapter 2
The perceptual level as the given 52-54
The primary choice as the choice to focus or not 55-62

Week 07 – 2.19.22
Chapter 2
Human actions, mental and physical, as both caused and free 62-68
Volition as axiomatic 69-72

Week 08 – 2.26.22
Chapter 3
Concept-formation (Introduction) 73
Differentiation and integration as the means to a unit-perspective 74-81

Week 09 – 3.5.22
Chapter 3
Concept-formation as a mathematical process 81-90
Concepts of consciousness as involving measurement-omission 91-95

Week 10 – 3.12.22
Chapter 3
Definition as the final step in concept-formation 96-104
Concepts as devices to achieve unit-economy 105-109

Week 11 – 3.19.22
Chapter 4
Objectivity (Introduction) 110
Concepts as objective 111-116

Week 12 – 3.26.22
Chapter 4
Objectivity as volitional adherence to reality by the method of logic 116-120
Knowledge as contextual 121-128

Week 13 – 4.2.22
Chapter 4
Knowledge as hierarchical 129-141

Week 14 – 4.9.22
Chapter 4
Intrinsicism and subjectivism as the two forms of rejecting objectivity 142-151

Week 15 – 4.16.22
Chapter 5
Reason (Introduction) 152-152
Emotions as a product of ideas 153-158

Week 16 – 4.23.22
Chapter 5
Reason as man’s only means of knowledge 159-162
The arbitrary as neither true nor false 163-171

Week 17 – 4.30.22
Chapter 5
Certainty as contextual 171-181
Mysticism and skepticism as denials of reason 182-186

Week 18 – 5.7.22
Chapter 6
Man (Introduction) 187-188
Living organisms as goal-directed and conditional 189-193
Reason as man’s basic means of survival 193-197

Week 19 – 5.14.22
Chapter 6
Reason as an attribute of the individual 198-205

Week 20 – 5.21.22
Chapter 7
The Good (Introduction) 206
Life as the essential root of value 207-213

Week 21 – 5.28.22
Chapter 7
Man’s life as the standard of moral value 213-219
Rationality as the primary virtue 220-229

Week 22 – 6.4.22
Chapter 7
The individual as the proper beneficiary of his own moral action 229-240
Values as objective 241-244

Week 23 – 6.11.22
Chapter 7
Values as objective 244-249
(cont.)
Chapter 8

Virtue (Introduction) 250
Independence as a primary orientation to reality, not to other men 251-259

Week 24 – 6.18.22
Chapter 8
Integrity as loyalty to rational principles 259-266
Honesty as rejection of unreality 267-276

Week 25 – 6.25.22
Chapter 8
Justice as rationality in the evaluation of men 276-291
Productiveness as the adjustment of nature to man 292-303

Week 26 – 7.2.22
Chapter 8
Pride as moral ambitiousness 303-309
The initiation of physical force as evil 310-312

Week 27 – 7.9.22
Chapter 8
The initiation of physical force as evil 312-324
(cont.)
Chapter 9
Happiness (Introduction) 325
Virtue as practical 326-329

Week 28 – 7.16.22
Chapter 9
Virtue as practical 329-335
(cont.)
Happiness as the normal condition of man 335-342
Sex as metaphysical 343-349

Week 29 – 7.23.22
Chapter 10
Government (Introduction) 350
Individual rights as absolutes 351-363

Week 30 – 7.30.22
Chapter 10
Government as an agency to protect rights 363-368
Statism as the politics of unreason 369-377

Week 31 – 8.6.22
Chapter 11
Capitalism (Introduction) 378-379
Capitalism as the only moral social system 380-395

Week 32 – 8.13.22
Chapter 11
Capitalism as the system of objectivity 395-405
Opposition to capitalism as dependent on bad epistemology 406-412

Week 33 – 8.20.22
Chapter 12
Art (Introduction) 413
Art as a concretization of metaphysics 414-428

Week 34 – 8.27.22
Chapter 12
Romantic literature as illustrating the role of philosophy in art 428-437
Esthetic value as objective 438-450

Week 35 – 9.3.22
Epilogue:
The duel between Plato and Aristotle 451-460

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