This 75-minute lecture by Leonard Peikoff is a brief introduction to the philosophy of Objectivism. Following the lecture, Dr. Peikoff answers questions from the students.
Dr. Peikoff is Ayn Rand’s legal and intellectual heir. He was a close associate of Ayn Rand for 30 years until her death in 1982, and is today the pre-eminent authority on Objectivism. Dr. Peikoff has taught philosophy at numerous schools including New York University and the Objectivist Graduate Center. He is author of The Ominous Parallels and of Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, which presents all the key principles of Objectivism—from metaphysics to art—in a logical, hierarchical structure. Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand is the definitive statement of Ayn Rand's philosophic system.