Objectivism Q&As

About Objectivism Q&As

Objectivism Q&A is a new online program by STRIVE that features experts in Objectivism to answer questions by students interested in learning and understanding Ayn Rand’s philosophy. Students will ask Objectivist intellectuals such as Dr. Gregory Salmieri in a live, interpersonal format, where both the scholars and the students asking questions are visible and can talk back and forth.

These Q&As will take place twice a month, every other week. Any students who are interested can join, but they must register for the session in advance to be admitted. The live Q&As are recorded, but the recordings will not be published or made public except as short clips with the permission of the student(s) being featured.

Our Objectivism Q&A Calendar can be found here.



Dr. Gregory Salmieri

Dr. Gregory Salmieri is the co-editor, with Allan Gotthelf, of ‘A Companion to Ayn Rand’, an Anthem Foundation Fellow in philosophy, and part-time lecturer in philosophy at Rutgers University.

Dr. Harry Binswanger

Dr. Harry Binswanger is the author of ‘How We Know: Epistemology on an Objectivist Foundation, editor of The Objectivist Forum and Ayn Rand Lexicon, an instructor at ARI’s Objectivist Academic Center, and was an associate and friend of Ayn Rand in her last years.

Don Watkins

Don Watkins is a fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute and co-author, with Yaron Brook, of the national best-seller ‘Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government’ and ‘Equal is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality.’

Dr. Benjamin Bayer

Dr. Benjamin Bayer is a visiting professor of philosophy at Loyola University New Orleans, specializes in epistemology and free will, and has written the Sniff Test article series detailing a rational approach to the news.