Objectivism Q&As

About Objectivism Q&As

Are you new to Ayn Rand’s philosophy? Are you looking to understand Objectivism’s more advanced ideas? Perhaps you’re skeptical of how principles of selfishness and capitalism could be of value to you? STRIVE’s Objectivism Q&As is a series of free, online Q&As that allow students of any background to explore the philosophy and learn how it can empower each of them to live more successful and fulfilling lives. Students have the opportunity to ask questions and interact personally with experts in Objectivism, such as Dr. Gregory Salmieri and Dr. Harry Binswanger.

We use Zoom as our platform, which participants can download for free, and will be prompted to do so upon entering the live session. All Q&As are recorded, and full recordings are shared to our closed Facebook group. The group is for the community of students who enjoy STRIVE’s programs, where they can discuss previous content by STRIVE and ways they’ve put Objectivism into practice. Non-students over the age of 30 can gain access by becoming a STRIVE donor. You can visit our Patreon page here.

STRIVE hosts new Objectivism Q&As each month, so be sure to follow us on our Facebook page for upcoming events! You’ll find information on our event pages for how to enter the webinars once each begins.




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.