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Why Champions of Science and Reason Need Free Will

The power to control our own minds is an indispensable requirement of scientific objectivity.

Why Patents and Copyrights Matter

Elan Journo talks with law professor Adam Mossoff about patents and copyrights, common objections to them, and the moral case for protecting intellectual property.

Ayn Rand’s Philosophic Achievement (Part 3)

Part 3 of philosopher Harry Binswanger's essay identifying six historic landmarks from Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism that, taken together, offer “a new view of the relationship of consciousness to existence.”

Just a Theory? How Darwin Discovered Evolution (Part 2)

Evolution is not “just a theory.” Charles Darwin, the quintessential hands-on scientist, assembled massive evidence to prove its truth.

Ayn Rand’s Radical Case for Abortion Rights

Ayn Rand’s support of abortion until birth derived from key principles of her radically unique philosophy.

Jihadists: Understanding the Nature of the Enemy

Any rational attempt to deal with an external threat must begin with a clear conception of the enemy’s nature and goals. That's required for defining an effective plan for ending the menace. What, then, is the cause of the jihadist threat? Who is. . .

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Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism.

About The Ayn Rand Institute is the official website of the Ayn Rand Institute, the source for information on the life, writings and work of novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand.

Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, ARI offers educational experiences, based on Ayn Rand’s books and ideas, for a variety of audiences, including students, educators, policymakers and lifelong learners. ARI also engages in research and advocacy efforts, applying Rand’s ideas to current issues and seeking to promote her philosophical principles of reason, rational self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism.

ARI is composed of a dedicated Board of Directors and an energetic staff of more than 35 people. We invite you to explore how Ayn Rand viewed the world – and to consider the distinctive insights offered by ARI’s thought leaders today.