Philosophy of Math | 2024

Lead Faculty
Harry Binswanger

Mathematics is the arch-example of the absolutism of logic and the power of reason. “The proper epistemological ideal,” Ayn Rand once said, “is to have your knowledge in as precise a form as mathematics. Or as mathematics used to be, prior to Russell.” This course will explore how the Objectivist epistemology, plus a few key observations Rand made, can provide a proper, inductive, grounding of mathematics. No knowledge of higher math is required.

Prerequisites: To enroll in this course, students must have completed an “Objectivism Seminar” course.

Audit the Class

Auditing is a great choice for students who want to attend live lectures, ask questions, and participate in some discussions, but do not want to submit assignments.

A typical auditor is a busy professional or retiree, who finds our courses enriching and seeks to learn from our faculty as a hobby. You do not need to apply to audit, simply pay the tuition fee and you will be automatically enrolled in the course.

$790.00

Apply to be a Graded Student

Graded students in this course are expected to attend lectures and discussion sections, and also to submit assignments to the faculty. Assignments will be graded and given feedback.

To enter this course as a graded student, you must be accepted into the graded program of Ayn Rand University and achieve the necessary prerequisites. Your annual tuition covers as many courses as you wish to take. Most accepted students are granted scholarships, which substantially defray their tuition cost.

Scholarships Available

Thursdays, 12:00-1:15 pm PT | Fridays, 1:00-2:15 pm PT

Live Class

July 11, 2024

Start Date

Lead Faculty

Open

Registration

200

Level

q4

Quarter

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