What Is Liberty?

WHAT IS
LIBERTY?

7
lessons
3 h 40 m
course length

What Is Liberty?

  • LEVEL
    Beginner
  • Average Rating

Political figures from Jefferson to Lenin to FDR and philosophers from Locke to Marx to Rawls all claim to stand for liberty, but they have radically different understandings of what liberty is, and so they advocate very different sorts of societies.

The same is true of many of today’s political and cultural groups, from Occupy Wall Street to the Tea Party to Black Lives Matter to libertarian student organizations like Students for Liberty.

So: What is liberty? What does it look like to truly advocate it? What does it mean to be for liberty? Onkar Ghate and Gregory Salmieri discuss these questions and others at Ayn Rand Student Conference 2017.

Lead Instructor

Onkar Ghate
Onkar Ghate

Onkar Ghate is the chief philosophy officer and a senior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute. He is the Institute’s resident expert on Objectivism and serves as its senior trainer and editor.

see full bio

CourseSYLLABUS

What Is Liberty?

donation background

WANT TO SEE MORE GREAT
CONTENT LIKE THIS?

Contribute to ARI Campus and help us create new courses!

FIND OUT HOW TO CONTRIBUTE