Objectivism Resource Guide (ORG)
OBJECTIVISM RESOURCE GUIDE (ORG)
(Updated on 09/19/94)
Copyright (C) 1994, Jay Andrew Allen, all rights reserved. See Section
(2.2) for distribution agreement.
I have added an entry for the Americans for Free Choice in Medicine
FTP site maintained by Douglas Meier.
I have added an entry for Capitalism Inc., a company selling bumper
stickers, Christmas cards, and other paraphernelia with an Objectivist
I have added an entry for Todd Goldberg's Ayn Rand Chronology. See Section
(3.6)D for details.
I have updated the entry for RIC Trading Co., making mention of their new
line of t-shirts.
I have moved the entry for American Renaissance for the Twenty-First Century
(ART) to section (3.9).
Dr. Mark Hurt's email address has changed. it is now <MarkHurt@aol.com>.
See (3.9)F for information on his e-mail list for The Objectivist Health
Care Professionals Network.
I have given the ORG another complete overhaul. Many passages have
been truncated and/or rewritten, making for a slimmer, meaner document.
-1- GENERAL INFORMATION
(1.1) What This List Is, Why It Was Created
-2- DISCLAIMERS AND LEGAL NOTES
(2.2) Copyright And Availability
(2.3) List Sources
-3- OBJECTIVISM RESOURCE GUIDE
(3.1) The Philosophy of Objectivism
(3.2) The Works of Ayn Rand
(3.3) Books related to Objectivism
(3.4) Magazines and Newsletters Related to Objectivism
(3.5) Services And Products For Objectivists
(3.6) Objectivism On The Internet
(3.7) Objectivism Conferences And Events
(3.8) Organizations Spreading Objectivism Through the Culture
(3.9) Objectivist Community Clubs
(3.10) Objectivist Campus Clubs
-1- PURPOSE OF LIST
- (1.1) WHAT THIS LIST IS, WHY IT WAS CREATED -
This list is a compendium of books, organizations, clubs, and businesses
which promote and champion Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. It
conscientiously distinguishes between actual Objectivist organizations
and those which merely claim to promote Rand's philosophy, but actually
break from it in fundamental principles. Its purpose is to expose those
interested in Objectivism to a rich source of Objectivist ideas and
products that will further their intellectual growth and enjoyment. Good
-- Jay Andrew Allen, New York, NY 2/20/94
-2- DISCLAIMERS AND LEGAL NOTES
- (2.1) DISCLAIMERS -
This list is in no way connected to or endorsed by The Ayn Rand Institute or
the Estate of Ayn Rand, although its author supports the former organization.
That an organization appears on this list is no guarantee that it
approves of its inclusion or of the description given to it. If the
leaders/owners of any organization disagree with either, please contact
Jay Allen at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. If it is a problem with description, a
new description can be worked up; if it is a problem with inclusion, the
organization has a right to request that it be removed.
- (2.2) COPYRIGHT AND AVAILABILITY -
This list is available for free distribution across the world-wide
Internet -- but ONLY if it is reproduced IN FULL, and WITHOUT ANY ALTERATION.
Campus and community clubs may make complete paper copies of this list for
distribution to members who lack Internet access. This list is copyright by
me, and is my property; copies containing additions, subtractions, etc. are
violations of copyright law and will not be tolerated. If you ever find
altered versions of this list, please contact Jay Allen at
<email@example.com> so that the appropriate action can be taken.
This list is sent to all Usenet newsgroups related to philosophy, as well as
to the groups sci.answers and alt.answers, every two weeks. It is also
available via FTP from the *.answers FAQ site,
ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/Usenet/alt.answers/objectivism/resources, and from
the FTP directory for Objectivism-related materials at
ftp://ftp.rahul.net/pub/aradmin/Objectivism/info/. The list's contents
are updated about every one to two months.
- (2.3) SOURCES AND THANKS -
The list is a compilation of organizations, etc. gathered by myself over
a two-year period. Descriptions are mine, unless otherwise indicated.
I would like to thank all the people who have helped in the continued
maintenance of the ORG. The various updates and typographical corrections
these people have provided me are key to keeping the ORG a readable,
up-to-date inventory of Objectivist organizations, and I look forward
to receiving more good information and advice from them in the future.
-3- OBJECTIVISM RESOURCE GUIDE
-(3.1) THE PHILOSOPHY OF OBJECTIVISM; (3.2) THE WORKS OF AYN RAND;
(3.3) BOOKS RELATED TO OBJECTIVISM-
Chris Walker's Objectivism FAQ contains a short summary of Objectivism.
A fuller summary, written by me, can be obtained from
Full lists of Rand's works, of works by other Objectivist intellectuals, and
of excellent works written by non-Objectivists, are listed in the FAQ and in
Todd Goldberg's Ayn Rand Chronology. See Section (3.6)D for more information.
I must emphasize that a full, systematic statement of Ayn Rand's philosophy
is to be found in Leonard Peikoff's book _Objectivism:_The_Philosophy_Of_
_Ayn_Rand_ (colloquially called OPAR), Dutton Books, 1991. Dr. Peikoff is
Rand's material and intellectual heir; his taped lecture series on the
Philosophy of Objectivism (on which the book is based) was the only such
presentation to which Rand gave an unqualified endorsement. However, as Dr.
Peikoff himself points out in the book's introduction, the definitive source
for information about Objectivism is still the works of Ayn Rand, its sole
originator and spokesman.
-(3.4) MAGAZINES AND NEWSLETTERS RELATED TO OBJECTIVISM-
(A) The Atlantean Press Review
The Atlantean Press Review is a magazine devoted to printing the latest
in Romantic Realism the school of art which depicts men "as they might be
and ought to be." As one of its own fliers reports, the Review's
discriminating selection of art works from various fields "brings readers
a rare experience in today's culture: the vision of man as a hero, and
life as a breathtaking adventure."
Formerly an annual compendium, the Review is now a quarterly magazine.
Subscription is $17 for one year and $30 for two years. Back issues are
also available. For more information, contact:
The Atlantean Press
P.O. Box 361116
Milpitas, CA 95036
(If you are placing an order, make sure you address it to the "Order
The Atlantean Press also publishes rare, hard-to-find works in the field
of Romantic literature. Recent endeavors include _The_Man_Who_Laughs_ and
_The_Toilers_of_The_Sea_, two novels by Victor Hugo formerly out of
print. Future projects include a play by Edmond Rostand, author of
_Cyrano_de_Bergerac_. Write The Atlantean Press for more information.
(B) Atlantis: An Objectivist Symposium
Described as "a medium of exchange of rational ideas." For more
Axiomatic Productions, Attn: Editors,
P.O. Box 94332
Seattle, Washington 98124-6632
(C) Foreningen For Studium av Objektivismen (FSO)
Foreningen for Studium av Objektivismen (FSO), is a Norwegian
association for the study of Objectivism. Newsletter "A er A" edited by
Vegard Martinsen. FSO, PO Box 26, Blindern, N-0313 Oslo, Norway. Tel:
(47) 2244 3683, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(D) The Intellectual Activist
The Intellectual Activist began at the tail end of the 70's as a magazine
dealing with contemporary political, economic, and social issues from an
Objectivist standpoint. In the past few years, it has included essays on
philosophy and philosophy-related topics, such as Leonard Peikoff's "Why
Should One Act on Principle," Dr. Gary Hull's speech on the state of
contemporary philosophy, and an article By Tore Boeckmann on motivation
in Romantic and Naturalist literature.
Subscriptions are $24 for one year ($30 for Canadian and Mexican
residents, $39 for overseas residents). Full-time students need pay
only $17 if they include a copy of a valid student ID. Write to:
TIA Publications, Inc.
PO Box 262
Lincroft, NJ 07738-0262
Or send e-mail to: email@example.com
(E) Objektivistisk Skriftserie
Objektivistisk Skriftserie is an Objectivist series of occasional
papers in Swedish. Editor, Per-Olof Samuelsson, Finnevagen 5B, S-152 00
(F) The Objectivist Forum (Defunct)
The Objectivist Forum was a magazine edited by Dr. Harry Binswanger, with
Ayn Rand as philosophic consultant. It discussed modern culture from an
Objectivist standpoint and ran many philosophical articles and essays,
such as excerpts from Leonard Peikoff's then-unreleased _Ominous_
_Parallels_. It contains articles by and interviews with Rand and
Peikoff that are unavailable elsewhere.
The magazine ceased publication in 1987, but is now available in a bound
volume for $48 (American rate) from: TOF Publications, PO Box 1895,
Murray Hill Station, New York NY 10156
(G) The Objectivist Newsletter; The Objectivist; The Ayn Rand Letter
These were the magazines owned and edited by Ayn Rand. They are all
available in bound format from Second Renaissance Books (see below,
section 3. )
-- THE OBJECTIVIST NEWSLETTER (1962-1965): Many of the articles have
been reprinted in Ayn Rand's books, particularly in
_Capitalism:_The_Unknown_Ideal_ and _The_Virtue_Of_Selfishness_. It
does contain, however, many book reviews and interesting answers to
reader's questions that have never been published elsewhere.
-- THE OBJECTIVIST (1966-1971): This 1,120-page book is perhaps the
richest of the three in content. Included: Ayn Rand's essays on
epistemology, reprinted as _Introduction_To_Objectivist_Epistemology_;
"Metaphysics in Marble" by Mary Ann Sures, an essay applying Objectivist
esthetics to the art of sculpture; "To Whom It May Concern," Ayn Rand's
explanation of why she broke all intellectual ties with Nathaniel Branden.
The bound volume comes with a six page essay, "The Rational Faculty,"
which is Ayn Rand's thinking out loud" about the philosophical link
between individualism and reason.
--THE AYN RAND LETTER (1971-76): This volume is best known for applying
philosophical principles to international issues of the day.
-(3.5) PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR OBJECTIVISTS -
(A) Capitalism, Inc.
Capitalism Inc. sells many unique products advertising Objectivist
positions on various issues. From a Christmas card entitled "Ebeneezer
Scrooge Was A Virtuous Man" to bumper stickers with such daring slogans
as "The Socialist Redistributes What The Capitalist Creates", Capitalism
Inc.'s products offer convincing affirmations of Objectivist values.
4231 Legend Lane
Golden Valley, MN 55422
Phone: (612) 529-7046
(B) Peikoff Lectures (Out of Business)
Peikoff Lectures rented Dr. Peikoff's taped lecture courses. Lectures
included "Introduction To Logic," "Ancient Philosophy: Thales To Hume,"
"Modern Philosophy: Kant to the Present," and the perennial "Understanding
Objectivism," a great course for those trying to overcome bad methods of
thinking that stand in the way of understanding Objectivist ideas. It
also rented Ayn Rand's Lectures on Fiction Writing, given by her in her
apartment in the early 60's.
Though Peikoff Lectures is now out of business, the lectures are steadily
being made available for sale through Second Renaissance Books (see
below). Contact them for more information.
(C) RIC Trading Company
"RIC Trading Company offers products that support and encourage
rational conversation about the principles of Objectivism. The
RIC Symbol (the company's trademarked logo) is a unique, visual
reminder of an objective view of mankind and his relationship to
the universe, including his relationship to himself and others."
(Written by Kevin Watson, President, and Mark A. Hurt, CEO, RIC
RIC (which stands for: Reason, Individual Rights, Capitalism) sells
shirts, pins, and other products bearing a unique logo: two human
figures, side by side, holding a dollar sign in mutual comradery.
Recently, RIC has initiated a new line of t-shirts. These new tees
sport stylistic designs which powerfully complement the messages they
seek to communicate. Especially noteworthy are the "Lasseiz-Faire"
shirts, which depict a link of chains breaking from the force of the
For information on these and other available products, contact:
RIC Trading Company
P.O. Box 270743
Nashville, TN 37227-0743
(NOTE from Kevin Watson and Mark Hurt: The RIC logo is not the official
logo of the philosophy of Objectivism.)
(D) Second Renaissance Books -- Ideas For the Rational Mind
Second Renaissance, an Objectivist book service, sports the largest
selection of Ayn Rand's writings and taped lectures available anywhere,
and carries an extensive selection of books which, in the words of editor-
publisher Peter Schwartz, "present...the efficacy and value of reason --
the benefits of free scientific inquiry and technological progress --
the virtues of individual achievement and its guarantor:
individual rights -- the practicality of freedom and capitalism."**
For the latest copy of their quarterly catalog, contact:
Second Renaissance Books
110 Copperwood Way
P.O. Box 4625
Oceanside, CA 92052
Customer information phone: (619) 757-6149
(*Taken from "Our Editorial Standards," printed in every edition of the
(E) Values Mind Products
Founded in Israel by Ohad Kamin, Values is "an international organization
dedicated to the spreading of esthetic values and applications of
Objectivism to various fields." **
In addition to proselytizing activities, Values sells prints of works of
Romantic art. For a catalog and more information on Values, contact:
Values U.S. Representative
5829 Recife Way
San Jose, CA 95120
Phone: (408) 268-6854
(**From a description in *Atlantean Press Review 1992*)
-(3.6) OBJECTIVISM AND THE INTERNET-
(A) Americans for Free Choice in Medicine FTP Site
Douglas Meier maintains an FTP site for the ad hoc group Americans for
Free Choice in Medicine (AFCM; see (3.9)A below). The site includes
several documents dealing AFCM's position on the health care issue,
written by physicians who are leading the fight against socialized
medicine in the United States.
The URL is: ftp://ftp.acns.nwu.edu/pub/afcm/
(B) Internet Relay Chat, Channel #AynRand
The Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is a world-wide electronic forum which
supports conversations in real time (as opposed to posting to a bulletin
board). It supports an unlimited number of "channels," which can be
formed and joined at will by the user. One of those channels is #AynRand,
originally started by Mark J. Gardner for the purpose of discussing the
philosophy of Objectivism.
The channel is usually active between 9pm and 12am (often later) Eastern
time every day of the week. For more information on the channel, including
a brief description of basic IRC commands, check out the #AynRand FAQ,
maintained by Mark J. Gardner, at:
Recently, as the channel has become more active, other channels have
popped up on an on-again off-again basis, all of them claiming to offer
discussion of Ayn Rand's philosophy. However, the #AynRand channel is the
only one I can fully endorse. Only it offers a growing amount of on-line
information, as well as an intense and honest intellectual environment
for the discussion of Objectivism.
(C) Objectivism E-mail Archive
Many of you have heard about the Objectivism activity that has been
occuring on the Internet lately. You have heard about things like
the IRC Friday discussion transcripts and the other information
stored in the VORTEX FTP site. However, those of you on such services
as Compuserve or MCIMail only have -gateway- access to the Internet;
you are limited to electronic mail and, in some cases, Netnews, leaving
a vast realm of the Internet--FTP, IRC, etc.--off limits.
To help compensate for this lack, I have established the Objectivism
E-mail Archive. This service lets you use your e-mail account to access
files previously available only via FTP. You can retrieve IRC
Friday night discussion transcripts, documents like Chris Walker's
Objectivism FAQ and my Objectivism Resource Guide, essays written for
public distribution, and information about other electronic services
like Mark J. Gardner's VORTEX mailing list.
Here's how you do it. Say that you want to retrieve the IRC #AynRand
discussion transcript for February 25, on "How Does One Live a Rational
Life in an Irrational Society." Since that file's name is
disc.2-25-94.txt, all you need do it send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org;
with the subject "autofile/disc.2-25-94.txt" and with NO TEXT in the
message body. Any text may be retrieved like this--all you need do
is type "autofile/" (no quotes) immediately followed by the appropriate
filename. If your request is successful, you will receive the file in
a matter of minutes.
To receive a list of all available files, send a message with the subject
"autofile/files.list" (no quotes).
(D) Objectivism FAQ Files
An FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) file is designed to answer the most
common questions about a particular subject. There are three FAQ files
for Objectivism, each offering different kinds of information.
Jay Allen's Objectivism Resource Guide (which you are reading) is a list
of businesses and organizations which support and promote the philosophy
of Objectivism. See Section (2.2) for availability information.
Chris Walker's Objectivism FAQ is the definitive source of on-line
information about Ayn Rand's philosophy itself. Besides answering such
questions as what constitutes Objectivism and what the Objectivist
position on Libertarianism is, it contains a list of articles and
books written by Rand and other Objectivist philosophers. The FAQ can be
obtained from (ftp://ftp.rahul.net/pub/aradmin/Objectivism/info/).
Todd Goldberg's Ayn Rand Chronology is an exhaustive list of all of Ayn
Rand's books and essays, ordered in the form of a chronology of her
life's events. The appendices list all of Ayn Rand's and Leonard Peikoff's
Ford Hall appearances and all of Ayn Rand's newspaper articles, among other
things. The Chronology can be obtained from
(E) Objectivism FTP Directory
The administrators of IRC channel #AynRand have recently established an FTP
directory for documents and essays relating to Ayn Rand's philosophy.
Currently, it houses my ORG file, Chris Walker's Objectivism FAQ, and
transcripts from the Friday night discussion on the IRC channel #AynRand.
The site is ftp.rahul.net; all Objectivism documents are
located in the /pub/aradmin/Objectivism directory. The URL for the site is:
If you have a document relating to Objectivism that you would like
to place at the site, send e-mail to <email@example.com> containing a
short summary of the document. Everything from informational files to
original essays will be accepted.
(F) Objectivism Study Group
The purpose of this e-mail discussion group is to provide a forum for
individuals to discuss Objectivism with others who are also seriously
interested in ideas. The owner of this service, Bob Stubblefield, expects
list members to adhere strictly to its charter. Although members need not
be Objectivists, pseudo-Objectivists are excluded. The charter should be
read, accepted, and *understood* before subscribing.
To get a copy of the charter, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. You
will also receive a membership form; if you qualify and want to join,
fill out the form and e-mail it back to the appropriate address.
Membership will begin soon afterwards. The first month is free;
afterwards, the cost is $48 for one year ($24 for full-time students).
(Write-up by Jay Allen, with editing by Bob Stubblefield)
VORTEX is the Voice of Reason Textual Electronic eXchange. It is a free
electronic mailing list administrated by Mark J. Gardner. A relatively
new service, its members tend to be new to Objectivism, and the level of
discussion is more informal than that of OSG. However, the same level of
decorum and intellectual respect that exists on OSG is demanded on VORTEX.
For more information on VORTEX. check out the FAQ at:
Or write VORTEX-REQUEST@oms.com
- (3.7) OBJECTIVISM CONFERENCES AND EVENTS -
The major Objectivism conferences are The Jefferson School, Conceptual
Conferences, and Second Renaissance Conferences.
THE JEFFERSON SCHOOL (TJS) is held for two weeks every second odd year in
California. (1993's conference was held in San Francisco, at the Clarion
Hotel.) Tuition price (between $1300-1800 for the two weeks) buys
admission to all open lectures, room, and board. Lecturers range from
established Objectivists to up-and-coming students and professors, and
have in the past included Leonard Peikoff, Harry Binswanger, and Edith
Packer and George Reisman (who both own and run the conference).
TJS also holds talks in New York and California during non-conference
years. For more information, write:
The Jefferson School
P.O. Box 2934
Laguna Hills, CA 92654
CONCEPTUAL CONFERENCES (ConCon), run by M. Northrup Beuchner, was
TJS's East coast equivalent, its conferences being held every second even
year. However, 1994's conference has been cancelled, prompting Sandra
Schwartz to establish:
SECOND RENAISSANCE CONFERENCES (a corporate entity distinct from
Second Renaissance Books), which will take ConCon's place. 1994's
lecturers will include Leonard Peikoff on Reading and Writing, Harry
Binswanger on understanding Ayn Rand's ideas, and (for the first time at
an Objectivist conference) an introductory course in Objectivism for new
students, given by Bob Stubblefield.
The 1994 SR Conference will be held in Secaucus, New Jersey, at the
Meadowlands Hilton. For more information, write:
130 Federal Rd., Suite 56
Danbury, CT 06811
Other regional conferences and events include:
(A) Texas Objectivist Conference (formerly Texas Objectivist Societies
The Hill Country Objectivist Association has just issued a call for
papers, workshops, and entertainment for the October 1994 Texas
The Texas Objectivist Conference has a reputation for providing an
inexpensive, high-quality alternative to the larger national conferences.
Its speakers consist of students of Objectivism who seek to apply the
philosophy to a wide variety of fields, and who can present their
material at a level of interest to all Objectivists.
For more information, write:
Hill County Objectivist Association
4815 West Braker Ln., Suite 502-112
Austin, Texas 78759
Or send e-mail to Brandy Rogers at <email@example.com>.
(B) Ford Hall Forum
Every year, Ayn Rand would give a speech at the Ford Hall Forum in Boston.
Since her death, Dr. Leonard Peikoff has carried on the tradition.
(All of his speeches up until 1991 are reprinted in _The_Voice_of_
_Reason_: Essays_In_Objectivist_Thought_, which also contains many of
Ayn Rand's old Ford Hall speeches.) Dr. Peikoff's latest speech, held
on November 7 1993, was "Modernism and Madness," which discussed the
close link between modern art and schizophrenia.
For more information, call the Ford Hall Forum at (617)-437-5800.
NOTE: Ford Hall is not an "Objectivist organization," but an independent
organization dedicated to protecting free speech.
-(3.8)- ORGANIZATIONS SPREADING OBJECTIVISM THROUGH THE CULTURE-
(A) American Renaissance for the Twenty-First Century (ART)
ART, founded by art critic and exhibit curator Alexandra York, describes
its purpose as follows: "To promote and _advance_ established western art
forms; realism in painting and sculpture; melody and harmony in music;
grace in dance; structure, coherence, and meaning in theatre, poetry, and
literature -- and the expression of Beauty in all." It is a staunch
advocate of Romantic Realism in the arts.
One of its best products to date is a catalog highlighting pieces from an
exhibition called "ROMANTIC REALISM: Visions of Values," given to anyone
who makes a $10 contribution to ART.
To find out more about ART, contact:
P.O. Box 8379
New York, NY 10150-1919
(B) Americans for Free Choice in Medicine
(NOTE: This is not an Objectivist organization; however, its goals and
methods are so much in tune with the Objectivist ethics and politics
that I thought it more than fitting to place here. Hopefully, in the
near future, more such groups will spring up, meriting a section of
their own in the ORG.)
"Americans for Free Choice in Medicine (AFCM) is an organization
dedicated to the defense of individual rights in the realm of medical
care. We uphold the values of individual liberty, personal
responsibility, and non-coercive free markets. AFCM is a vehicle through
which any individual can help introduce free-market principles into the
medical market place. AFCM's main mission is to educate the public about
free-market solutions to the problems in our health care system and
about the dangers of socialized medicine."
(Taken from the AFCM Mission Statement, available at
AFCM can be reached by writing or calling:
Americans for Free Choice in Medicine
1525 Superior Ave., Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(C) The Ayn Rand Institute: The Center for the Advancement of Objectivism
A non-profit organization, ARI is the premier organization devoted to
spreading Ayn Rand's ideas throughout the culture. Its many activities
--The operation of a Campus Club Bureau, which keeps all Objectivist
college clubs stocked with Objectivist literature and lends taped lectures
for public broadcasting;
--The operation of a Campus Speakers Bureau: past speakers have included
Harry Binswanger on "Why 'Buy American' is _Un_-American," George
Reisman on "Education and the Racist Road to Barbarism," and Peter
Schwartz, Richard Salsman, and Richard Sanford on "The Case Against
Environmentalism: Moral, Economic, and Scientific."
--The sponsoring of auctions and banquets, such as The Fountainhead 50th
Anniversary Banquet being held in Boston this November;
--Two contests: A _Fountainhead_ Essay contest open to 11th and 12th
graders, and an _Anthem_ essay contest for 9th and 10th graders.
ARI's financial support comes solely from private donations. Donors
receive ARI's quarterly newsletter, containing updates on events in the
Objectivist community. For more information, contact:
The Ayn Rand Institute
4640 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(D) The Association For Objective Law (TAFOL)
An organization of Objectivist lawyers. Past events and projects include
a class on the link between press freedom and defamation law, and
donation of services to help fight mandatory _pro_bono_ in Texas and
mandatory "community service" in Pennsylvania.
For more information, write:
P.O. Box 1225
Purcellville, VA 22132-1225
(E) The Association of Objectivist Businessmen (AOB)
Association of Objectivist Businessmen
P.O. Box 579
Morreston, NJ 08057-0579
Rational newsletter about business issues from an objective point
(Information supplied by Mark A. Hurt)
(F) Objectivist Health Care Professionals Network (OHCPN)
OHCPN seeks to inform health-care professionals about the dangers of
government force in the medical industry, and give them the philosophical
weapons needed to fight it. It distributes pamphlets, fliers, and
essays, including a "Health Care Professional's Self-Defense Kit," and
has an email mailing list open to professionals and anyone else
interested in fighting the growth of government-controlled medicine.
To subscribe to the OHCPN Newsletter, contact:
P.O. Box 4315
South Colby, WA 98384-0315
Phone: (206) 876-5868
To get the Health care Professional Survival kit, send $7 to:
500 Metropolitan Avenue, Suite 453
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(make checks payable to Salvatore J. Durante)
OHCPN also runs an e-mail list through the services of Bob Stubblefield.
According to Mark A. Hurt, "The discussion should be primarily
philosophical, i.e. on the five branches of philosophy. However,
applications of Objectivism to specific scientific problems are also
welcome. In addition, medical meeting news, discussion of legislation
impacting on the health professions (perhaps for political action on
specific issues), open questions, and a robust exchange of ideas are
To join, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org (the same address for
Bob Stubblefield's Objectivism Study Group). For further information,
Mark A. Hurt, MD
36 Four Seasons Ctr., Suite 334
Chesterfield, MO 63017-3103
Voice mail: (314) 434-4878
Fax: (314) 434-3890
(G) The Society for Objective Science (SOS)
President: Rick Sanford
Newsletter: SOS Alert
Membership dues: $35/yr.
For information, contact:
Society for Objective Science
P.O. Box 579
Morreston, NJ 08057-0579
-(3.9) OBJECTIVIST COMMUNITY CLUBS-
This is a list of private clubs that discuss and/or promote Objectivism
in their area.
DISCLAIMER: While I try my best to verify the authenticity of each entry
in this section, I cannot make any guarantees. If I do discover after
the fact that a club I have included is of dubious nature (i.e., is
sponsoring some sort of Kelleyite or "alternative Objectivism" activities),
their listing WILL be removed.
If you have further information on any of the clubs listed here, please
send it to me so I can include it in the next update. Also, if any of
these clubs have gone belly-up, drop me a line so that they can be
Newsletter: Alabama Objectivist
No contact information currently available.
AUSTIN OBJECTIVIST SOCIETY (TAOS)
"The Austin Objectivist Society (TAOS) holds monthly meetings on the
third Sunday night of each month. 'The purpose of The Austin Objectivist
Society is to promote the understanding and increased awareness of the
Objectivist philosophy through educational activities in the Austin
"It publishes the 'GoodPremises' newsletter, not to be confused with a
newsletter of a similar name out of Chicago, on a monthly basis.
"For membership information, please write to:
"The Austin Objectivist Society
12300 Painted Bunting
Austin, TX 78726"
[Above passage taken from Chris Walker's Objectivism FAQ]
AYN RAND ADMIRERS OF RHODE ISLAND
Call Harris Kenner at (401) 647-5387
CAROLINA OBJECTIVIST GROUP
Call David Baucom at (704) 365-9884
CHICAGO OBJECTIVISM SOCIETY
"COS was organized in September, 1992, for the purpose of bringing
Objectivists together for study, friendship, and promotion of the
philosophy of Ayn Rand.
"We hold monthly meetings (usually on Saturday evenings), featuring live
presentations by members of the group with discussion following, or
discussion of essays or lectures by Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff, or other
"Membership is open to anyone who desires to understand and apply the
ideas of Ayn Rand. Prospective members are given a full statement of
purpose and principles, and are asked to complete a membership form,
which gives us information about the backgrounds of the members. (We use
the information to plan programs that will interest people, not as a
membership "test.") Annual dues of $10 are required to remain on our
mailing list after a three-month (free) trial period....
"Our newsletter, _Good_Premises_, is mailed monthly to all members. It
features news of COS activities, appearances by Objectivist speakers at
area colleges, and original articles by our members."
Contact Thomas Shoebotham or Cathy Cretsinger 708-665-6073. (leave
message), or send e-mail to: email@example.com
(Write-up by Cathy Cretsinger, with minor deletions by Jay Allen)
CHICAGO STUDENTS OF OBJECTIVISM
Began as an organization devoted to listening to lecture courses from
Peikoff Lectures, until the latter went out of business. According to
Director William Breihan, "We are currently having classes, with Dr.
Peikoff's permission, on UNDERSTANDING OBJECTIVISM [Peikoff's course on
how to properly and fully understand Objectivist ideas]. We are
dedicated to learning Objectivism as a non-contradictory, integrated
system. We welcome participation from anyone interested in Miss Rand's
ideas, but will not permit any any activities that compromise the
integrity of Objectivism."
William R. Breihan, Director
1550 Northwest Highway, Suite 108G
Park Ridge, IL 60068
DETROIT AREA OBJECTIVIST GROUP
Meets every 3rd Wednesday.
Call Paul Gruchala at (313) 563-9104
GOTHAM OBJECTIVIST CLUB
A biweekly club in New York City. GOC hosts several lecturers throughout
the year. Recent speakers include Andrew Bernstein on abortion and Richard
Salsman on the Austrian school of economics.
Newsletter: The Bulletin
Call Albert Jakira at (718) 624-3388
HOUSTON OBJECTIVIST SOCIETY
Newsletter: HOS Newsletter
Call Dwayne Hicks at (713) 879-0444
INDIVIDUALISTISK FORUM (INDFO)
INDFO - Individualistisk Forum, is an objectivist organisation
arranging, among other things, essay competitions. Klaus Nordby,
Trondhjemsv 137, N-0570 Oslo, Norway.
MARBLEHEAD OBJECTIVIST BUNCH (MOB)
1. better understanding of Objectivism
2. Support of Boston area student groups
3. Social interaction with Objectivists.
"Hosts: Marilyn George and Ted Gray
Meeting dates: every 4th Sunday. (Changes due to holidays are
announced in advance but usually occur in Nov and Dec.)
Time: 1-5pm. (Meetings usually are split between 2hrs social
and 2hrs of some Objectivist activity. Occasionally
we vary this routine with a party or picnic.)
Location: 34 Chestnut St., Marblehead, Mass. (our home)
Refreshments: pot luck (students excepted).
Transportation: Pick available at 12:40pm at the Swampscott train
station but call first. (There is a return
train at 6pm.)
More info call: 617-631-0692 or 617-594-2038."
(Write-up by Ted Gray)
METROPLEX OBJECTIVIST ASSOCIATION
"MOS, the Metroplex Objectivist Society, is a privately
run organization for the purpose of supporting and promoting the
ideas found in Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. Dues are
$15/year. Though we endorse the Ayn Rand Institute, we are not
affiliated with ARI.
"This organization is based in the Dallas/Forth Worth
metropolitan area and encourages participation with anyone
willing to arrive from further distances as well.
"We do not currently have a regular news letter, but we do
have a voice mail center with information of MOS events and
general news. Contact MOS VoiceUpdate at (214) 949-0036. Our
president is Michael Duus who runs VoiceUpdate and listens to
messages left there on a regular basis. If you would like to send
e-mail to MOS, contact Thomas M. Miovas, Jr. at:
(From an OSG post by Thomas Miovas)
MID VALLEY OBJECTIVISTS
Call Rinda Montgomery at (503) 623-4000
NEW MEXICO OBJECTIVIST CLUB
OBJECTIVIST STUDENTS BY THE BAY (OSB)
Meets monthly in the San Francisco Bay area
304 Central Ave.
Half Moon Bay CA 94019
(Information supplied by Steven Ansell)
PACIFIC NORTHWEST OBJECTIVISTS: A blanket name for the following
OPAR STUDY GROUP
Meets every 4th Sunday.
Call Pamela Benson at (206) 876-6012
INTELLECTUAL MARKET PLACE
Meets every 2nd Saturday
Call Shrikant Ragnikar at (206) 649-9101
ART LOVER'S CLUB
Meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday.
Call Arrow Pride at (206) 742-5023
AUSTRIAN ECONOMICS STUDY
Call Amy Skaar at (206) 842-7806
All four groups are covered by the newsletter Passion for Reason.
SACRAMENTO OBJECTIVIST SOCIETY
Newsletter: The Egoist
Contact: Sacramento Objectivist Society
949 University Avenue, #210
Sacramento, California 95825
Swiss Society for the Study of Ayn Rand's Philosophy: Objectivism
(French, German and Italian translation available upon request :-)
"We meet fortnightly, on Saturday, rotating among various cities: Basel,
Biel, Neuchatel. Current activities: studying OPAR, individual
presentations, listening to taped lectures, watching good movies,
eating good food.
"Contact: Magnus Kempe, Croset 8, CH -- 1024 ECUBLENS, SWITZERLAND
ph: +41 21 691 36 79"
(Write-up by Magnus Kempe)
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OBJECTIVIST ASSOCIATION (SCOA)
"SCOA has a quarterly newsletter, a PhoneNet which announces fast-
breaking (usually local) news, many ongoing activist projects,
activities at The Jefferson School, annual Picnics, Christmas Parties,
and Beach Parties, and chances to meet Objectivist intellectuals and
discuss important ideas at our meetings.
"We are beginning our seventh year and we have almost 300 members and a
mailing list of over 600.
"To get a copy of our newsletter and membership information, write:
P.O. Box 9941
Canoga Park, CA 91309"
(Write-up by SCOA President Betsy Speicher)
SOUTH FLORIDA OBJECTIVISTS
Call Howard Jeck at (407) 482-6912
STUDENTS OF OBJECTIVISM IN GEORGIA
Meets every 3rd Sunday.
Call Karyn Voss at (404) 432-9468
TAMPA BAY OBJECTIVISTS
Newsletter: Tampa Bay Objectivists
Call Stuart Daw at (813) 573-0101
TORONTO OBJECTIVIST ASSOCIATION
"The Toronto Objectivist Association (TOA) is dedicated to the study
and promotion of Objectivism - the Philosophy of Ayn Rand - whose
essential tenets are objective reality, reason, rational self-interest
and laissez-faire capitalism.
"TOA was organized to function as a permanent resource for Objectivists
in the Toronto area. TOA will provide information about events and
organizations of interest to Objectivists and, more importantly, will
arrange educational activities and social events where Objectivists
can meet in a rational environment. It is also TOA's aim to promote
Objectivism more widely in the hope of bringing about genuine social
change in our own time.
"Currently scheduled activities include a quarterly newsletter,
a monthly educational event and a monthly social event.
"For more information please write to:
Toronto Objectivist Association
65 Front Street West
Victor Greenberg firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Gedeon email@example.com
(Taken from a general announcement received privately from Hugh Brown and
posted publicly to OSG.)
WASHINGTON (D.C.) OBJECTIVIST CLUB
Newsletter: WAOC Newsletter
Call Jack Crawford at (301) 946-3984
-(3.10) Campus Clubs-
Below is the latest list of campus clubs acknowledged by the Ayn Rand
Institute. Each entry is taken verbatim from the ARI list, supplied to me
by former campus club coordinator Ginger Clark.
If you need information on how to contact a specific club, call ARI at
(310) 306-9232 and ask for David Bombardier.
Amsterdam Business School Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
Atlantic Community College Mays Kanding, NJ
University of Western Australia Perth, AUSTRALIA
Boston University Boston, MA
University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC
California State Polytechnic University Pomona, CA
California State University Fullerton Fullerton, CA
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
University of California-Davis Davis, CA
University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
University of California-San Diego San Diego, CA
University of California- San Francisco San Francisco, CA
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
Carnegie-Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
University of Chicago Chicago, IL
University of Chicago Law School Chicago, IL
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
Copenhagen University Copenhagen, DENMARK
Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Delft University of Technology Delft, THE NETHERLANDS
Deuel Vocational Institution Tracy, CA
Drake University Des Moines, IA
Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
Emerson College Boston, MA
Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
University of Florida Gainesville, FL
University of South Florida, New College Sarasota, FL
George Mason University Springfield, VA
George Washington University Washington, DC
University of Gothenburg Gothenburg, SWEDEN
University of Illinois Champaign, IL
Indiana University Bloomington, IN
Jimma Institute of Health Sciences Jimma, ETHIOPIA
Lehigh University Bethlehem, PA
University of Louisville Louisville, KY
University of Melbourne M elbourne, AUSTRALIA
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
University of New Hampshire Fremont, NH
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM
Northwestern University Evanston, IL
University of Western Ontario London, ON
Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
University of Oregon Eugene, OR
Osgoode Hall Law School Downsview, ON
University of Oslo Oslo, NORWAY
Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
University of Richmond Richmond, VA
Santa Clara University
Siena College Loudonville, NY
Stanford University Stanford, CA
University of Stockholm Stockholm, SWEDEN
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Ecublens, SWITZERLAND
Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN
Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
University of Texas-Austin Austin, TX
University of Toronto, New College Toronto, ON
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
University of Washington Seattle, WA
University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON
Wells College Aurora, NY
Wayne State University Farmington Hills, MI
Williams College Williamstown, MA
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI
York University Downsview, ON
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