The Undercurrent is an Objectivist student organization that publishes a campus magazine, which is distributed at colleges and in communities across the country. It releases a print edition once per semester and regularly posts articles, blog entries and campus reports on its website. ARI partners with The Undercurrent to support Objectivist campus clubs and to encourage interest in Rand’s ideas among students and on college campuses.
Prometheus Foundation (PF) is an independent, nonprofit enterprise whose mission is to promote Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand. To this end, PF seeks and funds proposals from individual Objectivists as well as from for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
Prometheus Foundation operates with two funds: The Objectivist Venture Fund (OVF) and the New Intellectuals Fund (NIF). The OVF awards grants (or loans) to individuals to assist in their efforts to promote Objectivism. The New Intellectuals Fund (NIF) provides scholarships to up-and-coming scholars (the Scholarships Program) and grants to intellectuals and others who are advancing Objectivism (the Productiveness Program). Carl Barney, a long-time advocate of Objectivist ideas, is the originator and sole funding source for Prometheus.
Drawing inspiration from the Lyceum School founded by Aristotle in 335 BC in Athens, the Lyceum Scholars Academic Program at Clemson University has created a philosophically oriented and sequentially integrated academic program that presents to students ideas that are fundamental, timeless and life-changing. The Lyceum Scholars Academic Program is America’s first and only university-based academic program dedicated to exploring the moral, political and economic foundations of a free society.
Why everyone needs philosophy — and the consequences for those who fail to understand and accept this fact.
Why capitalism is the only system consistent with man’s nature as a rational being who must produce the values his life and happiness require.
An overview of the Enlightenment’s philosophic argument for freedom as a moral and political ideal, and of the attacks that led to this ideal’s abandonment in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.