John Galt School Uganda 2023
John Galt School Training Program
The John Galt School offers a comprehensive educational program designed for university students and individuals with a keen interest in acquiring a deep understanding of Objectivism philosophy. Over the course of a single semester, our program accommodates up to twenty-five participants, each poised to gain a fresh and enlightening perspective on the intricate dynamics of society, politics, and economics.
At The John Galt School, we firmly believe that embracing philosophy is one of the most empowering endeavors for young minds seeking to excel in the realms of politics, culture, and economics. Our program is meticulously curated, featuring a rich blend of educational modules, engaging activities, and motivating incentives. These components collectively underscore the significance of philosophy in the lives of young individuals.
Our primary objective is to cultivate an appreciation for philosophy among students and encourage them to delve into the realm of modern philosophical thought, with a particular focus on Objectivism. The John Galt School stands as a beacon of enlightenment, inspiring a new generation of critical thinkers and advocates of this profound philosophical paradigm.
Objectivism is the name of the philosophy of Ayn Rand, described by her as a “philosophy for living on Earth” – a philosophy with clear guidelines on how to live your life to its full potential, as well as “the concept of man as a heroic being, with his happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.”
Objectivism holds that reality exists unrelated to consciousness and that this reality can be perceived by humans directly through the senses and integrated using reason. Applied consistently, the metaphysical and epistemological tenets of Objectivism lead to conclusions about ethics (most famously known as the ethics of self-interest), which all point toward a completely free market system (laissez-faire capitalism) being the only possible economic/social/political system that is morally acceptable, and indeed morally superior. Being a complete philosophical system, besides a defined metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and politics, it also deals with aesthetics, which
defines the purpose of art and what art is itself.
We invite you to explore Objectivism and, by using it, discover how to live your life to its full
Lecture topic: Objectivist politics
Lecturer: Angelica Walker Werth
Lecture overview:Objectivist Politics examines the political implications and applications of Objectivism, a philosophy that supports a social system based on individual rights, laissez-faire capitalism and limited government. The course covers the following topics:
- The nature and source of individual rights
- The proper role and function of government
- The moral and practical case for capitalism
- The defense of individualism and freedom