The Ayn Rand University mobile app is the most recent evolution of ARI Campus—the
online learning platform developed by the Ayn Rand Institute to provide courses on Ayn
Rand’s works and ideas for free to anyone around the world.
1,000 IDEAS IN YOUR POCKET
The new mobile app features all the courses currently available on ARI Campus—now
easily downloadable to your device and accessible for listening offline anytime,
You can explore courses on Ayn Rand’s novels and her philosophy of Objectivism and
its application to a variety of topics by the foremost experts in Objectivism.
Whether you’ve just come across the name “Ayn Rand” or you’ve been studying
Objectivism for years, the Ayn Rand University app has something for you. Courses are
searchable by topic, difficulty level and instructor. And keep an eye out for new courses
being released each month!
INSTANT, ON-THE-GO ACCESSIBILITY
The Ayn Rand University mobile app features the Ayn Rand Institute’s best educational
content, designed to help you better understand Ayn Rand’s works and ideas—in one
highly accessible, easy-to-use and cost-free platform. It enables you to download and
listen to hundreds of hours of premium Objectivist content—in the car, at the
These lecture courses given by top Objectivist intellectuals span decades. Many
previously sold for hundreds of dollars each in audio format. Now complete courses are
available to you—free!
This release includes Portuguese-language functionality for navigating the app and accessing course content!
The app can be experienced in Portuguese by toggling to that language in the main Settings menu under Language Options. All course descriptions are available in Portuguese, and over twenty courses are fully translated - from course and lesson text to video subtitles.
In addition, this version includes improvements to the video player interface, better downloading functionality and many other enhancements. As always, a lot of bugs have been fixed in this release.
Designed and optimized to use on the iPhone. Works in compatibility mode on most iPads.
Ratings and Reviews
I’ve used this application for some time. The content is excellent. I’ve spent many hours listening to the material, and have gone through many of the courses. The material is just fantastic, and there is really no other place to get the lectures of Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff, Harry Binswanger, Onkar Ghate, Tara Smith, Keith Locktich etc. It has become my go-to application for philosophical content, and I’ve found myself re-playing some of the material more than once!
But I’m having trouble with running the application. There could be some improvements in how the app remembers where you are (it seems to work sometimes, not reliably). Also, it is sometimes difficult to move the cursor to move to a particular point - which I find myself having to do because the app doesn’t know where I am in a lecture.
The real problem, that prompted this review: This week, as I was going through Leonard Peikoff’s OTI (wow), around lesson #6, I couldn’t get it to load. Now it looks like the entire course won’t load ... frustrating, since I was right in the middle of the “induction of Objectivity”. I’ve noticed that the course on “Logic” also has the same problem ... what’s going on? Other material seems to play normally.
As a last resort, I’ve deleted the application because it seemed to be using too much memory.
I will now try to reload the application and restart it.
Great app for learning about philosophy of objectivism... and philosophy in general
If you are interested in smart, reasonable people thinking clearly about the deepest questions about human life, this app is for you. If you want to learn more about Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, this app is for you.
The app is easy to navigate and find high quality source material on a wide variety of topics of interest — ethics, theories of knowledge, capitalism, logic, the role of emotions, human happiness and flourishing, education and teaching resources, etc. There are lecture courses, videos, and articles from Ayn Rand as well as scholars who have spent many years studying her philosophy. It is like a modern, digital reference library for top-notch Objectivist thought.
What a great app; I love it.
There’s a huge amount of courses available. In less than a week I’ve been able to listen to hours of lectures no matter where I am.
I’m starting with the basics and moving on to the more advanced and plan to eventually listen to them all. Things I learned years ago are better understood already.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.