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Philosophy For Flourishing

Philosophy for Flourishing, a podcast of OSI, explores principles and practices for achieving and maintaining physical and spiritual health, and generally living the happiest, most fulfilling life possible. Join Jon Hersey and guests for rich conversations and useful ideas.

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Sex, Attraction, and Healthy Relationships | Philosophy for Flourishing, Episode 59
Philosopher and psychotherapist Jason Stotts returns to discuss the nature of sex and sexual attraction, common misconceptions and errors related to sexuality, and how to improve one’s sex life and relationships. #Objectivism #sex #psychology # #objectivity #AynRand #philosophy #flourishing #sexualethics #emotions 📜 ALSO CHECK OUT: Free ebook: Introduction to Ayn Rand’s Objectivism: https://bit.ly/3eALZFD Eros and Ethos: A New Theory of Sexual Ethics, by Jason Stotts: https://amzn.to/37G9ugM Learn more about our life-changing conference 👉https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con 📖 CONFERENCE: TOS-Con 2022: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con 🔗 LINKS: Check out our website ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/ Follow us on Instagram ➔ https://www.instagram.com/objectivest... Follow us on Facebook ➔ https://www.facebook.com/objectivesta... Follow us on Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute Follow us on LinkedIn ➔ https://www.linkedin.com/company/obje... 📧 CONTACT: jon@objectivestandard.org
88:09 22/07/22
Peter Boghossian on Civil Discourse and Why It’s So Hard | Philosophy for Flourishing, Episode 58
Why is intellectual life in America dominated by ideologues that seem disconnected from reality? How can each of us takes steps toward reviving civil discourse? Dr. Peter Boghossian (@peterboghossian)—author of A Manual for Creating Atheists and How to Have Impossible Conversations—joins Hersey for a discussion of how and why he spearheaded the “street epistemology” movement and lessons learned on communicating across deep divides. #Objectivism #scoutmindset #psychology #objectivity #AynRand #philosophy #flourishing #PeterBoghossian #persuasion #emotions 📜 ALSO CHECK OUT: Free ebook: Introduction to Ayn Rand’s Objectivism: https://bit.ly/3eALZFD How to Have Impossible Conversations, by Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay: https://amzn.to/3FXJ6fe A Manual for Creating Atheists by Peter Boghossian: https://amzn.to/3t4d5Nl Cynical Theories by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay: https://amzn.to/3sCTy6c Explaining Postmodernism by Stephen Hicks: https://amzn.to/3G1J0mD “How French ‘Intellectuals’ Ruined the West” by Helen Pluckrose: https://areomagazine.com/2017/03/27/h... University of Austin: https://www.uaustin.org/ “‘Idea Laundering’ in Academia” by Peter Boghossian: wsj.com/articles/idea-laundering-in-academia-11574634492 Beyond Woke with Peter Boghossian (Substack, Reverse Q&A Tour): https://boghossian.substack.com/ Peter’s site: https://peterboghossian.com/ Learn more about our life-changing conference 👉https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con 📖 CONFERENCE: TOS-Con 2022: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con 🔗 LINKS: Check out our website ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/ Follow us on Instagram ➔ https://www.instagram.com/objectivest... Follow us on Facebook ➔ https://www.facebook.com/objectivesta... Follow us on Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute Follow us on LinkedIn ➔ https://www.linkedin.com/company/obje... 📧 CONTACT: jon@objectivestandard.org Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.
71:27 21/05/22
Navigating Your Emotional Landscape, with Jason Stotts
Our emotions are our means of experiencing our values, so it’s extraordinarily important to grasp why we feel the way we do and how to change it when our emotional lives are just not ideal. In this conversation, psychotherapist and philosopher Jason Stotts shares his conceptual framework for navigating the human emotional landscape. Stotts, author of Eros and Ethos: A New Theory of Sexual Ethics, also shares tips and techniques for using his sentiments-based framework to improve your life.   #Objectivism #scoutmindset #psychology # #objectivity #AynRand #philosophy #flourishing #sex #sexuality #emotions   📜 ALSO CHECK OUT:   Free ebook: Introduction to Ayn Rand’s Objectivism: https://bit.ly/3eALZFD   Eros and Ethos: A New Theory of Sexual Ethics, by Jason Stotts: https://amzn.to/37G9ugM   Learn more about our life-changing conference 👉https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con   📖 CONFERENCE: TOS-Con 2022: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con   🔗 LINKS: Check out our website ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/ Follow us on Instagram ➔ https://www.instagram.com/objectivestandardinstitute/ Follow us on Facebook ➔ https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Follow us on Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute Follow us on LinkedIn ➔ https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   📧 CONTACT: jon@objectivestandard.org   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.
87:49 28/04/22
Objectivism, Common-Sense Realism, and Flourishing
Are you interested in learning about Ayn Rand's Objectivism? Check out this FREE ebook: 👉https://bit.ly/3eALZFD   Thomas Reid, founder of the philosophic school of common-sense realism, substantially refuted the skeptics of his time (e.g., George Berkely and David Hume) by defending the validity of sense perception and the efficacy of man’s mind. Although religious, Reid argued that self-interest plays an important role in ethics, that our fundamental means of achieving our life-serving values is our reasoning mind, and that doing so requires considering the entirety of our lives and the full context of our knowledge. Jon Hersey compares and contrasts various aspects of Reid’s and Ayn Rand’s ideas, showing how both thinkers worked toward creating a rational, observation-based philosophy for flourishing.   Check back here for the next iteration of OSI’s “Ayn Rand Integrations” course: https://objectivestandard.org/courses   #Objectivism #CareerAdvice #weightlifting # #objectivity #AynRand #philosophy #flourishing   📜 ALSO CHECK OUT:   “Common Sense for Objectivists: Five Reasons for Fans of Ayn Rand to Study Thomas Reid” by Jon Hersey: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2021/02/common-sense-for-objectivists-five-reasons-for-fans-of-ayn-rand-to-study-thomas-reid/   Learn more about our life-changing conference 👉https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con   📖 COURSES: Teaching Objectivism with the Principle of Purpose ➔ https://bit.ly/31Ww6XH The Fountainhead Reading Group ➔ https://bit.ly/3E5eJAC   🔗 LINKS: Check out our website ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/ Follow us on Instagram ➔ https://www.instagram.com/objectivestandardinstitute/ Follow us on Facebook ➔ https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Follow us on Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute Follow us on LinkedIn ➔ https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   📧 CONTACT: jon@objectivestandard.org   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.
91:52 08/04/22
Religion, Objectivism, Consciousness, & Liberty
Are you interested in learning about Ayn Rand's Objectivism? Check out this FREE ebook: 👉https://bit.ly/3eALZFD   Micaela Richmond—of “In Bloom: A Pro-Humanity Podcast”—interviews Jon Hersey about religion, atheism, Objectivism, consciousness, concepts, liberty, history, and more.    Subscribe to In Bloom here: https://bit.ly/3ICD7vM   #Objectivism #CareerAdvice #weightlifting # #objectivity #AynRand #philosophy #flourishing   📜 ALSO CHECK OUT:   Learn more about our life-changing conference 👉https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con   📖 COURSES: Teaching Objectivism with the Principle of Purpose ➔ https://bit.ly/31Ww6XH The Fountainhead Reading Group ➔ https://bit.ly/3E5eJAC   🔗 LINKS: Check out our website ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/ Follow us on Instagram ➔ https://www.instagram.com/objectivestandardinstitute/ Follow us on Facebook ➔ https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Follow us on Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute Follow us on LinkedIn ➔ https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   📧 CONTACT: jon@objectivestandard.org   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.
92:46 02/04/22
Ayn Rand’s Place in Intellectual History
Ayn Rand was one of the most influential intellectuals of the 20th century, and her works continue to sell hundreds of thousands of copies each year. A 1998 poll conducted by Modern Library ranked Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead as the first and second greatest novels of the century, with Rand’s Anthem and We the Living coming in at seven and eight. Reader polls have also ranked Atlas as the most influential book in the world behind only the Bible. Yet Rand is often misunderstood, even vilified.   In this talk, Jon Hersey sheds light on Rand’s philosophy by placing it within the context of intellectual history, comparing and contrasting aspects of Objectivism with ideas from a handful of important thinkers, from Plato and Aristotle to Immanuel Kant and Ludwig von Mises. Join Hersey on a tour through the history of ideas for a new perspective on Ayn Rand’s philosophy and its historical importance.   Are you interested in learning about Ayn Rand's Objectivism? Check out this FREE ebook: 👉https://bit.ly/3eALZFD   #Objectivism #CareerAdvice #weightlifting # #objectivity #AynRand #philosophy #flourishing   ⏰ TIMESTAMPS:   0:00 Introduction 10:54 The Sophist’s philosophy of "might makes right" 12:39 Plato's justification for a Philosopher King 20:45 Aristotle's philosophy of this world 26:59 John Locke's influence on the Founding Fathers 28:32 Immanuel Kant's ideas of duty and the mind shaping reality 42:10 Ayn Rand's revival of the Enlightenment 49:15 Q&A   📜 ALSO CHECK OUT:   Learn more about our life-changing conference 👉https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con   📖 COURSES: Teaching Objectivism with the Principle of Purpose ➔ https://bit.ly/31Ww6XH The Fountainhead Reading Group ➔ https://bit.ly/3E5eJAC   🔗 LINKS: Check out our website ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/ Follow us on Instagram ➔ https://www.instagram.com/objectivestandardinstitute/ Follow us on Facebook ➔ https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Follow us on Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute Follow us on LinkedIn ➔ https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   📧 CONTACT: jon@objectivestandard.org   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.
63:24 25/03/22
Jon and Jackson: Optional Values, Career, and Hobbies
Jackson Upmann asks Jon his questions on philosophy and flourishing. The discussion ranges over what philosophy can and cannot tell us about career choices, the nature of values, life as the standard of value, and more.   #Objectivism #CareerAdvice #weightlifting #objectivity #AynRand #philosophy #flourishing   Are you interested in learning about Ayn Rand's Objectivism? Check out this FREE ebook: 👉https://bit.ly/3eALZFD   📜 ALSO CHECK OUT:   Learn more about our life-changing conference 👉https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con   📖 COURSES: Teaching Objectivism with the Principle of Purpose ➔ https://bit.ly/31Ww6XH The Fountainhead Reading Group ➔ https://bit.ly/3E5eJAC   🔗 LINKS: Check out our website ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/ Follow us on Instagram ➔ https://www.instagram.com/objectivestandardinstitute/ Follow us on Facebook ➔ https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Follow us on Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute Follow us on LinkedIn ➔ https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   📧 CONTACT: jon@objectivestandard.org   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.
43:45 02/02/22
The Operating System of Progress
The basic ideas that people accept are like a computer’s operating system. If the OS has bugs and is vulnerable to viruses, it wreaks havoc on the machine and its user. The same goes for a person’s fundamental ideas about the nature of the world, his means of gaining knowledge, and what he ought to do with his life. In this episode, Jon gives an overview of some of the ideas that have aided progress, and some that have hindered it.   #Aristotle #Plato #AynRand # #objectivity #ImmanualKant #philosophy #flourishing   Are you interested in learning about Ayn Rand's Objectivism? Check out this FREE ebook: 👉https://bit.ly/3eALZFD   ⏰ TIMESTAMPS:   0:00 Introduction 2:36 Plato's World of Forms and the Philosopher Dictatorship 6:22 Aristotle's philosophy of this world 10:22 Immanuel Kant and the Phenomenal Realm vs the Noumenal Realm 16:15 Ayn Rand's revival of Aristotle 21:08 Final comments   📜 ALSO CHECK OUT:   The Scout Mindset by Julia Galef: https://amzn.to/32N9J6T   The Cave and the Light by Arthur Herman, reviewed by Jon Hersey: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2016/08/the-cave-and-the-light-plato-versus-aristotle-and-the-struggle-for-the-soul-of-western-civilization-arthur-herman/   “Aristotle Versus Religion” by Andrew Bernstein: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2014/02/aristotle-versus-religion/   Learn more about our life-changing conference 👉https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con   📖 COURSES: Teaching Objectivism with the Principle of Purpose ➔ https://bit.ly/31Ww6XH The Fountainhead Reading Group ➔ https://bit.ly/3E5eJAC   🔗 LINKS: Check out our website ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/ Follow us on Instagram ➔ https://www.instagram.com/objectivestandardinstitute/ Follow us on Facebook ➔ https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Follow us on Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute Follow us on LinkedIn ➔ https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   📧 CONTACT: jon@objectivestandard.org   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.
22:11 26/01/22
Scout Mindset: Seeing the World More Clearly
Julia Galef’s The Scout Mindset was one of my favorite books of 2021. It’s loaded with great tips for thinking more clearly and thereby improving your life. Here, I talk about what scout mindset is, why it’s powerful, and how to make it second nature.   #independence #rationality #scoutmindset #objectivity #rationalism #philosophy #flourishing Are you interested in learning about Ayn Rand's Objectivism? Check out this FREE ebook: 👉https://bit.ly/3eALZFD   ⏰ TIMESTAMPS:   0:00 Introduction 1:40 The Scout Mindset 9:20 Darwin's search for truth 15:14 Tips for practicing the Scout Mindset 19:19 Do you have a Scout Mindset? 24:42 Final comments   📜 ALSO CHECK OUT:   The Scout Mindset by Julia Galef: https://amzn.to/32N9J6T   Independence and the Socratic Method, with Michael Strong: https://youtu.be/6GJrJMMaeVc   Relationship Maintenance: https://youtu.be/MbGiogxi89w   Cal Newport on Flourishing at Work: https://youtu.be/PlwHVjNFKbE   Learn more about our life-changing conference 👉https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con   📖 COURSES: Teaching Objectivism with the Principle of Purpose ➔ https://bit.ly/31Ww6XH The Fountainhead Reading Group ➔ https://bit.ly/3E5eJAC   🔗 LINKS: Check out our website ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/ Follow us on Instagram ➔ https://www.instagram.com/objectivestandardinstitute/ Follow us on Facebook ➔ https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Follow us on Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute Follow us on LinkedIn ➔ https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   📧 CONTACT: jon@objectivestandard.org   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.
25:52 05/01/22
Independence and the Socratic Method, with Michael Strong
Michael Strong is an education serial entrepreneur and the author of The Habit of Thought: From Socratic Seminars to Socratic Practice and Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalism Can Solve All the World’s Problems. Here, we discuss the virtue of independence and how the Socratic method can be used to cultivate it in oneself and others.   #independence #education #montessori # #socraticmethod #socrates #philosophy #flourishing   Do you lack purpose? Check out this FREE ebook? 👉https://bit.ly/3mtDL6D   ⏰ TIMESTAMPS:   0:00 Introduction 2:38 Is truth universal and what does that imply? 6:10 Certainty vs. Dogmatism 11:29 The Socratic method, Independence, and morality 23:15 Developing the independent thinking of young children 27:26 The Socratic method and persuasion 33:40 What's the purpose of education? How have we gone wrong? How can we fix it? 42:35 Using the Socratic method to level up in a field 47:05 Final comments   📜 WORKS MENTIONED:   Socratic Michael Strong: https://www.youtube.com/c/socraticmichaelstrong   The Habit of Thought by Michael Strong: https://amzn.to/3Fhcls8   The Socratic Experience (virtual school): ​​https://socraticexperience.com/   “How to Give Your Child an Expensive Private Education for $3,000 per Year” by Michael Strong: https://flowidealism.medium.com/how-to-give-your-child-an-expensive-private-education-for-3-000-per-year-5d3ba7a240ca   Be the Solution by Michael Strong: https://amzn.to/3sl262a   How to Have Impossible Conversations by Peter Boghossian: https://amzn.to/3Eh2yAO   The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand: https://amzn.to/32fEoKf   The Fountainhead Reading Group, with Dr. Andrew Bernstein: https://bit.ly/3E5eJAC   Benjamin Franklin’s Principles for Freedom and Flourishing: https://youtu.be/atZU0y9ZDss   💻 ALSO CHECK OUT:   “Heroes and Villains in American Education” by Andrew Bernstein: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2018/08/heroes-and-villains-in-american-education/   Learn more about our life-changing conference 👉https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con   📖 COURSES: Teaching Objectivism with the Principle of Purpose ➔ https://bit.ly/31Ww6XH The Fountainhead Reading Group ➔ https://bit.ly/3E5eJAC   🔗 LINKS: Check out our website ➔ https://objectivestandard.org/ Follow us on Instagram ➔ https://www.instagram.com/objectivestandardinstitute/ Follow us on Facebook ➔ https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Follow us on Twitter ➔ https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute Follow us on LinkedIn ➔ https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   📧 CONTACT: jon@objectivestandard.org   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.
48:56 22/12/21
Cal Newport on Flourishing at Work
Cal Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University and the bestselling author of So Good They Can’t Ignore You, Deep Work, Digital Minimalism, and most recently, A World Without Email. In this episode, we talk about how the “hyperactive hive mind” approach to work undermines our productivity and happiness, what he’s learned from heroes like Lincoln and Socrates about building a better world, considerations surrounding the choice to have kids, and much more.    Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   A World Without Email by Cal Newport: https://amzn.to/3rcjDZM   Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport: https://amzn.to/3l5hv2d   Deep Work by Cal Newport: https://amzn.to/3HQhZ6j   So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport: https://amzn.to/3xgQwWo   “Deep Questions” podcast: https://www.calnewport.com/podcast/   Cal’s website and email list sign-up: https://www.calnewport.com/ Cal’s articles at The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/contributors/cal-newport
67:11 01/12/21
Moral Character, Freedom, and Flourishing, with Lawrence Reed
Just as we can build muscle, so we can build moral character—and we must if we want to flourish. Jon discusses morality and flourishing with Lawrence Reed, president emeritus of the Foundation for Economic Education.   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   The Alpinist: https://amzn.to/3DjucgR   Pimpernel Smith: https://amzn.to/30sqPWE   Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage, Character, and Conviction by Lawrence Reed: https://amzn.to/3wN85gD   https://www.lawrencewreed.com/   https://fee.org/people/lawrence-w-reed/
45:34 24/11/21
Live like an Artist
The artist’s job is to determine what is worthy of contemplation, and then to convey it via appropriate means. How can we adopt and apply the skill of prospecting for value, even if we’re not artists?   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   The Romantic Manifesto by Ayn Rand: https://amzn.to/3DiCrdm “The Ayn Rand Novel You Should Read First” by Jon Hersey: https://fee.org/articles/the-ayn-rand-novel-you-should-read-first/
15:40 17/11/21
Business, History, and Morality, with Gary Hoover
Jon speaks with entrepreneur and business history chronicler Gary Hoover about the history and morality of business, and what makes people and their businesses thrive.   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   Email Gary Hoover at: ​​garyhoov@msn.com   American Business History Center: https://americanbusinesshistory.org/about/   “The Greatest Businessman in American History: Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.” by Gary Hoover: https://americanbusinesshistory.org/the-greatest-businessman-in-american-history-alfred-p-sloan-jr/ Fewer, Richer, Greener by Laurence B. Siegel: https://amzn.to/3mKH5eb
89:32 10/11/21
Stories in Paint, with Luc Travers
Jon speaks with art expert Luc Travers about how to “read” paintings and extract meaningful experiences from them.   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   Luc’s Kickstarter for Stories in Paint: http://kck.st/3muUoPD   Touching the Art: A Guide to Enjoying Art at a Museum by Luc Travers: https://amzn.to/3ED0YtF Touching the Art review, by Angelica Werth: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2021/09/touching-the-art-a-guide-to-enjoying-art-at-a-museum-by-luc-travers/
43:59 03/11/21
Literature and Flourishing
Jon speaks with Dr. Andrew Bernstein about literature and how great stories enhance our lives.   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out: “Get More Enjoyment from Great Literature” course by Andrew Bernstein: https://objectivestandard.org/product/great-literature   “Heroes of Great Literature” by Andrew Bernstein: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2019/02/heroes-of-great-literature/   “How Heroes Improve Our Lives: An Interview with Andrew Bernstein”: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2020/03/how-heroes-improve-our-lives-an-interview-with-andrew-bernstein/ Sherlock Holmes: Literature’s Most Singular Man | The Hero Show, Ep 28: https://youtu.be/XzGxqIlBg1o
44:43 27/10/21
Relationship Maintenance
Jon and his wife Rosalee demonstrate John Gottman’s “state of our union” exercise and explain how it can help to improve romantic relationships.   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   The Art & Science of Love: A Couples Workshop by John & Julie Gottman: https://amzn.to/3G3K2xY   “How to Savor Gratitude and Disarm ‘Gratitude Traps” by Ellen Kenner: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2020/05/how-to-savor-gratitude-and-disarm-gratitude-traps/ “Deriving More Joy from One of Life’s Richest Sources” by Jon Hersey: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2019/06/deriving-more-joy-from-one-of-lifes-richest-sources/
25:51 22/10/21
John Chisholm on Aiming at the Right “Diversity” in Higher Ed
Jon speaks with John Chisholm—entrepreneur, investor, and author—about the problems with the higher ed push for “diversity” and how to correct it.   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   “Achieving Holistic Diversity & Inclusion at MIT” by John Chisholm: www.johnchisholmventures.com/dei   “Achieving Holistic Diversity & Inclusion at a Major Research University” by John Chisholm: www.johnchisholmventures.com/deipres   Unleash Your Inner Company by John Chisholm: https://amzn.to/3a1HphD “How to Challenge Racism in College Admissions” by Jon Hersey: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2018/10/how-to-challenge-racism-in-college-admissions/
35:04 06/10/21
Freedom, Flourishing, and Atlas Shrugged, with Antonio Saravia
Jon speaks with Dr. Antonio Saravia—economics professor and director of the Center for the Study of Economics and Liberty at Mercer University—about socialism and stagnation, freedom and flourishing, and teaching competing ideas in the college classroom.   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   Center for the Study of Economics and Liberty: https://csel.mercer.edu/   Dr. Saravia’s personal website: https://antoniosaravia.wordpress.com/   “Socialist Indoctrination in School Textbooks: The Case of ‘Colección Bicentenario’ in Venezuela” by Antonio Saravia, Clara Mengolini, and Robi Ragan: http://journal.apee.org/index.php?title=2021_Journal_of_Private_Enterprise_Vol_36_No_1_Spring_parte5   “Why Universities Should Teach Ayn Rand Alongside Karl Marx” by Jon Hersey: https://fee.org/articles/why-universities-should-teach-ayn-rand-alongside-karl-marx/
48:52 08/09/21
Benjamin Franklin’s Principles for Freedom and Flourishing
Benjamin Franklin’s life story is a testament to the fact that free men may rise as high as their ambition will take them. His inventions include not only useful gadgets and live-saving devices but also the genre of self-development nonfiction. With only two years of formal schooling, he managed to become one of the greatest scientists of his age and one of the greatest statesmen in history. Jon Hersey spotlights the principles of freedom and flourishing that we can learn from “the First American” and apply in our own lives today.   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   “Benjamin Franklin: The Enlightenment Personified” by Jon Hersey: https://theobjectivestandard.com/franklin/   “‘Sense Being Preferable to Sound’” by Jon Hersey: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2019/05/sense-being-preferable-to-sound/
57:38 01/09/21
Fostering Independence in Early Childhood
How can we help young children develop? Can we do anything to accelerate language acquisition? Is a structured curriculum best, or should children be allowed to explore their interests—and to what extent, if so? I speak with Mike Gustafson of Atlas Academy about the Montessori method, how and why it works, and how developments within the method might impact the future of education.   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   “The Montessori Method: Educating Children for a Lifetime of Learning and Happiness” by Heike Larson: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2010/05/montesorri-method/ “Jesse McCarthy on Montessori and Independence”: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2018/08/jesse-mccarthy-on-montessori-and-independence/
39:07 06/08/21
Frédéric Chopin in Tolkien, Green Book, and Prometheus
I speak with Juilliard-trained musician F. F. Mormanni about the 19th-century Romantic composer Frédéric Chopin; his music in Prometheus, Tolkien, and Green Book; and what listening to such a virtuoso pianist adds to our lives.   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   The Romantic Manifesto by Ayn Rand: https://amzn.to/3i61AyA   Sweet Anticipation: Music and the Psychology of Expectation by David Huron: https://amzn.to/2Te5EEu   Mozart’s Music for the Mind: https://youtu.be/HVFNu1cxPl0 “A New Window on Scriabin” by Timothy Sandefur: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2019/01/a-new-window-on-scriabin/
41:54 14/07/21
Spiritual Values and Success
I recently spoke with organizational psychologist and bestselling author Adam Grant, and our conversation highlighted the importance of spiritual values and how they impact success.   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out: “Adam Grant on Clear Thinking, Persuasive Writing, and Rational Self-Interest”: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2021/06/adam-grant-on-clear-thinking-persuasive-writing-and-rational-self-interest/
17:31 07/07/21
Rajshree Agarwal on Purpose and Profit
Rajshree Agarwal and I discuss how she became interested in helping people home in on a central purpose, the relation of purpose to independence, and how both of these enable people to create marketable values.   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   “Being Enterprising In Your Own World to Change the World” by Rajshree Agarwal: https://www.forbes.com/sites/rajshreeagarwal/2021/02/08/being-enterprising-in-your-own-world-to-change-the-world/   “The Meaning of Work for a Happy Life (and New Year)” by Rajshree Agarwal: https://www.forbes.com/sites/rajshreeagarwal/2021/01/12/the-meaning-of-work/   “Finding Joy When Chores and Pressures Pile up at Work” by Rajshree Agarwal: https://www.forbes.com/sites/rajshreeagarwal/2020/11/16/finding-joy-when-chores-and-pressures-pile-up-at-work/ “The Book that Helped Me Find Purpose in Life” by Jon Hersey: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2021/04/the-book-that-helped-me-find-purpose-in-life/
30:54 30/06/21
Mozart’s Music for the Mind
I speak with F. F. Mormanni, a Juilliard trained musician, about what Mozart offers modern listeners and how to reap that value.   TOS-Con details and registration: https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con   Get your free copy of Loving Life by Craig Biddle here: https://objectivestandard.org/lovinglife   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   Mozart: Symphonies No. 39, 40 & 41: https://amzn.to/3fW7VfX   Mozart: Clarinet Concerto & Quintet: https://amzn.to/3gfkKAT   Mozart: A Life by Paul Johnson: https://amzn.to/3iphLc0 Music in Western Civilization by Paul Henry Lang: https://amzn.to/3ggLtNx
37:36 09/06/21
Building Relationships on Shared Values: A Tale from TOS-Con
I speak with Caitlyn Machiraju, an independent and ambitious young woman who not only landed a job, but also met her husband at our annual conference, TOS-Con: Philosophy for Freedom and Flourishing.   TOS-Con details and registration: https://objectivestandard.org/tos-con   Get your free copy of Loving Life by Craig Biddle here: https://objectivestandard.org/lovinglife   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out: “Cal Newport to Speak at TOS-Con 2021”: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2021/01/cal-newport-to-speak-at-tos-con-2021/
16:55 02/06/21
Aristotle on Means, Ends, and the Good Life
It is clarifying to periodically reflect on the various means-ends relationships in our lives, to re-evaluate whether we’re choosing the right means for our chosen ends, and to think about whether these add up to a worthwhile life.    Get your free copy of Loving Life by Craig Biddle here: https://objectivestandard.org/lovinglife   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, translated by Joe Sachs: https://amzn.to/2S7iO5i   Aristotle’s Ethics by J. O. Urmson: https://amzn.to/3yx65JU Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, translated and edited by Roger Crisp: https://amzn.to/3bEysfn
18:57 20/05/21
Building a Career without Credentials, with Cameron Sorsby
You don’t need a college degree or a stamp of approval to build a career you love. Praxis CEO Cameron Sorsby joins Jon to discuss the mindset and skills that anyone can apply to open doors of opportunity today.   Get your free copy of Loving Life by Craig Biddle here: https://objectivestandard.org/lovinglife   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   Claim your $1,000 Praxis Scholarship: https://discoverpraxis.com/osi/   Follow Cameron on Instagram and Twitter: @CameronSorsby   “The Book that Helped Me Find Purpose in Life” by Jon Hersey: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2021/04/the-book-that-helped-me-find-purpose-in-life/   “Reinventing Flight: An Interview with Blake Scholl,” interviewed by Jon Hersey: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2020/10/reinventing-flight-an-interview-with-blake-scholl/
44:57 07/05/21
WandaVision and the Serenity Prayer
Marvel’s WandaVision shows that to live a good life, we must accept the facts, even when painful, including the fact that individuals must be free to act on their own judgment in order to flourish.   Get your free copy of Loving Life by Craig Biddle here: https://objectivestandard.org/lovinglife   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out: WandaVision, Created by Jac Schaeffer, reviewed by Thomas Walker:  https://theobjectivestandard.com/2021/03/wandavision-created-by-jac-schaeffer/
34:37 28/04/21
CPR for an Overwhelmed Mind
Robert Begley joins Jon to discuss techniques for keeping your head above water and focusing on your most important work.   Get your free copy of Loving Life by Craig Biddle here: https://objectivestandard.org/lovinglife   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you’re listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/ Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   Your Supersystem for Flourishing with Robert Begley: https://objectivestandard.org/product/your-supersystem-for-flourishing-may-2021   Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen, reviewed by Amy Peikoff: https://theobjectivestandard.com/2009/05/david-allen/
23:24 21/04/21