Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
Introduction
  • Purpose and scope of the course
  • Identification of the crises confronting us
  • The alternatives for civilization and the consequences to be expected
  • The inadequacy of present techniques to cope with the crises
  • The new approach to freedom
  • The first few fundamental definitions and the importance of semantic precision in effective communication
  • Identification of the path to be taken to achieve genuine solutions to problems
  • Relationship of the Institute and this course to these problems and their solutions
How do you know you are right?
  • The requirement for absolute standards of rightness
  • Examples of relative and absolute rightness
  • The success in achieving absolute standards in the physical sciences and the failure to do so in the "social sciences"
  • Identification of absolute rightness in the physical sciences
  • The scientific method and its application to physical science
The third science
  • Identification of absolute rightness in the physical sciences (cont’d).
  • Reason for failure, thus far, to extend absolute rightness to the social domain
  • How to overcome this successfully
  • The establishment of a new science of volition
  • Its relationship to the other (first two) sciences
  • The two basic postulates
  • Examples and applications
The basis of society

Part A: The historical basis of society

  • Why all societies in history have failed to survive
  • The common basis of their destruction
  • Why they cannot survive without additional knowledge

 Part B: The natural basis of society

  • The nature of a moral and rational society
  • The durability of such a society
  • Derivation of its basic characteristic and implications from the basic definitions and postulates
  • Further important definitions
Science and freedom
  • The integration of the physical sciences
  • The significance and content of this achievement
  • How the beginning of freedom arose as a direct derivative of this integration
  • How the little freedom that developed helped to accelerate the tempo of science
  • The reciprocal connection between science and freedom
The free market as true democracy
  • Democracy—true and false meanings of the term
  • Political and economic significance of these concepts
  • The nature of the free market
  • Significance of the free market
  • Operation of the free market
  • Why it is not necessary to have price controls
  • Ditto, subsidies, tariffs, regulations, etc.
  • The monopoly
  • Why it is not necessary to regulate monopoly by any man-made laws
  • Demonstration and detailed illustration that no economic monopoly can harm any individual in a truly free market
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