Reading Group: Intro to Objectivist Epistemology

ITOEThe Chicago Objectivist Society will be hosting a reading group for those interested in discussing Ayn Rand’s “Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology”. The group will meet once a month, covering two chapters of this work each month. First time readers are welcome, however attendees must be familiar with and have an appreciation for Ms. Rand’s writing and philosophy.

If you are interested in attending, please send an email RSVP to so we can get a headcount.




Location: DePaul University Barnes & Noble located at the corner of State and Jackson in the Loop. We will meet in the Cafe. The bookstore is easily accessible via the Red and Blue Lines.

Date: The first meeting will happen on Sunday, November 17 at 2pm. We will be covering the first two chapters — “Cognition and Measurement” and “Concept-Formation”

Losing Freedom in America: A Political Analysis


Dr. Yaron Brook will be giving a talk at the Heartland Institute on Wednesday, October 16th at 6pm entitled “Losing Freedom In America: A Political Analysis”.

Attendance is free but you MUST RSVP:

If you have not RSVP’ed via the link above, you won’t be allowed into the event.

The Heartland Institute is located at:
One South Wacker Drive #2740
Chicago, Illinois 60606

We hope to see you there!

September Happy Hour Cancelled

Unfortunately, September’s happy hour has to be cancelled. We will resume in October, however the date will be the 24th since the final Thursday of October is Halloween. An announcement will be sent in advance.

Also, there is going to be a very cool event on October 16th. Keep your calendars clear. Details are being finalized and will be forthcoming.

Debate: Campaign Finance and Free Speech

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Should the government be able to limit our spending?

Do corporations deserve to have a say?

Steve Simpson, Former Senior Attorney at the Institute for Justice, debates John Frendreis, Professor of Political Science at LUC, on campaign finance, free speech, and the power of money in politics.

Monday, Sept. 16
Cuneo Hall #109
Loyola University Chicago

Happy Hour July 25th with Guest Speaker Jonathan Hoenig

I am pleased to announce that Jonathan Hoenig, known for his free market advocacy through his personal brand “The Captialist Pig”, will be joining us as a guest speaker at our next Happy Hour event! He’ll be discussing how the Objectivist perspective on individual rights can be used to form alliances with other fellow travelers in the cause of smaller government, and hopefully lead to the spreading of Objectivism itself. If you saw Jonathan present last night at OCON regarding the birth of the commodities markets in Chicago then you know what a dynamic, engaging speaker he is. You really won’t want to miss this.

If you’re interested in spreading the word about the event, please download this flyer and disseminate as you wish. We’ll be meeting at our usual venue — Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave. We’ll start gathering at 7pm and the talk will start at 7:30pm. We hope to see you there.