Well, yesterday I managed to ship off my last three Objectivism 101 lectures for Will Thomas to review. I’ll be doing another round of editing before I post them for selected people to review. (If you are interested in giving me feedback on a preview of these lectures, drop me an e-mail to [email protected] and tell me why you are interested.)
Constructing these lectures turned out to be much a more difficult task than I anticipated. Of course, I know the material cold. (Ah, well, except for the aesthetics, which I still need to read up on.) But presenting the ideas of Objectivism over the course of six lectures to a bunch of beginners was far more difficult than I had anticipated. I had to simply omit so much important material. I had to make sure that even what seems obvious to me was clearly stated and well-illustrated with examples. But the greatest challenge was in the organization, in constructing an outline that flowed smoothly. So thank goodness I’ve hit the home stretch!
Once I finish my last major edit, the next big hurdle will be practicing the presentation. They are about 45 minutes each, which means that practicing the whole lecture set will take about 4.5 hours. Yikes! Usually, I need to practice a lecture about 6 times before I give it, but that might be a bit unrealistic in this case!
Now, it’s back to work on my lecture on honesty!
Update: Due to serious philosophic and moral objections, I am no longer associated with The Objectivist Center in any way, shape, or form. My reasons why can be found on my web page on The Many False Friends of Objectivism.