Lecture four evolves around religion, from a psychological and philosophical perspective. Is the concept of God meaningful? Are the arguments for the existence of God logically defensible? Branden explores these questions and more in this historic series.
Lecture eight is on the Psychology of dependence and discusses the independent mind vs. the "socialized mind", social metaphysics and the revolt against the responsibility of a volitional consciousness.
Lecture nine is on The Objectivist Ethics. The foundation of the Objectivist ethics, man’s life as the standard of value. Dr. Branden discusses rationality as the foremost virtue and happiness as the moral goal of life.