New Live Leonard Peikoff Lecture

Leonard Peikoff is offering a new live lecture titled “The DIM Hypothesis: The Epistemological Mechanics by which Philosophy Shapes Society.” The lecture will consist of 15 sessions, beginning February 5th, and will be held via teleconference on Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, PST.
From Yaron Brook’s invitation:

We invite you to join us in February for the start of a pathbreaking new course by Dr. Leonard Peikoff, “The DIM Hypothesis: The Epistemological Mechanics by which Philosophy Shapes Society.” This 15-session course will be presented live to a worldwide audience by telephone. So, no matter where you live, you can take part!
The course is based on Dr. Peikoff’s book-in-progress, The DIM Hypothesis, in which he looks at the role of integration as a fundamental force shaping our culture and practical life. As Dr. Peikoff recently explained: “my thesis is that the dominant trends in every key area can be defined by their leaders’ policy toward integration: they are against it (Disintegration, D); they are for it, if it conforms to reality (Integration, I); they are for it, regardless of its relation to reality (Misintegration, M).” In his new course, Dr. Peikoff first discusses the nature and vital importance of integration and then applies his hypothesis to ten diverse fields, ranging from parenting and physics to law and literature.

And from the course overview:

This course explains and explores Dr. Peikoff’s new DIM Hypothesis, applying it to ten different cultural areas as listed in the course outline. The Hypothesis identifies and distinguishes three types of mind: the mind characterized by I (Integration); by D (Disintegration); or by M (Misintegration). In the sessions, Dr. Peikoff points out how all of the influential movements in the areas included reflect?and could only have been created by?one or another of these three mind sets. If enhancing your understanding of today’s world is an important concern of yours, Dr. Peikoff believes that you will find a DIM perspective on events to be of significant value.

The Objectivist Conferences site also provides an outline of the course.
The course costs $445 ($245 for full-time students) and there is a $50 discount if you register by January 23, 2004. Online course registration is available.