Objectivism

Objectivism
Title Objectivism PDF eBook
Author Leonard Peikoff
Publisher Dutton Juvenile
Pages 518
Release 1991
Genre Philosophy
ISBN

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Objectivism

Objectivism
Title Objectivism PDF eBook
Author Leonard Peikoff
Publisher Penguin
Pages 513
Release 1993-12-01
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1101147547

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THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION—The definitive statement of Ayn Rand’s philosophy as interpreted by her best student and chosen heir. This brilliantly conceived and organized book is Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s classic text on the abstract principles and practical applications of Objectivism, based on his lecture series “The Philosophy of Objectivism.” Ayn Rand said of these lectures: “Until or unless I write a comprehensive treatise on my philosophy, Dr. Peikoff’s course is the only authorized presentation of the entire theoretical structure of Objectivism—that is, the only one that I know of my knowledge to be fully accurate.” In Objectivism, Peikoff covers every philosophic topic that Rand regarded as important—from certainty to money, from logic to art, from measurement to sex. Drawn from Rand’s published works as well as in-depth conversations between her and Peikoff, these chapters illuminate Objectivism—and its creator—with startling clarity. With Objectivism, the millions of readers who have been transformed by Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead will discover the full philosophical system underlying Ayn Rand’s work.

Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology

Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology
Title Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology PDF eBook
Author Ayn Rand
Publisher Penguin
Pages 321
Release 1990-04-26
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1101137207

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Today man's mind is under attack by all the leading schools of philosophy. We are told that we cannot trust our senses, that logic is arbitrary, that concepts have no basis in reality. Ayn Rand opposes that torrent of nihilism, and she provides the alternative in this eloquent presentation of the essential nature--and power--of man's conceptual faculty. She offers a startlingly original solution to the problem that brought about the collapse of modern philosophy: the problem of universals. This brilliantly argued, superbly written work, together with an essay by philosophy professor Leonard Peikoff, is vital reading for all those who seek to discover that human beings can and should live by the guidance of reason.

The Ayn Rand Lexicon

The Ayn Rand Lexicon
Title The Ayn Rand Lexicon PDF eBook
Author Ayn Rand
Publisher Penguin
Pages 288
Release 1988-01-01
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 110113724X

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A prolific writer, bestselling novelist, and world-renowned philosopher, Ayn Rand defined a full system of thought--from epistemology to aesthetics. Her writing is so extensive and the range of issues she covers so enormous that those interested in finding her discussions of a given topic may have to search through many sources to locate the relevant passage. The Ayn Rand Lexicon brings together all the key ideas of her philosophy of Objectivism. Begun under Rand's supervision, this unique volume is an invaluable guide to her philosophy or reason, self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism--the philosophy so brilliantly dramatized in her novels The Fountainhead, We the Living, and Anthem.

Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature

Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature
Title Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature PDF eBook
Author Greg S. Nyquist
Publisher iUniverse
Pages 410
Release 2001
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 0595196330

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No American philosopher has sold more books to the general public than Rand—over thirty million at last count, with over a half million being sold on a yearly basis. Rand’s legacy is widespread and enduring. Yet, despite the extent of her influence, her ideas have not received much attention from scholars and critics. Her philosophical views, many of which are extremely controversial, literally cry out for interpretation and criticism. But little along these lines has appeared. Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature represents a major contribution to a critical understanding of Rand’s so-called “Objectivist” ideology. Based on extensive research of Rand’s writings, including her journals and letters, the book demonstrates how Objectivism sprung from Rand’s romantic and idealistic view of human nature. Rand repeatedly claimed that the goal of her writing was “the projection of an ideal man” and that her philosophy was merely “a necessary means to that end.” Using this insight as an interpretive touchstone, the book proceeds to explain how Rand’s views on history, human knowledge, morality, and aesthetics were profoundly influenced by her idolatry of the “ideal man” and where she went wrong in developing her unique but flawed vision of human society.

With Charity Toward None

With Charity Toward None
Title With Charity Toward None PDF eBook
Author William F. O'Neill
Publisher Open Road Media
Pages 367
Release 2023-12-19
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1504093801

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An in-depth and evenhanded examination of Ayn Rand’s philosophy as expressed in her novels and nonfiction writings. In With Charity Toward None, William F. O’Neill addresses the fundamentals of objectivism and the full meaning of an objectivist point of view. He delves into the social implications of putting such a philosophy into action. Neither fawning nor dismissive, O’Neill forgoes the popular controversy surrounding Rand, focusing instead on rational and semantic analysis of her work. Divided into two major sections, the first part of this book summarizes the three basic areas of Randian philosophical inquiry: (1) knowing and the known, (2) personal value and the nature of man, and (3) the ethics of objectivism. The second part consists primarily of a critical analysis of the ideas presented in the earlier pages.

For the New Intellectual

For the New Intellectual
Title For the New Intellectual PDF eBook
Author Ayn Rand
Publisher Penguin
Pages 204
Release 1963-12-01
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1101137681

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Here is Ayn Rand’s first non-fiction work—a challenge to the prevalent philosophical doctrines of our time and the “atmosphere of guilt, of panic, of despair, of boredom, and of all-pervasive evasion” that they create. As incisive and relevant today as it was sixty years ago, this book presents the essentials of Ayn Rand’s philosophy “for those who wish to acquire an integrated view of existence.” In the title essay, she offers an analysis of Western culture, discusses the causes of its progress, its decline, its present bankruptcy, and points the road to an intellectual renaissance. One of the most controversial figures on the intellectual scene, Ayn Rand was the proponent of a moral philosophy—and ethic of rational self-interest—that stands in sharp opposition to the ethics of altruism and self-sacrifice. The fundamentals of this morality—"a philosophy for living on Earth"—are here vibrantly set forth by the spokesman for a new class, For the New Intellectual.