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For The New Intellectual

Author : Ayn Rand
ISBN : 9781101137680
Genre : Philosophy
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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.
Category: Philosophy

Essays On Ayn Rand S The Fountainhead

Author : Robert Mayhew
ISBN : 0739115782
Genre : Literary Collections
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In this unique study of The Fountainhead, Dr. Robert Mayhew brings together historical, literary, and philosophical essays that analyze the novel's style, its use of humor, and its virtues of productivity, independence, and integrity. The essays make extensive use of previously unpublished material from the Ayn Rand Archives, offering a new collection of material to explore and consider.
Category: Literary Collections

Ayn Rand

Author : Chris Matthew Sciabarra
ISBN : 9780271063744
Genre : Political Science
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Author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand (1905–1982) is one of the most widely read philosophers of the twentieth century. Yet, despite the sale of over thirty million copies of her works, there have been few serious scholarly examinations of her thought. Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical provides a comprehensive analysis of the intellectual roots and philosophy of this controversial thinker. It has been nearly twenty years since the original publication of Chris Sciabarra’s Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical. Those years have witnessed an explosive increase in Rand sightings across the social landscape: in books on philosophy, politics, and culture; in film and literature; and in contemporary American politics, from the rise of the Tea Party to recent presidential campaigns. During this time Sciabarra continued to work toward the reclamation of the dialectical method in the service of a radical libertarian politics, culminating in his book Total Freedom: Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism (Penn State, 2000). In this new edition of Ayn Rand, Chris Sciabarra adds two chapters that present in-depth analysis of the most complete transcripts to date documenting Rand’s education at Petrograd State University. A new preface places the book in the context of Sciabarra’s own research and the recent expansion of interest in Rand’s philosophy. Finally, this edition includes a postscript that answers a recent critic of Sciabarra’s historical work on Rand. Shoshana Milgram, Rand’s biographer, has tried to cast doubt on Rand’s own recollections of having studied with the famous Russian philosopher N. O. Lossky. Sciabarra shows that Milgram’s analysis fails to cast doubt on Rand’s recollections—or on Sciabarra’s historical thesis.
Category: Political Science

Essays On Ayn Rand S We The Living

Author : Robert Mayhew
ISBN : 9780739149713
Genre : Philosophy
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This is the second edition of the study of Ayn Rand’s first novel, We the Living, which is set in Soviet Russia, and was written in 1936, ten years after she left the U.S.S.R. Topics explored include: the fascinating history behind the novel’s creation; its autobiographical nature; its reception during America’s “Red Decade”; its connection to Victor Hugo (Rand’s favorite novelist); and, the philosophy of freedom and the sanctity of life which it portrays and defends.
Category: Philosophy

Ayn Rand And Business

Author : Donna Greiner
ISBN : 1587990725
Genre : Business & Economics
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Discusses Ayn Rand's philosophy of objectivism and how it applies to business.
Category: Business & Economics

The Fountainhead

Author : Douglas J. Den Uyl
ISBN : UCSC:32106014821224
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Ayn Rand's 1943 masterpiece, The Fountainhead is the story of Howard Roark, an architect of enormous talent who turns down one lucrative commission after another because they would force him to modify his designs and compromise his integrity, but in spite of his refusals, or perhaps because of them, he goes on to triumph over many obstacles and establish himself as a master. Douglas Den Uyl's new study, The Fountainhead: An American Novel, is the first volume to exclusively explore Rand's most famous novel and also delve into her theory of individualism, called "objectivism." This theory eschews all government intervention into both the lives of individuals and the workings of a capitalist economy and has inspired a popular philosophical following for Rand over the years."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Literary Criticism

Words On Cassette 2002

Author : R R Bowker Publishing
ISBN : 0835245160
Genre : Reference
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Contemporary Authors

Author : Gale Group
ISBN : 0787620343
Genre : Literary Collections
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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, 'Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series' brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These author profiles are essential to your holdings because
Category: Literary Collections

American Writers Susan Howe To Gore Vidal

Author : A. Walton Litz
ISBN : 0684197871
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Includes essays, analysis, and biographies of prominent literary figures of various genres and backgrounds in American literature.
Category: Biography & Autobiography