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Peikoff, Leonard

Overview
Works: 82 works in 217 publications in 2 languages and 9,675 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Political fiction  Diaries  Domestic fiction  Science fiction  Historical fiction  Didactic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3535.A547, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Leonard Peikoff
The fountainhead by Ayn Rand ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here is the story of an intransigent young architect, Howard Roark, of his violent battle against a mindless status quo, and of his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who worships him yet struggles to defeat him. In order to build his kind of buildings according to his own standards, Roark must fight against every variant of human corruption
The ominous parallels : the end of freedom in America by Leonard Peikoff ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays argues that philosophy is an essential element of human life, a force that shapes human character and national culture and destiny, and offers the rational philosophy of objectivism as an alternative. Ayn Rand chose Leonard Peikoff to be her successor as the spokesman for Objectivism. And in this brilliantly reasoned, thought provoking work we learn why, as he demonstrates how far America has been detoured from its original path and led down the same road that Germany followed to Nazism. Self sacrifice, oriental mysticism, racial, truth, the public good, doing ones duty, these are among the seductive catch phrases that Leonard Peikoff dissects, examining the kind of philosophy they symbolize, the type of thinking that lured Germany to its doom and that he says is now prevalent in the United States. Here is a frightening look at where America may be heading, a clarion call for all who are concerned about preserving our right to individual freedom
Anthem by Ayn Rand ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Equality 7-2521 lives in the Dark Ages of the future, where all decisions are made by committee, all people live in collectives, all traces of individualism have been wiped out. But the spark of individual thought and freedom still burns in Equality 7-2521, a passion which he has been taught to call sinful. In a purely egalitarian world, he dares to stand forth from the herd -- to think and choose for himself, to discover electricity, and to love the woman of his choice. Now he has been marked for death for committing the ultimate sin: in a world where the great "we" reign supreme, he has rediscovered the lost and holy word "I". This provocative book is an anthem sung in praise of man's ego
Journals of Ayn Rand by Ayn Rand ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rarely has a writer and thinker of the stature of Ayn Rand afforded us access to her most intimate thoughts and feelings. Yet throughout her remarkable lifetime, beginning with her arrival in America from Soviet Russia as a passionately ambitious young woman, to her final years of unparalleled fame as a novelist/philosopher, Ayn Rand kept voluminous journals. We share her painful memories of Communist Russia and her struggles to bring them to dramatic life in We the Living. And we see the step-by-step emergence of the characters and plot of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, along with the years of painstaking research that would imbue the novels with their powerful authenticity. We witness Rand wrestling with the challenges of fiction writing and responding with her usual impassioned fire to the important social, political, and artistic events of the day. We are with her as she explores the questions of philosophy and builds the foundations of what will become the towering philosophy called Objectivism. There are tantalizing reflections on the legendary screenplay she wrote for Hollywood about the making of the atomic bomb - a brilliant piece never put on film. There is even advice to the director of the famous movie version of The Fountainhead, and elsewhere an intriguing aside on Rand's vision of the place of sex in the novel and in life
The early Ayn Rand : a selection from her unpublished fiction by Ayn Rand ( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Husband I bought -- Night king -- Good copy -- Escort -- Her second career -- Red pawn -- We the living (unpublished excerpts) -- Ideal -- Think twice -- Fountainhead (unpubilshed excerpts) -- Simplest thing in the world
The voice of reason : essays in objectivist thought by Ayn Rand ( Book )
13 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Objectivism : the philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This brilliantly conceived and organized book is based on a lecture course given by Dr. Leonard Peikoff in 1976, entitled "The Philosophy of Objectivism." The lectures were attended by Ayn Rand, who helped prepare them and also joined Peikoff in answering questions. 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 own knowledge to be fully accurate." Dr. Peikoff, Rand's designated heir and foremost interpreter, reveals the abstract fundamentals of Objectivism and its practical applications in the everyday world. He covers every branch of philosophy recognized by Rand and every philosophic topic she regarded as important--from certainty to money, from logic to art, from measurement to sex. Illustrated with quotes from her published works, complete with an abundance of new material that Ayn Rand offered only in private conversations with Peikoff, these clear, cogent chapters illuminate Objectivism--and its creator--with startling clarity. Now the millions of readers who have been transformed by Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead will discover the full philosophical system underlying Ayn Rand's stories about life "as it might be and ought to be. -- Back cover
Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world, and did. Is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battle not against his enemys but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will learn the answers to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this remarkable book. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, "Atlas shrugged" is Ayn Rand's magnum opus, which launched an ideology and a movement. With the publication of this work in 1957, Rand gained an instant following and became a phenomenon. "Atlas shrugged" emerged as a premier moral apologia for Capitalism, a defense that had an electrifying effect on millions of readers (and now listeners) who have never heard Capitalism defended in other than technical terms
Introduction to objectivist epistemology by Ayn Rand ( Book )
15 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ayn Rand reader by Ayn Rand ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Fountainhead, which became one of the most influential and widely read philosophical novels of the twentieth century, made Ayn Rand famous. An impassioned proponent of rational self-interest, individualism, and laissez-faire capitalism, she expressed her unique views in numerous works of fiction and non-fiction that have been brought together for the first time in this one-of-a-kind volume. The Fountainhead, which became one of the most influential and widely read philosophical novels of the twentieth century, made Ayn Rand famous. An impassioned proponent of reason, rational self-interest, individualism, and laissez-faire capitalism, she expressed her unique views in numerous works of fiction and non-fiction that have been brought together for the first time in this one-of-a-kind volume. Containing excerpts from all her novels--including Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, and We The Living--The Ayn Rand Reader is a perfect introduction for those who have never read Rand, and provides teachers with an excellent guide to the basics of her viewpoint
Understanding objectivism : a guide to learning Ayn Rand's philosophy by Leonard Peikoff ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We the living by Ayn Rand ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1936, this classic novel portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own happiness. This is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the Red banners and slogans
The DIM hypothesis : why the lights of the West are going out by Leonard Peikoff ( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this far-reaching study, Peikoff identifies the three methods people use to integrate concrete data into a whole, as when connecting diverse experiments by a scientific theory, or separate laws into a Constitution, or single events into a story. The first method, in which data is integrated through rational means, he calls Integration. The second, which employs nonrational means, he calls Misintegration. The third is Disintegration--which is nihilism, the desire to tear things apart. In The DIM Hypothesis Peikoff demonstrates the power of these three methods in shaping the West, by using the categories to examine the culturally representative fields of literature, physics, education, and politics. His analysis illustrates how the historical trends in each field have been dominated by one of these three categories, not only today but during the whole progression of Western culture from its beginning in Ancient Greece. Extrapolating from the historical pattern he identifies, Peikoff concludes by explaining why the lights of the West are going out--and predicts the most likely future for the United States"--
Why businessmen need philosophy by Ayn Rand ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Objectivism the philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff ( )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a lecture course given by Dr. Leonard Peikoff in 1976 entitled "The philosophy of objectivism." The lectures were attended by Ayn Rand, who helped prepare them and who also joined Peikoff in answering questions. 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 own knowledge to be fully accurate."
Why businessmen need philosophy by Ayn Rand ( )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"'Ideas are the greatest and most crucially practical power on earth, ' wrote Ayn Rand. In the title essay of this collection, Leonard Peikoff applies this principle to the world of business. He shows that certain philosophic ideas, such as reason, egoism, and individualism, are needed to defend and protect the freedom of businessmen, while the opposite ideas, such as mysticism, altruism, and collectivism (which dominate our universities), destroy that freedom. Other essays in this volume will help businessmen understand the crucial role of philosophy in free trade, free markets, health care, and business ethics"--Publisher's web site
The early Ayn Rand a selection from her unpublished fiction by Ayn Rand ( )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes a selection of early short stories, excerpts from "The Fountainhead," and two full-length plays, with a critical introduction to the writer as an artist and philosopher
Objective communication : writing, speaking, and arguing by Leonard Peikoff ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El manantial by Ayn Rand ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Himno by Ayn Rand ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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