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Peikoff, Leonard

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Works: 85 works in 280 publications in 3 languages and 10,216 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Science fiction  History  Action and adventure fiction  Political fiction  Diaries  Romance fiction  Time-travel fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, pre
Classifications: PS3535.A547, 813.52
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Publications about Leonard Peikoff
Publications by Leonard Peikoff
Most widely held works about Leonard Peikoff
 
Most widely held works by Leonard Peikoff
The fountainhead by Ayn Rand( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and held by 1,442 libraries worldwide
The Fountainhead is an unprecedented phenomenon in modern literature. Arguably the century's most challenging novel of ideas, The Fountainhead is the story of a gifted young architect, his violent battle with conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with the beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. In his fight for success, he first discovers, then rejects, the seductive power of fame and money, finding that in the end, creative genius must triumph. His battle against mediocrity gives a gripping new dimension to the concept of evil
Anthem by Ayn Rand( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,219 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
The ominous parallels : the end of freedom in America by Leonard Peikoff( Book )
16 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 1,219 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
Journals of Ayn Rand by Ayn Rand( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 818 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 voice of reason : essays in objectivist thought by Ayn Rand( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 785 libraries worldwide
Between 1961, when she gave her first talk at the Ford Hall Forum in Boston, and 1981, when she gave the last talk of her life in New Orleans, Ayn Rand
Objectivism : the philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 783 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
The early Ayn Rand : a selection from her unpublished fiction by Ayn Rand( Book )
17 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 766 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
Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 582 libraries worldwide
The story of a man who said he would stop the motor of the world--and did. This novel is the setting for the author's philosophy of objectivism
Introduction to objectivist epistemology by Ayn Rand( Book )
18 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in English and held by 461 libraries worldwide
"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."--Publisher description
The Ayn Rand reader by Ayn Rand( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 309 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
We the living by Ayn Rand( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
The first literary work of one of the most influential philosophers and novelists of the twentieth century-available for the first time in trade paperback. Ayn Rand wrote of her first novel, We the Living, "It is as near to an autobiography as I will ever write. The plot is invented, the background is not ... The specific events of Kira's life were not mine: her ideas, her convictions, her values, were and are." We the Living depicts the struggle of the individual against the state, and the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own happiness. It tells of a young woman's passionate love, held like a fortress against the corrupting evil of a totalitarian state. This classic novel is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the banners and slogans
The DIM hypothesis : why the lights of the West are going out by Leonard Peikoff( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 231 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"--
Understanding objectivism : a guide to learning Ayn Rand's philosophy by Leonard Peikoff( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Based on a series of lectures given in 1983 by Dr. Leonard Peikoff, Understanding Objectivism offers a deeper and more profound study of Ayn Rand's philosophy, and outlines a methodology of how to approach the study of Objectivism and apply its principles to one's life. For the legions of readers who treasure Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, and who savor cogent analysis and provocative discussion of Ayn Rand's thoughts and beliefs, Understanding Objectivism takes the stimulating study of Rand's philosophy to the next level
Ideal : the novel and the play by Ayn Rand( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
The story of beautiful but tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of murder, she is on the run and turns for help to six fans who have written letters to her, each telling her that she represents their ideal-a respectable family man, a far-left activist, a cynical artist, an evangelist, a playboy, and a lost soul. Each reacts to her plight in his own way, providing a glimpse into their secret selves and their true values. In the end their responses to her pleas give Kay the answers she has been seeking
Why businessmen need philosophy : the capitalist's guide to the ideas behind Ayn Rand's Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 107 libraries worldwide
This collection of essays by Ayn Rand and other Objectivist intellectuals presents a philosophical defense of capitalism. Essential and practical, the essays reveal the importance of maintaining philosophical principles in the corporate environment at all levels of business from daily operations to executive decisions, and provides the tactical and tactful rational thinking required to defend companies from ideological attacks
Objectivism : the philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff( file )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 105 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."
The early Ayn Rand : a selection from her unpublished fiction by Ayn Rand( file )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 78 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
Why businessmen need philosophy by Ayn Rand( file )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 67 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
Objective communication : writing, speaking, and arguing by Leonard Peikoff( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism is increasingly influencing the shape of the world from business and politics to achieving personal goals. Here, Leonard Peikoff'Rand's heir'explains how you can communicate philosophical ideas with conviction, logic, and, most of all, reason. Based on a series of lectures presented by Peikoff, Objective Communication shows how to apply Objectivist principles to the problem of achieving clarity both in thought and in communication. Peikoff teaches readers how to write, speak, and argue on the subject of philosophical ideas'ideas pertaining to profoundly important issues ranging from the question of the existence of God to the nature and proper limits of government power. Including enlightening discussions of a wide range of Objectivist topics'such as the primacy of consciousness, the pitfalls of rationalistic thinking, and the true meaning of the word 'altruism,' as well as in-depth analysis of some of Ayn Rand's own writings'Peikoff's Objective Communication is essential reading for anyone interested in Ayn Rand's philosophy
The DIM hypothesis : why the lights of the West are going out by Leonard Peikoff( file )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
In his groundbreaking and controversial book The DIM Hypothesis, Dr. Leonard Peikoff casts a penetrating new light on the process of human thought and thereby on Western culture and history. 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, 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
 
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Alternative Names
Leonard Peikoff Amerikaans filosoof
Leonard Peikoff kanadischer Philosoph
Leonardus Peikoff
Леонард Пейкоф
Languages
English (181)
Spanish (3)
Chinese (1)
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