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A companion to Ayn Rand

Author: Allan Gotthelf; Gregory Salmieri
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.
Series: Blackwell companions to philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This expansive Companion to Ayn Rand s writings provides vital orientation and context for scholars and educated readers who grapple with the unique and controversial output of this prolific  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Companion to Ayn Rand.
West Sussex, England : Wiley Blackwell, ©2016
approximately 716 pages
Named Person: Ayn Rand; Ayn Rand
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Gotthelf; Gregory Salmieri
ISBN: 9781118324912 1118324919 9781118324950 1118324951 9781118324929 1118324927
OCLC Number: 932124553
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Series; Title page; Copyright; Dedication; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgments; A Note on Abbreviations and References; Part I Context; 1 An Introduction to the Study of Ayn Rand; Taking Rand Seriously; Some Challenging Features of Rand's Ideas and Writings; Rand's Works and Related Sources; Organization of the Companion; Notes; References; 2 The Life of Ayn Rand: Writing, Reading, and Related Life Events; Leaving Russia (1905-1926); Early Career as an American Writer (1926-1936); The Fountainhead: The Creation of Her First Ideal Man (1936-1943). Atlas Shrugged: The Mind on Strike (1943-1957)Objectivism: A Philosophy for Living on Earth (1957-1982); Appendix: Concerning Biographical Sources; Notes; References; Part II Ethics and Human Nature; 3 The Act of Valuing (and the Objectivity of Values); Living and Valuing in The Little Street and We the Living; The Fountainhead on the Activity of Valuing; The Fountainhead on Work as the Meaning of Life; The Choice to Live and the Objectivity of Values in Atlas Shrugged and Later Works; Acknowledgment; Notes; References; 4 The Morality of Life; A New Concept of Morality. Why Man Needs a Code of ValuesMan's Life as the Standard of Value; The Value of Reason and the Virtue of Rationality; Purpose and Productiveness; Self-Esteem and Pride; The Range of Life-Sustaining Values; The Selfishness of Virtue; Independence, Integrity, Honesty, and Justice as Aspects of Rationality; Morality and Heroism; Notes; References; 5 A Being of Self-Made Soul; Free Will; The Primary Choice and an Individual's Social Environment; Reason and Emotion; Self-Esteem; Sense of Life; Psycho-Epistemology; Conclusion; Acknowledgment; Notes; References; 6 Egoism and Altruism. Situating Rand's EgoismAltruism: The Morality of Self-Sacrifice; Rand's Objections to Altruism; Rand's Reclamation of "Selfishness"; Acknowledgment; Notes; References; Part III Society; 7 "A Human Society"; Man as an End in Himself; The Question of Conflicts of Interest; Individual Rights; A "Society of Traders"; Notes; References; 8 Political Theory; The Nature and Need of Government; Proper Functions of Government; Capitalism and Property; Intellectual Property; Conclusion; Notes; References; 9 Objective Law; Rand's Condemnation of Non-Objective Law; The Nature and Need of Objective Law. Rand vis-à-vis Traditional DebatesConclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; References; 10 "A Free Mind and a Free Market Are Corollaries"; Preliminaries: Knowledge, Values, and Man's Life; The Free Market: Rule by Producers; Statist Economies: The Destruction of Producers; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Notes; References; Part IV The Foundations of Objectivism; 11 Objectivist Metaphysics; The Axioms of Existence and Identity; The Epistemological Basis and Function of the Axioms; Entities; Causality; Consciousness; The Primacy of Existence; Free Will.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Allan Gotthelf and Gregory Salmieri.

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