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For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand - Ayn Rand
For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand
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This is Ayn Rand's 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. One of the most controversial figures on the intellectual scene, Ayn Rand was the proponent of a moral... show more
This is Ayn Rand's 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. 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.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780451163080 (0451163087)
Publisher: Signet
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it
1.0 For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand
I usually don't review comic books but I'll make an exception for this book. There is no grey in her world, and this book read like a comic book. The real world is such that you can't have perfect liberty with perfect equality (moreover she doesn't care about anything but the individual so inequali...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (50th Anniversary Edition) (Signet)
I rather sympathize (if not really agree with) a LibraryThing reviewer who gave this a half star and complained this was a cut and paste job. That is true of three-quarters of this book, which consists of excerpts from Rand's novels. Thus my relatively low rating. Her novels certainly should be read...
sologdin
sologdin rated it
Part III of multi-part review series.A greatest hits: introductory essay and selections from the four novels. Will reserve commentary on the novels for those reviews. Introductory essay develops two sets of binaries: Attila/Witch Doctor and Producer/Parasite. The latter is crass unexamined prod...
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