A Companion to Ayn Rand by Allan Gotthelf, Gregory Salmieri

By Allan Gotthelf, Gregory Salmieri

The first quantity to provide a finished scholarly therapy of Rand’s complete corpus (including her novels, her philosophical essays, and her research of the occasions of her times), this Companion presents very important orientation and context for students and trained readers grappling with a arguable and understudied philosopher whose enduring effect on American (and international) tradition is more and more recognized.

  • The first e-book to supply an in-depth scholarly therapy ranging over the full of Rand’s corpus
  • Provides proficient contextual research for students in numerous disciplines
  • Presents unique examine on unpublished fabric and drafts from the Rand files in California
  • Features insightful and fair-minded interpretations of Rand’s debatable positions

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She is at her best when tracing Rand’s influence on several social and political movements that arose in the 1970s (see 247–278), including the budding libertarian movement. But here, too, her account is undermined by her inattention to Rand’s political writings from the period. Most notably, Burns writes that the newly formed Libertarian Party, “unlike Rand,” “offered a positive program for the future” (269). Perhaps this is how members of the Party interpreted the matter, but two of Rand’s articles from the first six months of the Party’s existence (January to June of 1972) are calls to action on behalf of specific policies that she argued were both politically achievable and necessary to reorient the country toward freedom.

Letters of Ayn Randd is a partial exception on both counts: Rand took great care with her correspondence, and the editing in that book is limited to omitting material that is unlikely to be of general interest. 19 GREGORY SALMIERI References Badhwar, Neera, and Roderick Long. 2012. ” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://plato. edu/entries/ayn-rand/ (accessed May 22, 2015). Boss, Judith A. 2005. Analyzing Moral Issues, 3rd edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Bowie, G. Lee, Meredith W. Michaels, and Robert C.

Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, 59(3). Weiss, Gary. 2012. Ayn Rand Nation. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Griffin. Wilkens, Steve. 2011. Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics: An Introduction to Theories of Right and Wrong. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press. Wright, Darryl. 2009. ” d In Mayhew 2009. 21 2 The Life of Ayn Rand Writing, Reading, and Related Life Events S H O S H A NA M I L G R A M The motive and purpose of my writing is the projection of an ideal man.

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