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The Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics

For years, best-selling novelist and controversial philosopher Ayn Rand has been the victim of posthumous portrayals of her life and character taken from the pages of the biographies by Nathaniel Branden and Barbara Branden. Now for the first time, Rand's own never-before-seen journal entries on the Brandens, and the first in-depth analysis of the Brandens' works, reveal the profoundly inaccurate and unjust depiction of their mentor. This explosive book lays to rest the myths promulgated by the Brandens' books that have made their way into both the popular and scholarly debates about Rand's life and work, from academic journals to Hollywood movies.
Food & Philosophy: Eat, Think, and Be Merry "Food & Philosophy" offers a collection of essays which explore a range of philosophical topics related to food. The volume joins "Wine & Philosophy" and "Beer & Philosophy" in the Blackwell Epicurean Trilogy. Essays are organized thematically and written by philosophers, food writers, and professional chefs.
Atlas Shrugged Published in 1957, Atlas Shrugged was Ayn Rand's greatest achievement and last work of fiction. In this novel she dramatizes her unique philosophy through an intellectual mystery story that integrates ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, politics, economics, and sex. Set in a near-future U.S.A. whose economy is collapsing as a result of the mysterious disappearance of leading innovators and industrialists, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life-from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy...to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction...to the philosopher who becomes a pirate...to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad...to the lowest track worker in her train tunnels. Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller.
The Fountainhead The story of an innovator—architect Howard Roark—and his battle against the tradition-worshipping establishment. Its theme: "individualism versus collectivism, not in politics, but in man's soul; the psychological motivations and the basic premises that produce the character of an individualist or a collectivist." Ayn Rand presented here for the first time her projection of the ideal man. Roark's independence, self-esteem, and integrity have inspired millions of readers for more than half a century.
The Romantic Manifesto: A Philosophy of Literature; Revised Edition "THE position of art in the scale of human knowledge is, perhaps, the most eloquent symptom of the gulf between man's progress in the physical sciences and his stagnation (or, today, his retrogression) in the humanities." Ayn Rand's philosophy of art, with a new analysis of the Romantic school of literature. Essays include: "Philosophy and Sense of Life," "The Psycho-Epistemology of Art," and "What is Romanticism?"
Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology: Expanded Second Edition The Objectivist theory of concepts, with Ayn Rand's solution to "the problem of universals," identifying the relationship of abstractions to concretes. Includes an essay by Leonard Peikoff, "The Analytic-Synthetic Dichotomy," and, as an appendix, transcripts of Ayn Rand's workshops—containing her answers to questions about her theory raised by philsophers and other academics.


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