The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought

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Penguin, 30 jun 1990 - 368 páginas
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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 spoke and wrote about topics as varied as education, medicine, Vietnam, and the death of Marilyn Monroe. In The Voice of Reason, these pieces, written in the last decades of Rand's life, are gathered in book form for the first time. With them are five essays by Leonard Peikoff, Rand's longtime associate and literary executor. The work concludes with Peikoff's epilogue, "My Thirty Years With Ayn Rand: An Intellectual Memoir," which answers the question "What was Ayn Rand really like?" Important reading for all thinking individuals, Rand's later writings reflect a life lived on principle, a probing mind, and a passionate intensity. This collection communicates not only Rand's singular worldview, but also the penetrating cultural and political analysis to which it gives rise.
 

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This relic of my university years is a strange kind of comfort food to be sure, but so it is. I appreciate revisiting Ayn Rand's straightforward view of the world in which everything in it is clearly ... Leer reseña completa

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It is no surprise to me that I only gave one star to yet another Ayn Rand book. The mystery is why I keep subjecting myself to inferior literature and ideas. I am happy to report that I am done trying ... Leer reseña completa

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Title Page Copyright Page Introduction
Philosophy
Introducing Objectivism
Review of Randalls Aristotle
To Young Scientists
Who Is the Final Authority in Ethics?
The Psychology of Psychologizing
Altruism as Appeasement
Apollo 11
Epitaph for a Culture
The Professors War Against America
Why Johnny Cant Think
Politics
Representation Without Authorization
To Dream the Noncommercial Dream
Tax Credits for Education

The Question of Scholarships
Of Living Death
Religion Versus America
Culture
The Intellectual Bankruptcy of Our
Our Cultural ValueDeprivation
Global Balkanization
How to Read and Not to Write
The Lessons of Vietnam
The Sanction of the Victims
Through Your Most Grievous Fault
The Rule of Unreason
The Pull Peddlers
About a Woman President
The Inverted Moral Priorities
Hunger and Freedom
How Not to Fight Against Socialized Medicine
The Death of a Profession
The Perversion of Liberty
EPILOGUE
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Born February 2, 1905, Ayn Rand published her first novel, We the Living, in 1936. Anthem followed in 1938. It was with the publication of The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957) that she achieved her spectacular success. Rand’s unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience. The fundamentals of her philosophy are put forth in three nonfiction books, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, The Virtues of Selfishness, and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. They are all available in Signet editions, as is the magnificent statement of her artistic credo, The Romantic Manifesto.

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