The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand: Truth and Toleration in Objectivism

The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand: Truth and Toleration in Objectivism

by David Kelley
     
 
At long last, with the much-anticipated second edition of David Kelley’s original manifesto Truth and Toleration, one of Objectivism’s seminal tracts is now available in a new and expanded edition. The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand is an engaging introduction to the Objectivist movement, its core ideas, and its central fissures. At the same time, it offers a case study

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At long last, with the much-anticipated second edition of David Kelley’s original manifesto Truth and Toleration, one of Objectivism’s seminal tracts is now available in a new and expanded edition. The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand is an engaging introduction to the Objectivist movement, its core ideas, and its central fissures. At the same time, it offers a case study in the sociology of intellectual movements and a frank discussion of the issues that arise whenever thinkers leave their studies to promote their ideas in the public realm.

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Booknews
David Kelley is the executive director of The Objectivist Center, which is devoted to research and education on the philosophy of novelist Ayn Rand. In this text, he explains why he broke ranks with orthodox Objectivists and created an independent branch of the movement. Originally published in 1990 as a manifesto, the text has been revised as an analysis of the principles of intellectual collaboration, toleration, and responsibility. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765800602
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
12/05/2000
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.62(d)

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Robert T. Long
David Kelley’s The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand is both an incisive analysis of the mistakes that have weakened the Objectivist movement, and more broadly, a compelling philosophical defense of the moral and epistemic value of toleration…. The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand represents a precious contribution to the literature of reason. (Roderick T. Long Professor of Philosophy, Auburn University)
Stephen Cox
Many people value toleration in the abstract but find it hard to tolerate ideas that they have reason to consider wrong. David Kelley, a superb logician, brings this problem-and a score of associated problems-to crystal-clear resolution…. A very significant contribution to Objectivist thought. (Stephen Cox Professor of Literature, University of California at San Diego)

Meet the Author

David Kelley is the executive director of the Objectivist Center. Educated at Princeton University, earlier in his career he taught philosophy at Brandeis University and Vassar College. He has written widely on the subject of libertarianism including The Evidence of the Senses; The Art of Reasoning; and is co-author of The Logical Structure of Objectivism.

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