Understanding Objectivism: A Guide to Learning Ayn Rand's Philosophy

Understanding Objectivism: A Guide to Learning Ayn Rand's Philosophy

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Overview

Based on a series of lectures given in 1983 by Dr. Leonard Peikoff, Understanding Objectivism offers a deeper and more profound study of Ayn Rand's philosophy, and outlines a methodology of how to approach the study of Objectivism and apply its principles to one's life.

For the legions of readers who treasure Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, and who savor cogent analysis and provocative discussion of Ayn Rand's thoughts and beliefs, Understanding Objectivism takes the stimulating study of Rand's philosophy to the next level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451236296
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 587,675
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michael S. Berliner is co-chairman of the Board of Directors at the Ayn Rand Institute and senior advisor to the Ayn Rand Archives. He is the editor of The Letters of Ayn Rand.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

From Leonard Peikoff ix

Lecture 1 The Role of Philosophy 1

Lecture 2 Life as the Standard of Value 37

Lecture 3 Honesty, Importance of Principles 69

Lecture 4 Force and Rights 110

Lecture 5 The Hierarchy of Objectivism 145

Lecture 6 Objectivism Versus the Intrinsic and Subjective 171

Lecture 7 Rationalism 209

Lecture 8 Rationalism and Empiricism 242

Lecture 9 Objectivism Versus Rationalism and Empiricism 269

Lecture 10 Emotions and Moral Judgment 308

Lecture 11 Intellectual Honesty 350

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