Philosophy: Who Needs It (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 1, 1984 - Philosophy - 320 pages
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This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics. According to Ayn Rand, the choice we make is not whether to have a philosophy, but which one to have: rational, conscious, and therefore practical; or contradictory, unidentified, and ultimately lethal. Written with all the clarity and eloquence that have placed Ayn Rand's Objectivist philosophy in the mainstream of American thought, these essays range over such basic issues as education, morality, censorship, and inflation to prove that philosophy is the fundamental force in all our lives.

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Say what you will about Ayn Rand--and you can say a lot--but she's given this some thought. Probably more than you have (certainly more than I have). Loved the capitalism and the critique of big ... Read full review

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Rand's non fiction can be a tough pill to swallow. I stand by so many of her ideas and philosophies but I cannot help feeling like the respective parts are greater than the "whole." In reading these ... Read full review

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AYN RAND is the author of "Anthem, The Fountainhead, " and "Atlas Shrugged", and numerous non-fiction essays on philosophy, ethics, politics, art, and literature. Her philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience of adherents and admirers. She died in March 1982.

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