The Age of Rand: Imagining <br>An Objectivist Future World

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iUniverse, Jun 2, 2005 - Philosophy - 488 pages
"Do I think that Objectivism will be the philosophy of the future? I would say yes, but "-Ayn Rand to Playboy Magazine, 1964.

"My views will probably be the norm in the future, but not right now."-Ayn Rand to Johnny Carson, 1967.

Will they? The Age of Rand describes what Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism, will mean in practice-for good and ill. Rand expressed her controversial ideas in her best-selling novels, Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. Every year, more commentators debate those ideas, often heatedly.

Frederick Cookinham asks questions no author has asked before:

Would Objectivists destroy the environment in favor of rampant development?
Why will Objectivist civilization be built on the oceans and in space?
Is Objectivism a "Nietzschean Superman" philosophy?

Ayn Rand often said, "Check your premises, and watch your implications!" Explore, in The Age of Rand, the astounding implications of this fast-growing and provocative new system of ideas. Some philosophy will dominate this new century-be prepared if it turns out to be Ayn Rand's.

"Frederick Cookinham has written something of great worth to thousands who have been affected by Rand's work."-Andrea Millen Rich, Laissez Faire Books.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE BOY ON THE BICYCLE
11
WHO WAS THIS RAND PERSON ANYWAY?
22
THE SELFISHNESS OF VIRTUE
43
ADVERSARIALISM
68
ALTRUISM
98
NORMALCY
129
RULES FOR SUPERMEN
154
WHATS LEFT?
272
MAP OF THE WORLD
288
REALITY IS FICTION IS REALITY
306
SCALE
342
THE AYN RAND MUSEUM
378
WHAT IF ITS NOT THE AGE OF RAND?
399
THE WORLD IS FLAT AGAIN
419
FROM CULT TO CULTURE
443

DUSTING OFF THE GOD
201
RAND RAGE
223
THE ART DECO PHILOSOPHER
249
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
471
Back Cover
483
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Page 9 - Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again; The eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes in pain, And dies among his worshippers.
Page 5 - Above all, Alexander inspired Zeno's vision of a world in which all men should be members one of another, citizens of one State without distinction of race or institutions, subject only to and in harmony with the Common Law immanent in the Universe, and united in one social life not by compulsion but only by their own willing consent, or (as he put it) by Love.
Page 7 - If I have seen farther than other men, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.

About the author (2005)

Frederick Cookinham, 51, offers a series of walking tours called Ayn Rand?s New York. He has been observing the Objectivist and libertarian movements for thirty-seven years, and has written for several movement magazines. He lives in Queens, New York with his wife, Belen. Visit his website, www.centurywalkingtours.com for more information.

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