Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion

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Edward Wayne Younkins
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Philosophy - 414 pages
Since its publication in 1957 Atlas Shrugged, the philosophical and artistic climax of Ayn Rand's novels, has never been out of print and has received enormous critical attention becoming one of the most influential books ever published, impacting on a variety of disciplines including philosophy, literature, economics, business, and political science among others. More than a great novel, Atlas Shrugged is an abstract conceptual, and symbolic work that expounds a radical philosophy, presenting a view of man and man's relationship to existence and manifesting the essentials of an entire philosophical system - metaphysics, epistemology, politics and ethics. Celebrating the fiftieth year of Atlas Shrugged's publication, this companion is an exploration of this monumental work of literature.
 

Contents

Ayn Rands Philosophical
9
Manifesto for a New Radicalism
23
Douglas B Rasmussen
33
4
39
Various Levels of Meaning in the Chapter Titles
47
5
57
Table of Contents for Ayn Rands Atlas Shrugged
63
Atlas Shruggeds Moral Principle of
75
The John Galt Line
207
The Obvious Parallels
215
A SocioEconomic Analysis
225
Dagny and Me
243
Friendship in Atlas Shrugged
263
Hank Reardens MindBody Dichotomy
295
The Cherryl Brooks Story
331
A Note on Rands Americanism
347

Atlas Shrugged as a Response
89
Ayn Rands Cinematic Eye
109
Ayn Rands Recasting of Ancient Myths
131
Why Its Romantic and Why I Write It That Way
157
The Economics of Atlas Shrugged
179
Galts Gulch in Real Time
197
Traitors to Liberty
363
Atlas Shrugging Throughout History and Modern Life
377
Index
393
Chapter IIIWhite Blackmail
399
NONCONTRADICTION
406
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Edward Younkins is one of the leading scholars on the works of Ayn Rand in the world. He is the author of 'Capitalism and Commerce' and 'Philosophers of Capitalism: Menger, Mises, Rand and Beyond'.

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