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

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Edward Wayne Younkins
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Philosophy - 414 pages
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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.
 

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For any thinking person who is alive, alert, and able to create beauty where they stand. Looking around, such a person will not dispare. Rather, such a person will girt their loin with a deep internal knowledge that they are not alone. Having girtted, such a person will read this book. Having read, such a person is hopeful, active in building Atlantis . . . not alone.
Personally, the reason for the submergance of Atlantis must be understood in order that it not be repeated. Without more clarity in the nature and purpose of human relationships and especially the emergence from the realm of individual to family . . . Atlantis will always sink; family is as free as the entities of the universe. I am hopeful and confident that there is clarity and it is so powerful such life only needs to be lived to be learned, multiplied and fill the universe. Let's build.
David Belfort
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02/18/2009
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Contents

Ayn Rands Philosophical
9
NONCONTRADICTION
11
Manifesto for a New Radicalism
23
cancelled Rearden to supply rail
25
The Chain
33
Various Levels of Meaning in the Chapter Titles
47
The Top and the Bottom
48
Table of Contents for Ayn Rands Atlas Shrugged
63
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

The Immovable Movers
67
Atlas Shrugged as a Response
89
Ayn Rands Cinematic
109
Ayn Rands Recasting of Ancient Myths
131
Why Its Romantic and Why I Write It That
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
White Blackmail
399
Dagny speaks with Dannager The Destroyer gets
414
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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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