Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion
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.
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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.
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Ayn Rands Philosophical
Manifesto for a New Radicalism
cancelled Rearden to supply rail
Various Levels of Meaning in the Chapter Titles
The Top and the Bottom
The John Galt Line
The Obvious Parallels
A SocioEconomic Analysis
Dagny and Me
Friendship in Atlas Shrugged
Hank Reardens MindBody Dichotomy
The Cherryl Brooks Story
A Note on Rands Americanism
Atlas Shrugged as a Response
Ayn Rands Cinematic
Ayn Rands Recasting of Ancient Myths
Why Its Romantic and Why I Write It That
The Economics of Atlas Shrugged
Galts Gulch in Real Time