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An Oral History of Ayn Rand
Scott McConnell – Author
ISBN 9780451231307 | 656 pages | 02 Nov 2010 | NAL | 5.98 x 9.01in | 18 – AND UP
An extensive collection of never-before-published interviews reflecting on Ayn Rand’s life and character.
Drawing on 100 never-before-published interviews, Scott McConnell presents a unique portrait of a larger-than-life literary giant and a fascinating individual, Ayn Rand. Focusing on the private Rand, McConnell talked to the author’s family, friends, fans, and associates, as well as Hollywood stars, university professors, fiction writers, and many more. Arranged in chronological order, these interviews cover a broad range of years, contexts, relationships, and observations on one of the most influential- and controversial-figures of the twentieth century. From Ayn Rand’s youngest sister to the woman who inspired the character of Peter Keating in The Fountainhead, the subjects interviewed offer fresh, sometimes surprisingly candid, affectionate, and intriguing insights into a complex and remarkable writer, philosopher, and human being.
Summary of 100 Voices
AN Essay Concerning Human Understanding
John Locke – Author
Roger Woolhouse – Editor
ISBN 9780140434828 | 816 pages | 01 Feb 1998 | Penguin Classic | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 – AND UP
This new, complete, and unabridged edition represents the very latest in critical thinking on Locke’s pioneering work, which set the groundwork for modern philosophy.
Summary of AN Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Ayn Rand – Author
Leonard Peikoff – Introduction by
ISBN 9780452286368 | 1192 pages | 28 Dec 2004 | Plume | 6.10 x 8.97in | 18 – AND UP
This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world—and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators? Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies, but against those who needed him most, and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What is the world’s motor—and the motive power of every man? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the characters in this story.Tremendous in its scope, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life—from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy—to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction—to the philosopher who becomes a pirate—to the composer who gives up his career on the night of his triumph—to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad—to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels.You must be prepared, when you read this novel, to check every premise at the root of your convictions. This is a mystery story, not about the murder—and rebirth—of man’s spirit. It is a philosophical revolution, told in the form of an action thriller of violent events, a ruthlessly brilliant plot structure and an irresistible suspense. Do you say this is impossible? Well, that is the first of your premises to check.
The Logical Leap
Induction in Physics
David Harriman – Author
Leonard Peikoff – Introduction by
ISBN 9780451230058 | 272 pages | 06 Jul 2010 | NAL | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 – AND UP
Inspired by and expanding on a series of lectures presented by Leonard Peikoff, David Harriman presents a fascinating answer to the problem of induction-the epistemological question of how we can know the truth of inductive generalizations.
Ayn Rand presented her revolutionary theory of concepts in her book Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology. As Dr. Peikoff subsequently explored the concept of induction, he sought out David Harriman, a physicist who had taught philosophy, for his expert knowledge of the scientific discovery process.
Here, Harriman presents the result of a collaboration between scientist and philosopher. Beginning with a detailed discussion of the role of mathematics and experimentation in validating generalizations in physics-looking closely at the reasoning of scientists such as Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Lavoisier, and Maxwell-Harriman skillfully argues that the inductive method used in philosophy is in principle indistinguishable from the method used in physics.
A groundbreaking solution to the problem of induction, based on Ayn Rand’s theory of concepts.
The Vision of Ayn Rand: The Basic Principles of Objectivism
Publisher: Cobden Press / Laissez Faire Books; 1st. edition (2010)
ATLAS SHRUGGED 1ST EDITION 7TH PRINTING BY AYN RAND
PUBLISHED BY THE RANDOM HOUSE 1957
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