Ayn Rand & Objectivism

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Below are links to select articles, interviews, and blog posts about Ayn Rand and Objectivism.

Who is Ayn Rand?

Provides a brief description of Rand's life and work.

What is Objectivism?

Provides a brief survey of the principles of the philosophy.

Ayn Rand’s Theory of Rights:
The Moral Foundation of a Free Society

Examines the essential aspects of her philosophy that give rise to her theory of rights, as against the theories of God-given, government-granted, and "natural" rights.

Atlas Shrugged and Ayn Rand’s Morality of Egoism

Introduces the principles of rational egoism; contrasts them with the creeds of altruism, hedonism, relativism, and predation; and shows why everyone who wants to live happily and freely must repudiate those alternatives and embrace the morality of rational self-interest.

The Beauty of Ayn Rand’s Ethics

Discusses the causal nature of the Objectivist ethics and the corresponding meaning of the proverb "God said: 'Take what you want and pay for it.'"

Ayn Rand: America's Comeback Philosopher

Highlights the essential principles of Randís philosophy; compares them to the essentials of the predominant philosophies of the day, religion and subjectivism; relates each to the American ideal of individual rights and liberty; and shows why, if America is to make a comeback, Americans must embrace Randís ideas.

Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and the World Today

An Interview with Yaron Brook

Explains why, more than fifty years ago, Rand was able to project the kinds of crises we are seeing today.

Objectivism vs. Kantianism in The Fountainhead

Examines these opposing philosophies in the story, characters, and theme of Ayn Rand’s great novel.

Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Randís Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins

Ayn Rand Nation: The Hidden Struggle for America's Soul by Gary Weiss