Ayn Rand & Objectivism
Below are links to select articles, interviews, and blog posts about Ayn Rand and Objectivism.
Provides a brief description of Rand's life and work.
Provides a brief survey of the principles of the philosophy.
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.
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.
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.'"
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.
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.
Examines these opposing philosophies in the story, characters, and theme of Ayn Rand’s great novel.