New PDF release: Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary

By Edward W. Younkins

ISBN-10: 0754655490

ISBN-13: 9780754655497

ISBN-10: 0754686981

ISBN-13: 9780754686989

Given that its book in 1957 "Atlas Shrugged", the philosophical and creative climax of Ayn Rand's novels, hasn't ever been out of print and has acquired huge, immense serious consciousness turning into essentially the most influential books ever released, impacting on quite a few disciplines together with philosophy, literature, economics, enterprise, and political technology between others. greater than an outstanding novel, "Atlas Shrugged" is an summary conceptual, and symbolic paintings that expounds a thorough philosophy, providing a view of guy and man's dating to lifestyles and manifesting the necessities of a whole philosophical process - metaphysics, epistemology, politics and ethics. Celebrating the 50th 12 months of "Atlas Shrugged's" booklet, this better half is an exploration of this huge paintings of literature. Contributions were particularly commissioned from a range of eminent students who appreciate and feature been inspired by means of the booklet, the incorporated essays reading the novel's integrating components of subject matter, plot and characterization from many views and from numerous degrees of which means.

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New York: Penguin Dutton. ———. 1997. Journals of Ayn Rand. Edited by David Harriman. New York: Penguin Dutton. Sciabarra, Chris Matthew. 1995. Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 32 Chris Matthew Sciabarra ———. 2000. Total Freedom: Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. Chapter 3 The Aristotelian Significance of the Section Titles of Atlas Shrugged A Brief Consideration of Rand’s View of Logic and Reality Douglas B.

The Melodramatic Climax Galt follows Dagny back to the world and is captured by the looters. In an attempt to save the crumbling economy, they offer him the position of Economic Dictator, which he promptly refuses. They torture him, but the torture machine breaks down. Then, in a melodramatic confrontation, Galt is rescued by the Utopian entrepreneurs, and the looters are vanquished. Galt and Dagny return to the valley, rewrite the Constitution, and add a clause stating that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of production and trade.

Today, the fighters for capitalism have to be, not bankrupt ‘conservatives,’ but new radicals, new intellectuals and, above all, new, dedicated moralists” (“Conservatism: An Obituary,” in Rand 1967, 200). For Rand, the very notion of checking one’s premises, as such, is a radical notion: it is a principle that requires one to understand the roots of a philosophic or social problem through rigorous, logical, and integrated analysis. ’ We are radicals for capitalism” (“Choose Your Issues,” in Rand 1962–65, 1).

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