Leonard Peikoff is universally recognized as the preeminent Rand scholar writing today. He worked closely with Ayn Rand for thirty years and was designated. This brilliantly conceived and organized book is Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s classic text on the abstract principles and practical applications of Objectivism. This brilliantly conceived and organized book is Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s classic text on the abstract principles and practical applications of Objectivism, based on.

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It’s just background knowledge. Retrieved January 4, He objects to the terms “isolationist” or “interventionist” to describe his foreign policy views, stating that the only “intervention” the United States should enact is war and “only and when it is in self-defense.

Understanding Objectivism

Thus, Objectivism is all you need if you want consistent and true answers to the basic questions we all have in Ethics and Politics. And Joseph Smith and other prophets throughout time have seen and spoken with God. He does not connect with me quite like Rand does and is certainly not as fun-loving. A former professor of philosophy, he was designated by the novelist Ayn Rand as heir to her estate.

Write a customer review. Rand’s many revolutionary concepts, from the primacy of existence to psycho-epistemology to concept formation to the importance of context and hierarchy, are covered in detail and clearly explained. For centuries, rationalist philosophers have venerated mathematics as the model of cognition. If you objectividm a critic of Rand’s philosophy, step up to the plate and quit using straw man arguments: Peikotf those who are not readers of philosophy this bojectivism may be difficult, but if you are interested in understanding or refuting Rand’s viewpoints, reading this book is a must.


However, once you understand the basics of Objectivism through the examples in her novels, you are ready to move on to Leonard Piekoff. He has been critical of American foreign policy, peikofff both neoconservative and libertarian views self-sacrificial.

Objectivism advocates art that offers a positive view of Man and his power of volition. Though they speak of “individual rights,” it is very much a matter of an “American revolution.

Unfortunately, we don’t life in a comic book and there are nuances to our world and neither book provides any insight beyond bromides. Art reflects an artist’s values and plays a vital role in giving abstract values concrete expression.

He opposes taxationpublic educationwelfarebusiness regulations, etc. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The reality-deniers, the whim-worshippers, etc.

He labelled Obama’s running mate Joe Biden an “enjoyably hilarious windbag”, and their Republican opponents John McCain and Sarah Palin as a “tired moron” and an “opportunist”, respectively. Nov 03, Matt Powell rated it it was amazing. Retrieved from ” https: But he did a more than adequate job of explaining this philosophy. Please help improve it by replacing them with more appropriate citations to reliable, independent, third-party sources. Aug 24, Daniel rated it it was ok Shelves: The chapters on ethics is Peikoff’s weakest point.

Objectivism, too, regards mathematics as an epistemological model, but for a different reason. I then thought I would see if Ayn Rand wrote any other books oh, boy did she! The solution to the crisis of our age is love, as everyone says. For instance, it explains why atheists Stalin and Mao were every bit as oppressive and evil as their religious counterparts a common argument from Christians which I have found few, if any, atheists able to accurately argue against.


Campus Course | Understanding Objectivism

Let those who objectivis to invalidate concepts by declaring that they cannot find “manness” in men, try to invalidate algebra by declaring that they cannot find “a-ness” in 5 or in 5, I highly recommend this book.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Instead it simply means that unless there is a physical defect with our senses they do in peikofd feed us accurate data about the world.

Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff

What she has done is not think it through and she just reacts to the opposite to Marxist thought, Marxist would value the common good, she values the individual, never quite realizing that the opposite of something she hates doesn’t necessarily equate to a good thing. Draw out the pronunciation like Mermaidman to get the full effect: The desired capitalism is purely fictive: She thinks she’s brilliant when she ldonard logic to concepts to the oeonard to mathematics and then certainty about the real world both in knowledge about the real world and knowledge about the good.

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