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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Feb 11, Ramon rated it really liked it. She later had reservations, and the bequest was not part of Rand’s will. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

There’s a real dangerous Republican formulation that she embraces. The present book is the first comprehensive statement of her philosophy. Objectivism assumes a mythic independent, free-willed individual, who not only freely chooses actions, but freely chooses thoughts, beliefs, desires, whether to focus the mind, whether to be rational.

Peikoff is an extraordinary communicator This might make the philosophical spine of the work seem muddled to readers, especially those with limited exposure to philosophy. This does not mean that the tools are PERFECT; if they were we would not need to invent tools to enhance our perceptions such as microscopes, telescopes, x-rays, etc.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. So objectivism is emotionally NOT collectivist by design, not logical as it advertises. The Virtue of Selfishness: Aug 08, Tyler L. He also appears in Ayn Rand: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand Philosophy: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Her argumentation would often revert to “I reject that” or just quote her created fictional character, Howard Roark, by simply saying “isn’t it though?


At the end of the day, Rand’s two most famous works are fiction; some find them tedious and pedantic I disagreebut they are not works of philosophy. His lecture courses include: An idea in my mind is true if it is similar to something in the real real world out there.

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That Objectivism regards subjects of dictatorship as living dead–zombies to be assassinated casually–and that it considers the slightest corruption of any part to extend to complete corruption of the whole, it is fair to state that it regards the subjects of the mixed economy to be similarly zombified, subject to the same retaliation by property-owners that might be exercised against criminals, bureaucrats, looters, moochers, communists, and so on.

She would totally disagree with ‘there but for the leonar of the universe go I” or that some people are lucky or any other such formulation.

I think what she’s done in her simplistic mind is reverse Karl Marx when he says our work alienates us from out authentic self and objextivism she takes the opposite and concludes that work is where our meaning must come from. Showing of reviews. I read this book as a way to introduce myself to Ayn Rand’s Objectivism and found my self very intrigued.

leohard Ayn Rand is not a scientist, doesn’t understand the philosophy of science at all, peikofff doesn’t realize that there are multiple values in science such as simplicity Ockham’s Razorprediction, accuracy, the web of knowledge see Quineand the narrative used to explain the phenomena.

In JulyPeikoff had an assistant deliver the manuscripts of Rand’s novels, except for the first and last pages of The Fountainheadwhich he had framed. InPeikoff founded the Ayn Rand Institute.


Peikoff seems to have spend enough time with Rand exploring the deepest recesses of her brain and then transferring the same onto this masterpiece, all without chocking the amateur in-spite of the complexity of the subject. But really great for bedtime reading if you need help falling asleep!

One thing I didn’t like about the book is how several opposing arguments were reduced to their essentials and conclusions were drawn from those essentials about what objevtivism person holding such a view will advocate.

Jan 12, Paul Taske rated it it was amazing.

The Philosophy of Objectivism

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Related topics Objectivism and homosexuality Objectivism and libertarianism Objectivism’s rejection of the primitive Randian hero. We can dispense with all the nonsense keonard were taught. And purity is extremely significant: In a podcast, [31] Peikoff explained why he supports immigration restrictions in leonzrd current context of the welfare stateand why he does not see this as a contradiction to Objectivism’s general rejection of immigration restrictions.

I read about metaphysics and epistemology in late summer An arbitrary assertion is one for which there is neither evidence for nor evidence against. Our real place in the universe is best created by using our logic, analysis, empirical observations, feelings, and narrative which we use to describe our human experience.