• The Fountainhead Howard Roark And Objectivism
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    The Fountainhead: Howard Roark and Objectivism In the novel The Fountianhead, Ayn Rand uses the main character, Howard Roark, to express her daringly original philosophy -- Objectivism. Like Rousseau's 'Natural Man' in The Social Contract, Ayn Rand presents Howard as a man, as man should be -- strong-willed, self-sufficient, self-confident, and self motivated. A man who, in spite of cruelty from an un accepting society, fights to work and live as only he chooses to do so. Through the course of t...
  • The Fires Of Heaven
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    The fires of heaven The Fires of Heaven is the fifth book in the series The Wheel of Time that I started a while back. It is by Robert Jordan and is fantasy. In this book, Rand alThor, now hailed as the Dragon Reborn, decides to attack Illian. Rand does not know that he is being lured into a trap by the nine remaining forsaken. One of them, Samael by name, is the ruler of Illian. Meanwhile, in the White tower, the new Amyrlin, the head honcho of the Aes Sedai, is concocting weird new plans for R...
  • Ayn Rand Aristotle Person Selfish
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    Why Shouldn't We Be Selfish? Selfishness is an act that humans innately have implanted within them. Ayn Rand being a rational egoist had many moral beliefs, one being especially about selfishness. She believed that: "Self-interest, properly understood, is the standard of morality and selflessness is the deepest immorality." (Ayn Rand 279) This basically emphasizes that you should see oneself, as an end to oneself. A person's own life and happiness are their highest values, and that they don't ex...
  • Rands Anthem Light Bulb
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    Rand's 'Anthem " Anthem, a science fiction novel, deals with a future primitive society in which the forbidden word 'I', which is punishable, has been replaced by 'We'. Anthem's theme seems to be about the meaning and glory of man's ego. In this novel, Rand shows that the individualism needed for building a complex technological civilization has been suppressed by collectivism. Rand glorifies man's individual ability to think, and appeals to emotion. The emotion is displayed at various time thro...
  • Ayn Rand Theory Knowledge Reason
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    No thinker, perhaps, has had more influence upon contemporary libertarians than the novelist and non-academic philosopher, Ayn Rand. For that reason alone, she deserves attention; however, many of her arguments have been misunderstood, misrepresented or ignored. As George Smith has commented, there has appeared relatively little in the way of competent reflection of Ayn Rand as a philosopher. Accounts written by [her] admirers are frequently eulogistic and uncritical, where as accounts written b...
  • Ayn Rand Branden Barbara
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    This essay will discuss the life and works of Ayn Rand. The woman who would become Ayn Rand was born AliceRosenbaum on February 2, 1905. (Branden, Barbara pg. 31986). She was born during the eleventh year of NicholasII's reign in Russia. (Baker pg. 1 1987). Rand's birth was just before a revolution in Russia, however this revolution was put down by her first year. (Branden, Barbara pg. 31986). The Rosenbaum's lived quite comfortably under the czar. (Baker pg. 1 1987). Beneath their large apart...
  • Ayn Rand Mind Man Theme
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    Book Review: ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand Taggart Transcontinental is not to be excluded on the effects of declining economic situations experienced by the whole country. Dagny Taggart, the vice president in-charge of operations, upon her visit to the Rio Norte Line to inspect the damages it maintains, goes straight to her brother's office and reports that the line needs immediate attention and for that she has already ordered Rearden Metal to be used for that line. Jim denounced her decisions and...
  • Anthem Essay Ayn Rand
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    Anthem Essay As one reads Ayn Rand's significant quotes from the story of anthem, there is always a main theme that is trying to escape, just as Prometheus escaped in her story. All three of the listed quotes work as a trio to sing that We; as society, works to defeat individuality. The quotes emphasize that we cannot survive without individualism and being alone brings out our unique personalities. It is true that all the quotes work as one, but at the same time they have their own individualis...
  • Ayn Rand Anthem Paper
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    When born into the world, you are sheltered and nourished. When the appropriate age is reached you begin your schooling. Once your education is complete you are employed and work with complete security in your trade. At forty years of age you retire and spend the rest of your days with your peers, with everything requested provided for you. That is as long as you learn at the same pace as everyone else. If you " re too bright you will be punished. And as long as you don't ask too many questions...
  • Lewis Therin Rand Day Man
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    {Book One of: THE WHEEL OF TIME} Title: The Eye of the World By: Robert Jordan Length: 782 pages The Below are the chapter names and following them will be a short summary of each chapter. Overall the book was excellently written the imagery that it portrayed was excellent although at times the character development was more then drawn out, but in this particular book it suited the plot and the fantasy theme that it tried to express to the readers. As you may read, the chapter reviews are very b...
  • Sciabarra Ayn Rand
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    Ayn Rand in Three Acts: Chris Sciabarra's Ayn Rand: the Russian Radical -- 1. Introduction -- Admirers of the philosophy of Ayn Rand have spent well over thirty years trying to introduce her viewpoint to mainstream academia. But up till now, most of the effort has been concentrated upon Anglo-American philosophy departments in the "analytic" tradition. What is unique about Chris Sciabarra's work is that he make a surprising attempt to explicate Rand's thought to thinkers within the very differen...
  • Ayn Rand Her Life And Philosophy
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    AYN RAND: HER LIFE AND PHILOSOPHY Ayn Rand was a novelist and philosopher who influenced many peoples way of thinking in very profound ways. She was born in Russia in 1905 and came to America at the age of twenty-one where she published her first novel, We The Living, in 1936. The Fountainhead was published in 1943 and brought Ayn Rand international fame. Although she considered herself primarily a fiction writer, she realized that in order to create heroic fictional characters, she had to ident...
  • Atlas Shrugged Quote Analysis
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    In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are at its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title. Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the appro...
  • A Happy Society Natural State
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    At first reading, Jean Rousseau's "The Social Contract" and Ayn Rand's "Anthem" seem to contain two different philosophies, including completely different views on how a society should be run. While one is free, another is bound by rules. However the goal of both social doctrines is the achievement of happiness. Both of these philosophies impose order on society. Rousseau's society views social order based on the natural inclination to find freedom. Anthem forces order on the society from the o...
  • Anthem By Ayn Rand
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    Anthem "We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great We. One, indivisible and forever." The book, Anthem by Ayn Rand, demonstrates the affects of a society which has adapted such views. The story is set in a primitive future that exploits oppression, communism, and preaches for the public good. Individualism had been completely lost and the word "I" is unknown. The protagonist is the first person who dared to be an individual. He tried to gain knowledge that had been de...
  • Anthem By Ayn Rand
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    Anthem by Ayn Rand The novel Anthem by Ayn Rand tells the story of Equality 7-2521, an individual living in a communal society devoid of human individuality. In a future where there is no love, no science, and everyone is equal and of one entity, one man defies the group to be his own person. ? I owe nothing to my brothers, nor do I gather debts from them. I ask none to live for me, nor do I live for any others. I cover no man? s soul, nor is my soul theirs to cover. ? (Rand 96) [Antimetabole]E...
  • Anthem By Ayn Rand
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    Imagine a world where the individual has been repressed to the point that the word? I? no longer exists. Now, as hellish as that sounds, imagine that you are the only one who has the capability to break free from the iron fists that are choking you and your brothers. This is the life of Equality 7-2521, the principal character and narrator of Ayn Rand? s Anthem. Anthem takes place in the dark ages of the future, in a totally collectivized world. This culture has regressed to conditions reminisce...
  • Ayn Rand Give Life People
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    Atlaas Shrugged Quote Analysis Atlaas Shrugged Quote Analysis Essay, Research Paper? In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are at its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title. Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not le...
  • Ayn Rand Her Life And Philosophy
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    AYN RAND: HER LIFE AND PHILOSOPHY Ayn Rand was a novelist and philosopher who influenced many people? s way of thinking in very profound ways. She was born in Russia in 1905 and came to America at the age of twenty-one where she published her first novel, We The Living, in 1936. The Fountainhead was published in 1943 and brought Ayn Rand international fame. Although she considered herself primarily a fiction writer, she realized that in order to create heroic fictional characters, she had to ide...