• Social Miss Rand
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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...
  • Rand
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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...
  • Aristotle And Ayn Rand
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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...
  • Novels Of Ayn Rand
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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. The Rosenbaum's lived quite comfortably under the czar. (Baker pg. 1 1987). Beneath their large apartment wasFronz Rosenbaum's chemis...
  • Novel By Ayn Rand
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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...
  • Ayn Rand's Philosophical Revolution Of Individualistic Power
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    Ayn Rand's 'The Fountainhead " Imagine power as a form of free flowing energy, a source found within every one and for each individual. Assume that to gain power, one has to tap of immense proportions and relish upon the rich harvest to their hearts desires. Consequently, when there is such a dealing of concentrated materials, nature takes charge and similarly to other physical abstracts, rendering this package lethal, with the potential for untold destruction. In other words, power in the wrong...
  • Quote By 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...
  • Rand's Own Beliefs And Her Philosophy
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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,...
  • Day A 0 Rand And Mat
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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 As Expositor Of Rand's Thought
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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...
  • 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 den...
  • Ayn Rand
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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 iden...
  • Internet Mail
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    The History of The Internet Imagine talking about the latest elections with someone three thousand miles away without receiving a tremendous phone bill. Or sending a letter to a friend or relative and having it arrive one second later. How would it feel to know that any source of information is at your fingertips at the press of a button? All of these are possible and more with a system of networks all connected and sending information at light speed from place to place known as the Internet. Th...
  • Nodes In The Network
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    The Evolution of the Internet So you believe Al Gore created the Internet? Well that's not possible, because I did. Yes, it's true, a few years ago I was sitting in my basement with nothing to do and suddenly the idea came to me: why not create an inter-connected network of networks that will allow users to send mail instantly, download copyrighted songs, and order pizza, all from the comfort of their own living room? OK, so maybe I didn't exactly invent the Internet, but neither did Al Gore. So...
  • Editors And Journalists In The Media
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    The Media's Role in Informing the Public We do not often print everything we know, reveals David Lawrence, publisher of the Miami Herald (qtd. in Valente 4). There is a contrast between printing everything that is known, selecting information to disregard, and presenting information that is simply false. This difference has an impact on society. Media personnel representing a major bias also have an affect on facts that are being analyzed by the masses. Thus, accuracy in journalism is important ...
  • Descartes View On The Existence Of God
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    Upon cursory examination, one might assume that Rene Descartes is a non-believer in the existence of a heavenly being, a God that presides over humans and gives us faith. However, this is simply not the case Descartes is simply trying to destroy all of the uncertainties that have come about by the attempted scientific explanations of such a supreme being. For Rene Descartes and all of the other believers in the world, the existence of God provides a convenient answer to unexplained questions, wh...
  • Freedom As Prometheus
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    Prometheus says that "to be free, a man must be free of his brothers". By reference to the story, explain what Prometheus means by freedom and why he values it. In what significant ways is freedom non-existent in the society from which he escapes - and what are the consequences of that lack of freedom? In Ayn Rand's Anthem, Prometheus says that "to be free, a man must be free of his brothers". Freedom is a concept totally forbidden in the society in Anthem. Prometheus is given consequences for a...
  • Chartered O The Internet Activities Board Name
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    ... censors (IMP's), and today are generally referred to as routers. June Lawrence Roberts publishes the first design paper on ARPANET entitled Multiple Computer Networks and Inter computer Communication at ACM's Gatlinburg conference. 1968 o The first WAN to use packet switching is tested at the National Research Laboratory (NRL) in Great Britain. o The final standard for ASCII is published. (An earlier version that included only upper-case letters was released in 1961.) April Joseph Lick lider...
  • Number Of Personal Computers In Use
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    Overview Nothing epitomizes modern life better than the computer. For better or worse, computers have infiltrated every aspect of our society. Today computers do much more than simply compute: supermarket scanners calculate our grocery bill while keeping store inventory; computerized telephone switching centers play traffic cop to millions of calls and keep lines of communication untangled; and automatic teller machines (ATM) let us conduct banking transactions from virtually anywhere in the wor...
  • Book Anthem
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    The book Anthem was written by Ayn Rand and was first published by Signet in 1961. The book was about a boy and a girl trying to find themselves. They do not follow the rules. They do the opposite of what they are supposed to do. Eventually they discover the word I, and live happily ever after. Anthem takes place in a city that is moving backwards instead of forwards. Everybody is born in the Home of Infants and dies in the Home of the Useless. Equality 7-2521 was not like his brothers. Equality...
  • Foreign Exchange Dollar Falls Vs Yen
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    Foreign Exchange Dollar Falls vs. Yen, Stays Flat vs. Others As Traders Await Fed Move, Japan Data By Jennifer M. Barrett 03/21/2000 The Wall Street Journal (Copyright (c) 2000, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.) NEW YORK - The dollar retreated against the yen but barely budged against major European currencies in thin trading ahead of the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee meeting today. With Tokyo closed for the Vernal Equinox holiday and traders awaiting today's Fed meeting and the release of ne...
  • Major Rivers Of South Africa
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    South Africa is the southernmost part of the continent of Africa. It is one of the earth's oldest and stable landmasses. This is why there are no folded mountain ranges. The only mountain ranges that are similar to that kind of range, would be those in the southern tip. The rest of the country has been slightly pitted so that interior lakes like the Okavango Delta have no outlet to the sea. Most of the country is at an elevation of 3,000 to 6,500 feet above sea level. South Africa lies north of ...
  • Your Basic Good And Evil
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    Setting: The setting of this story is a fantasy world, with your basic medieval background. It has magic, swordplay, large-scale armies on grassy plains, and a touch of technology. There is the big evil power off to the north somewhere that will apparently figure into the series five books down the road, and various evil creatures that battle the good guys. The big good power cant interfere, so it lets the meager humans handle things. Men and women are each clearly defined, with each sex even ha...
  • City Of The Aes Sedai
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    The Eye of the World is the first book of the "The Wheel of Time" series which is already on its tenth book. Robert Jordan has followed the footsteps of J.R.R. Tolkien. Here he dominated the magical world that Tolkien had revealed in his "Lord of the Rings". For us to understand this book clearly, an introduction is needed. It says that the so-called wheel of time is a wheel that rotates as time passes. Because of this wheel, ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Sometimes legen...
  • Exchange Between Howard Roark And Peter Keating
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    The Meaning of The Fountainhead Through Quotes Literature is often a key factor in understanding the meanings of certain philosophies. If philosophy were not explained to great extent in certain works of literature, man would have no means of understanding the crucial, insightful messages behind philosophy. One such philosophy, objectivism, is represented exceptionally in Ayn Rand's novel, The Fountainhead. The compelling dialogue between the characters of the book allows one to uncover Ayn Rand...
  • First Sign Of Emotions
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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...
  • Information Systems From Cyber Attack
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    It's 8 a. m., morning rush hour in New York. People and cars move slowly and somewhat irritably toward the city. Suddenly, the power goes down and traffic lights cease working. Everything comes to a complete stop. Meanwhile, half way around the country, the water system malfunctions in Detroit. Then, in Dallas, air traffic becomes dangerously chaotic as guidance systems go offline. It seems like a series of unconnected events. But information security experts say it could also be the sign of a t...
  • D Fens
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    People in America today seem to be only concerned with them. They are always looking out for number one. That is a saying that has been taught to us for years. Along with another popular precept: you can't please everyone all of the time. These are just a couple of examples of how Americans are taught to be selfish. Sure, mom and dad always teach generosity to their young children, but in this society, those lessons diminish with age. We learn that life isn't always fair and people don't always ...
  • Deductible For Tax Purposes In The Year
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    An Analysis of The Term Actually Incurred In Section 11 (a) of Income Tax Action Act No 58 of 1962 A TECHNICAL REPORT TO BE PRESENTED TOTHE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OFTHE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BATCHELOR OF COMMERCE (HONOURS) DEGREE IN TAXATIONBYPETER CRAWFORD STUDENT NO. CRW PET 005 APRIL 1996 I certify that the report is my own work and all references used, are accurately recorded. 1. SYNOPSIS Generally Accepted Accounting Practice includes statement...
  • Four Nodes In The Arpanet Network
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    A Brief History of the Internet Within our society there has been a revolution, one that rivals that of the Industrial Revolution. The Technological Revolution. At the head of this revolution is the Internet. A place full of information, adventure, and even for some, romance. In our society today everyone has heard of this technological wonder, and many use it on a daily basis, but for some the question still remains... What is the Internet, and where did it come from? Some thirty years ago, the...
  • Adam And Eve And Prometheus And Gaea
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    Anthem is a story of man's struggle to be free and to fight the masses of conformity. It tells of human nature and the want to gain all the knowledge that one could possibly attain. Man loses his safe haven and his security when he lets this lust for knowledge overpower him and lets it be seen by others. He becomes vulnerable Like Johann Faust, Prometheus sells his life for wisdom. Unlike Faust, however, Prometheus is expelled from his society but gains his freedom of individuality and his freed...
  • Ayn Rands Theory Of Objectivism
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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...
  • Computer Users On The Internet
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    The internet offers a huge wealth of information both good and bad, unfortunately the vary nature of the internet makes policing this new domain practically impossible. The internet began as a small university network in the United States and has blossomed into a vast telecommunications network spanning the globe. Today the internet is ruled by no governing body and it is an open society for ideas to be developed and shared in. Unfortunately every society has its seedy underside and the internet...
  • Detectives In The Preliminary Criminal Investigation
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    A detective is a police officer, whose duty is to detect criminals, by in-depth investigation of cases. When attempting to solve a crime, detectives conduct a criminal investigation that seeks all the facts about a crime to help determine the truth: what happened and who is responsible. This involves making a preliminary and final investigation. A detective's task is to gather, organize, and use information about social behavior. To effectively complete that task a detective should possess certa...
  • Responsibility For His Own Life And Happiness
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    Psychological Egoism: Every Person Is Oriented Towards His (or her) Own Welfare, and The Object of Every One of His Voluntary Actions Is Some Good To HimselfJanan SavageEthicsDue 4/7/97 Psychological egoism is a reflex that every person has to orient themselves toward their own welfare. Through this, it follows that every one of his (or her) voluntary actions is some good to himself. If someone gives away the last piece of bread to someone else, it is because they want to look like abetter perso...
  • Self Interested Instinct
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    In Defense of Instinct - Hobbesian egoism 1. What is Hobbesian egoism First, let me explain what I mean by Hobbesian egoism. Egoism is of course the view that the only thing we ought to do is serve our own self-interest. Hobbesian indicates what is regarded to be in our interests: physical survival, material comforts, abundant sexual gratification, etc. Hobbesian egoism may be profitably contrasted with the egoism of Aristotle or Rand, which hold that what constitutes our self-interest is much r...
  • Hook's In Defense Of Voluntary Euthanasia
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    Euthanasia is the act of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness, as by lethal injection or the suspension of extraordinary medical treatment. This is a topic with many opinions and much controversy as to whether or not it should be a legal practice. I have never known anyone close to me with an incurable disease, but if a loved one or I were diagnosed, I would like the option to end the suffering to be available. Therefore, I am pro euthanasia, and furthermore, pro in...
  • Greenspan's Early Years At The Federal Reserve
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    Congress established the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, in 1913 to provide the country with a more secure, more flexible, and more stable monetary and financial system. Presently, the Federal Reserve's duties fall into four general areas: (1) conducting the nation's monetary policy; 2) supervising and regulating banking institutions and protecting the credit rights of consumers; (3) maintaining the stability of the financial system; and (4) providing certain financial se...
  • Greenspan Fed
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    Alan Greenspan Alan Greenspan, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, has always fascinated the financial community. Whatever he says can make or break the markets. He is a highly educated economist with many years of experience. People seek for his advice and obey his judgments. His proclamations are repeated and expounded upon. Greenspan is loved, feared, and never ever questioned. As a result of being a strong chairman of the Fed, he has made a difference the U.S. economy through his way of dea...
  • Casual Contact Between Equality And Liberty
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    In order to fully understand Ayn Rand's philosophy it is necessary to place her in a historical perspective. Ayn Rand was born on February 2, 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her father was a successful pharmacist while her mother was involved in the theater. They would be considered members of the intellectual class. In 1917, the Russian Revolution broke out and her father's business was seized by the Bolsheviks. The family relocated to the Crimean Peninsula. In 1926 she traveled alone to the Un...