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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Equality 7 2521
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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 reminiscen...
  • Ayn Rands Statement
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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
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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...

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