Understanding Objectivism

A Guide to Learning Ayn Rand's Philosophy
Author: Leonard Peikoff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101577339
Category: Philosophy
Page: 400
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Based on a series of lectures given in 1983 by Dr. Leonard Peikoff, Understanding Objectivism offers a deeper and more profound study of Ayn Rand's philosophy, and outlines a methodology of how to approach the study of Objectivism and apply its principles to one's life. For the legions of readers who treasure Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, and who savor cogent analysis and provocative discussion of Ayn Rand's thoughts and beliefs, Understanding Objectivism takes the stimulating study of Rand's philosophy to the next level.

Für den neuen Intellektuellen

Eine Streitschrift gegen die pseudointellektuellen Verführer in den Medien und Universitäten
Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783902639363
Page: 252
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Dieses Buch aus dem Jahre 1961 prasentiert die Hauptaussagen von Ayn Rands Philosophie fur alle, die eine integrierte Weltanschauung suchen." Der Titelessay analysiert die westliche Kultur, diskutiert die Ursachen ihres Verlaufs, ihres Niedergangs, ihres gegenwartigen Bankrotts und zeigt den Weg zu einer intellektuellen Renaissance auf."

Classic Writings on Instructional Technology

Author: Donald P. Ely,Tj Plomp
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563082306
Category: Education
Page: 257
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Selected for their influence on the field, their continued reference over the years, and the reputations of the authors, 17 seminal works on educational technology have been gathered together to form this valuable collection. These previously published articles have contributed to the conceptual underpinnings of the field and are widely used in educational technology courses. However, they are sometimes difficult to locate. This publication solves the problem, providing a single source for the works. Divided into four sections, Definition and Conceptual Background, Design and Development Functions, Delivery Options, and The Profession, the work also lists classic books in the field with annotations.

Ayn Rand Cult

Author: Jeff Walker
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812698193
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 350
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Despised by the intellectual establishment, Ayn Rand continues to attract many thousands of devoted followers. Her "Objectivist" movement preaches an uncompromising hard line on politics, art, sex, and psychological health. Though much has been written about Rand, The Ayn Rand Cult is the first book to explain the true origin of her ideas and to show how they were shaped into a new, atheistic religion. Jeff Walker shatters many myths about Rand, exposing Objectivism as a classic cult, unusual because of its overt emphasis on self-interest, rationality, and atheism, but typical of cults in its guru-worship, thought control, trial and excommunication of deviants, and hostility to existing society.

Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

Author: John R. Shook
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1843710374
Page: 2698
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The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers includes both academic and non-academic philosophers, anda large number of female and minority thinkers whose work has been neglected. It includes those intellectualsinvolved in the development of psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology, politicalscience, and several other fields, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy in thelate nineteenth century.Each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, abibliography of writings, and suggestions for further reading. While all the major post-Civil War philosophers arepresent, the most valuable feature of this dictionary is its coverage of a huge range of less well-known writers,including hundreds of presently obscure thinkers. In many cases, the Dictionary of Modern AmericanPhilosophers offers the first scholarly treatment of the life and work of certain writers. This book will be anindispensable reference work for scholars working on almost any aspect of modern American thought.

The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand

Truth and Toleration in Objectivism
Author: David Kelley
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412836333
Category: Philosophy
Page: 128
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Ayn Rand's philosophical novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged made her the most controversial author of her age. Her works have drawn millions of readers and continue to sell at a breathtaking pace. Their impact on American culture runs from libertarian politics to the self-esteem movement in psychology to the rugged individualism of Silicon Valley and the Internet. Rand also launched a movement of intellectuals committed to her philosophy of Objectivism. While it has grown dramatically since Rand's death in 1982, however, the Objectivist movement has also fractured into rival camps whose differences over doctrine and strategy are compounded by competition for leadership and bitter accusations of heresy. In Truth and Toleration, philosopher David Kelley analyzes the conflicts that led him to break ranks with orthodox Objectivists and create an independent branch of the movement. Originally published in 1990 as a manifesto, this work has been revised as an analysis of the principles of intellectual collaboration-the terms on which intellectuals and activists can work together in a common cause. Going beyond the immediate issues, Kelley discusses the nature of individual responsibility for the spread of ideas and for their historical consequences. He offers a new argument for toleration based on a non-relativistic theory of truth. He describes the nature of tribalism among intellectuals, showing how the troubled legacy of Ayn Rand has followed a pattern similar to the not-so-civil wars among followers of other original and charismatic thinkers such as Marx and Freud. In a postscript for the second edition, Kelley reviews the growth in Objectivist scholarship and the influence of Rand's ideas over the past decade. Truth and Toleration is an engaging introduction to the Objectivist movement, its core ideas, and its central fissures. At the same time, it offers a case study in the sociology of intellectual movements and a frank discussion of the issues that arise whenever thinkers leave their studies to promote their idea in the public realm. David Kelley is the executive director of the Objectivist Center. Educated at Princeton University, earlier in his career he taught philosophy at Brandeis University and Vassar College. He has written widely on the subject of libertarianism including The Evidence of the Senses; The Art of Reasoning; and is co-author of The Logical Structure of Objectivism.

Speech and Political Practice

Recovering the Place of Human Responsibility
Author: Murray Jardine
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791436868
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 207
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Argues that rebuilding ethical communities will require a cultural reorientation from visually dominated to oral/aural experience and develops a speech-based conception of moral place that can set limits on the actions of individuals and communities.

Beyond Objectivism and Relativism

Science, Hermeneutics, and Praxis
Author: Richard J. Bernstein
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812205502
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
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Drawing freely and expertly from Continental and analytic traditions, Richard Bernstein examines a number of debates and controversies exemplified in the works of Gadamer, Habermas, Rorty, and Arendt. He argues that a "new conversation" is emerging about human rationality—a new understanding that emphasizes its practical character and has important ramifications both for thought and action.

Social Knowledge in the Making

Author: Charles Camic,Neil Gross,Michèle Lamont
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226092100
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
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Over the past quarter century, researchers have successfully explored the inner workings of the physical and biological sciences using a variety of social and historical lenses. Inspired by these advances, the contributors to Social Knowledge in the Making turn their attention to the social sciences, broadly construed. The result is the first comprehensive effort to study and understand the day-to-day activities involved in the creation of social-scientific and related forms of knowledge about the social world. The essays collected here tackle a range of previously unexplored questions about the practices involved in the production, assessment, and use of diverse forms of social knowledge. A stellar cast of multidisciplinary scholars addresses topics such as the changing practices of historical research, anthropological data collection, library usage, peer review, and institutional review boards. Turning to the world beyond the academy, other essays focus on global banks, survey research organizations, and national security and economic policy makers. Social Knowledge in the Making is a landmark volume for a new field of inquiry, and the bold new research agenda it proposes will be welcomed in the social science, the humanities, and a broad range of nonacademic settings.

Values of Our Times

Contemporary Axiological Research in China
Author: Deshun Li
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642382592
Category: Philosophy
Page: 274
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Philosophers have gradually accepted axiology as one branch of philosophy. As a basic category belonging to axiology and philosophy, "value" is the general abstraction of concrete value formation in various fields including utility, ethics and appreciation of the beauty. The problem of value is essentially a problem of historical activities of practice in human society. The axiology based on the scientific practice view insists on the principle of unification between theory and practice, truth and value. In research of axiology, the relation between subjectivity and objectivity of values is a problem that must be solved in the first place. The modern conversation of value philosophy is the academic and practical demands of the value philosophy research in China. Value evaluation is an important part of the axiology. In order to deepen the research of value philosophy and to promote the development of current value philosophy, we must have scientific mode of thinking suitable for the nature of value. It is the base of value relation, the origin of value needs, the process of value creation and actualization and the fundamental way to proving ones value as a human being.​

Current Trends in Linguistic Theory

Publisher: Editorial UNED
ISBN: 8436263227
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 316
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Introducción a los últimos avances en los principales modelos lingüísticos actuales, es decir, la Gramática Generativa, la Gramática del Papel y la Referencia, la Lingüística Sistémico-Funcional y la Gramática Cognitiva. Libro especialmente diseñado para los alumnos de la asignatura Modelos Teóricos Descriptivos de la Lengua Inglesa de la Licenciatura de Filología Inglesa de la UNED.

After Multiculturalism

The Politics of Race and the Dialectics of Liberty
Author: John F. Welsh
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739151797
Category: Social Science
Page: 222
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After Multiculturalism: The Discourse on Race and the Dialectics of Liberty provides an individualistic critique of multiculturalist thought in social theory and public policy through a survey of the discourses on race by major individualist theorists. The ideas of Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard, Benjamin Tucker, Lysander Spooner, Max Stirner and contemporary libertarian scholars on race and racism are discussed to lay the foundation for the individualist critique of racism and multiculturalism.

The Work of Culture

Symbolic Transformation in Psychoanalysis and Anthropology
Author: Gananath Obeyesekere
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226615998
Category: Social Science
Page: 354
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"The Work of Culture is the product of two decades of field research by Sri Lanka's most distinguished anthropological interpreter, and its combination of textual analysis, ethnographic sensitivity, and methodological catholicity makes it something of a blockbuster."—Arjun Appadurai, Journal of Asian Studies

Crisis and Reflection

An Essay on Husserl's Crisis of the European Sciences
Author: J. Dodd
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402021755
Category: Philosophy
Page: 250
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In his last work, "Crisis of the European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology", Edmund Husserl formulated a radical new approach to phenomenological philosophy. Unlike his previous works, in the "Crisis" Husserl embedded this formulation in an ambitious reflection on the essence and value of the idea of rational thought and culture, a reflection that he considered to be an urgent necessity in light of the political, social, and intellectual crisis of the interwar period. In this book, James Dodd pursues an interpretation of Husserl's text that emphasizes the importance of the problem of the origin of philosophy, as well as advances the thesis that, for Husserl, the "crisis of reason" is not a contingent historical event, but a permanent feature of a life in reason generally.

Subjectivism and Objectivism in the History of Economic Thought

Author: Yagi Kiichiro,Yukihiro Ikeda
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136275177
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 200
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This book investigates the tensions between subjectivism and objectivism in the history of economics. The book looks at the works of Adam Smith, Carl Menger, Leon Walras, William Stanley Jevons, Oskar Morgenstern, Ludwig Mises, Piero Sraffa, and so on. The book highlights the diverse subjective and objective elements of their economic theories and suggests a reframing of methodology to better address the core problems of the theories. Contributors of the volume are leading members of the Japan Society of History of Economic Thought who have provided a comprehensive overview on the economics methodology and the related problems. Hence, this book will be of an invaluable asset to not only those who are interested in the history of economic thought, but also to scholars who are concerned with the methodological problems of economic science.

Science, Understanding, and Justice

The Philosophical Essays of Martin Eger
Author: Martin Eger
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780812694611
Category: Philosophy
Page: 538
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"A collection of essays by the late Professor Martin Eger applying the hermeneutic approach to issues of science, education, and ethics. Discusses how concepts of science are conveyed to the general public through popularizations, and includes exchanges b