We the Living

Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101137666
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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The first literary work of one of the most influential philosophers and novelists of the twentieth century-available for the first time in trade paperback. Ayn Rand wrote of her first novel, We the Living, "It is as near to an autobiography as I will ever write. The plot is invented, the background is not...The specific events of Kira's life were not mine: her ideas, her convictions, her values, were and are." We the Living depicts the struggle of the individual against the state, and the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own happiness. It tells of a young woman's passionate love, held like a fortress against the corrupting evil of a totalitarian state. This classic novel is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the banners and slogans.

Essays on Ayn Rand's "We the Living"

Author: Robert Mayhew
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739106983
Category: History
Page: 369
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Ayn Rand's first novel, We the Living, offers an early form of the author's nascent philosophy—the philosophy Rand later called Objectivism. Robert Mayhew's collection of entirely new essays brings together pre-eminent scholars of Rand's writing. In part a history of We the Living, from its earliest drafts to the Italian film later based upon it, Mayhew's collection goes on to explore the enduring significance of Rand's first novel as a work both of philosophy and of literature.

The Unconquered

With Another, Earlier Adaptation of We the Living
Author: Ayn Rand
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137428759
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 384
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Ayn Rand was an American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system known as Objectivism. In the 1930s, Rand was asked to adapt her first novel, We the Living, for the theatre. We the Living is a story of life in post-revolutionary Russia and Rand's first statement against communism. It was not a commercial success when it was published, but has gone on to sell over 3 million copies. The first substantial fiction of Rand to appear in over twenty years, this important volume contains two never-before published versions of the play - the first and last versions (the latter entitled The Unconquered). With a preface that places the work in its historical and political context, an essay on the history of the theatrical adaptation by Jeff Britting, the curator of the Ayn Rand Archives, and two alternative endings, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in Rand's philosophy.

We, the Living

Author: Michael J. Schweitzer
Publisher: Manor House Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780973647754
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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We, The Living is the third and final book in The Unending War fantasy trilogy, following The Curse of Garnel Ironheart and The Ashes of Alladag.

Under Water

Author: Matt De la Peña
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423429666
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 360
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Überleben ist erst der Anfang Sonne, Meer und Mädchen in Bikinis - so schlimm wird der Ferienjob auf dem Luxuskreuzfahrtschiff schon nicht werden, denkt sich Shy. Aber dann erschüttert ein ungeheures Erdbeben Kalifornien und löst einen Tsunami aus ... Und das ist erst der Anfang ...

Essays on Ayn Rand's Anthem

Author: Robert Mayhew
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739110317
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 337
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The essays in this collection treat historical, literary, and philosophical topics related to Ayn Rand's Anthem, an anti-utopia fantasy set in the future. The first book-length study on Anthem, this collection covers subjects such as free will, political freedom, and the connection between freedom and individual thought and privacy.

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."

Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand

Author: Mimi Riesel Gladstein,Chris M. Sciabarra
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271030224
Category: Philosophy
Page: 480
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This landmark anthology is the first to engage critically the writings of Ayn Rand from feminist perspectives. The interdisciplinary feminist strategies of re-reading Rand range from the lightness of camp to the darkness of de Sade, from postandrogyny to poststructuralism. A highly charged dialogue on Rand's legacy provides the forum for a reexamination of feminism and its relationship to egoism, individualism, and capitalism. Rand's place in contemporary feminism is assessed through comparisons with other twentieth-century feminists, such as de Beauvoir, Wolf, Paglia, Eisler, and Gilligan. What results is as provocative in its implications for Rand's system as it is for feminism.

Teachings of the Living Prophets Student Manual

Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Publisher: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Page: N.A
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President James E. Faust (1920–2007) of the First Presidency explained the role of prophets and the need for the revelation they receive: “The prophets, seers, and revelators have had and still have the responsibility and privilege of receiving and declaring the word of God for the world. . . . “. . . These are the prophetic oracles who have tuned in over the centuries to the ‘celestial transmitting station,’ with a responsibility to relay the Lord’s word to others. . . . “This Church constantly needs the guidance of its head, the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This was well taught by President George Q. Cannon, [while serving in] the First Presidency: ‘We have the Bible, the Book of Mormon and the Book of Doctrine and Covenants; but all these books, without the living oracles and a constant stream of revelation from the Lord, would not lead any people into the Celestial Kingdom of God’ [Gospel Truth: Discourses and Writings of President George Q. Cannon, 2 vols., sel. Jerreld L. Newquist (1974), 1:323]. . . . “Revelation was required to establish this Church. Revelation has brought it from its humble beginnings to its present course. Revelation has come like flowing, living water. Continuing revelation will lead it forward to the windup scene. But as President [J. Reuben] Clark told us, we do not need more or different prophets. We need more people with ‘a listening ear’ (in Conference Report, Oct. 1948, 82)” (“Continuing Revelation,” Ensign, Aug. 1996, 2, 4, 6–7).

A History of Women Philosophers

Volume IV: Contemporary Women Philosophers, 1900-Today
Author: M.E. Waithe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792328087
Category: Social Science
Page: 471
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Like their predecessors, and like their male counterparts, most women philosophers of the 20th century have significant expertise in several specialities. Moreover, their work represents the gamut of 20th century philosophy's interests in moral pragmatism, logical positivism, philosophy of mathematics, of psychology, and of mind. Their writings include feminist philosophy, classical moral theory reevaluated in light of Kant, Mill, and the 19th century feminist and abolitionist movements, and issues in logic and perception. Included in the fourth volume of the series are discussions of L. Susan Stebbing, Edith Stein, Hedwig Conrad Martius, Simone de Beauvoir, Simone Weil, Mary Whiton Calkins, Gerda Walther, and others. While pre-20th century women philosophers were usually self-educated, those of the 20th century had greater access to academic preparation in philosophy. Yet, for all the advances made by women philosophers over two and a half millennia, the philosophers discussed in this volume were sometimes excluded from full participation in academic life, and sometimes denied full professional academic status.

Die Lebenden reparieren

Author: Maylis de Kerangal
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518740547
Category: Fiction
Page: 255
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Simon lebt, jedenfalls schlägt sein Herz noch. Doch die Ärzte stellen den klinischen Tod des Neunzehnjährigen fest. Simons Eltern müssen nun entscheiden, ob sie seine Organe zur Spende freigeben wollen, ob ein anderer mit Simons Organen weiterleben darf. In einer rasanten Folge von emotional aufwühlenden Szenen erzählt Die Lebenden reparieren von einem Tod mitten im Leben und der vielleicht schwersten Entscheidung, die Eltern treffen müssen. Ein spannender und bewegender Roman, der erschüttert und zugleich tröstet. »Ein Roman, der buchstäblich unter die Haut geht.« Wolfgang Schneider, Deutschlandradio Kultur »Ein spannender, anrührender, ein wichtiger Roman.« Niklas Bender, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung »So also ist gloriose Literatur. Kein Journalismus, kein Film käme auch nur in die Nähe jener Zone, in der sie sich bewegt ...« Peter Praschl, Die Welt

Ayn Rand Explained

From Tyranny to Tea Party
Author: Ronald E. Merrill,Marsha Familaro Enright
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 0812697987
Category: Philosophy
Page: 225
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Scorned by the established critics, Rand wrote brilliant popular novels that have become permanent best sellers and founded an comprehensive philosophical and cultural movement which is shaking the foundations of the post-New Deal American political order. Merrill examines her espousal and then rejection of Nietzschean philosophy; her dismissal of religious faith; and her influence on-- and yet hostility to-- both conservatism and libertarianism.

The Holy Way

Author: Cathryn Lucille Easley
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 142696286X
Category: Religion
Page: 216
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In 1985, author Cathryn Lucille Easley experienced the anointing of the sick, laying on of hands by a ordained priest, Father Al Dawe. Then the priest said we are going to meditate. Through meditation the Mediator Jesus Christ revealed Himself and her future through a vision, years later edified by a dream from God the Father, who also reveals Himself. This book also contains pictures of people that live in heaven on earth. What she heard shocked her. Easley had been living a life of sin and had spent time in jail for her transgressions. She began reading the Bible, and her life began to turn around. In The Holy Way, Easley narrates her profound conversion, which includes a vision from Jesus Christ and a dream from God the Father. Citing an array of scriptural examples, Easley covers a wide variety of topics related to spiritual life: purgatory, prayer, the Virgin Mary, the Holy Spirit, crucifixion, forgiveness, the sacraments, and creation. She includes a thorough discussion of the idea of heaven on earth and the second coming of Jesus Christ.

1 and 2 Thessalonians

A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary
Author: Ben Witherington
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802828361
Category: Religion
Page: 286
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Paul's two letters to the Thessalonians stand as some of the very earliest Christian documents, yet they appear well into Paul's missionary career, giving them a unique context well worth exploring. In this first full-scale socio-rhetorical commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Ben Witherington gleans fresh insight from reading Paul's text in the light of rhetorical concerns and patterns, early Jewish theology, and the first-century historical situation in Macedonia. Witherington's distinctive socio-rhetorical approach helps unearth insights that would otherwise remain hidden using only form criticism, epistolary categories, and traditional criticism. Witherington details Thessalonica's place as the "metropolis" of Macedonia, and he carefully unpacks the social situation of Paul and his recipients. Scholars will appreciate the careful analysis and rhetorical insights contained here, while Witherington's clear prose and sensitivity to Paul's ideas make this work ideal for all who desire a useful, readable commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians.

Ayn Rand

The Russian Radical
Author: Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271063742
Category: Political Science
Page: 544
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Author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand (1905–1982) is one of the most widely read philosophers of the twentieth century. Yet, despite the sale of over thirty million copies of her works, there have been few serious scholarly examinations of her thought. Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical provides a comprehensive analysis of the intellectual roots and philosophy of this controversial thinker. It has been nearly twenty years since the original publication of Chris Sciabarra’s Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical. Those years have witnessed an explosive increase in Rand sightings across the social landscape: in books on philosophy, politics, and culture; in film and literature; and in contemporary American politics, from the rise of the Tea Party to recent presidential campaigns. During this time Sciabarra continued to work toward the reclamation of the dialectical method in the service of a radical libertarian politics, culminating in his book Total Freedom: Toward a Dialectical Libertarianism (Penn State, 2000). In this new edition of Ayn Rand, Chris Sciabarra adds two chapters that present in-depth analysis of the most complete transcripts to date documenting Rand’s education at Petrograd State University. A new preface places the book in the context of Sciabarra’s own research and the recent expansion of interest in Rand’s philosophy. Finally, this edition includes a postscript that answers a recent critic of Sciabarra’s historical work on Rand. Shoshana Milgram, Rand’s biographer, has tried to cast doubt on Rand’s own recollections of having studied with the famous Russian philosopher N. O. Lossky. Sciabarra shows that Milgram’s analysis fails to cast doubt on Rand’s recollections—or on Sciabarra’s historical thesis.

To Tell the Mystery

Essays on New Testament Eschatology in Honor of Robert H. Gundry
Author: Thomas E. Schmidt,Moises Silva
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567441474
Category: Religion
Page: 266
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The eschatology at the core of the New Testament has been one of the scholarly interests of Robert Gundry, of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. In this Festschrift for Gundry, twelve contributors, (representing scholarship from several countries, several traditions, and several generations), examine eschatological themes in Matthew (Birger Gerhardsson and Donald Hagner), the Synoptic Gospels I (vol 1.) Howard Marshall) 2 Corinthians (Jan Lambrecht), Galatians (Moises Silva), 1 Corinthians (Judith Gundry-Volf), Colossians (James D. G. Dunn), 2 Thessalonians (Gordon D. Fee), 1 John (D. A. Carson), Revelation (Thomas E. Schmidt), and the New Testament in general (Michael Goulder and J. Ramsey Michaels).

Essays on Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead

Author: Robert Mayhew
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739115787
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 349
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In this unique study of The Fountainhead, Dr. Robert Mayhew brings together historical, literary, and philosophical essays that analyze the novel's style, its use of humor, and its virtues of productivity, independence, and integrity. The essays make extensive use of previously unpublished material from the Ayn Rand Archives, offering a new collection of material to explore and consider.

Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

Author: Robert Mayhew
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739127797
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 516
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This is the first scholarly study of Atlas Shrugged, covering in detail the historical, literary, and philosophical aspects of Ayn Rand's magnum opus. Topics explored in depth include the history behind the novel's creation, publication, and reception; its nature as a romantic novel; and its presentation of a radical new philosophy.