Leonard Peikoff is universally recognized as the preeminent Rand scholar writing today. He worked closely with Ayn Rand for thirty years and was designated. This brilliantly conceived and organized book is Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s classic text on the abstract principles and practical applications of Objectivism. This brilliantly conceived and organized book is Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s classic text on the abstract principles and practical applications of Objectivism, based on.

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I will be re-reading this book and will start making my way through the rest of Ayn Peioff works. It is love of the good for being the good. This is evidence therefore of a profound illiberalism, as is the complete contempt for egalitarianism, which was an essential component of classical liberalism ab initio.

In peikkff projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. In this sense and respect, perceptual awareness is the arithmetic, but conceptual awareness is the algebra of cognition.

Existence exists, and only existence exists. I disagree with the fundamentals, but the book does exactly what you expect, and does it really well. And purity is extremely significant: Unfortunately, we don’t life in a comic book and there are nuances to our world and neither book provides any insight beyond bromides.

There is a gradual build up throughout each section of the book. Keeping that in mind, I would like to make a recommendation: This might make the philosophical spine of the work seem muddled to readers, especially those with limited exposure to philosophy.

They are obsessed with the imagined decline and humiliation of the large industrialist, placing modern transnational corporations into nostalgic relation with the robber barons.

The Philosophy of Objectivism

During her lifetime, Rand had made a statement that she would bequeath her manuscripts to the Library of Congress. But as long as his property is not expropriated and he remains unmolested physically, the damage he sustains is essentially spiritual, not physical; in such a case, the victim alone has the power and the responsibility of healing his wounds.


Peikoff supports laissez-faire capitalismarguing that the role of government in society should be limited to minarchist conceptions of protecting individuals from the initiation of force and fraud. One of the villains feared by Objectivism appears in the distinction between force and violence, wherein the latter is simply a species of the former–both are equally Evil: Second would probably be the collection of Branden’s early lecture course.

The Central Issuesbut I really don’t think Rand bots would be able to follow the essays since they are swayed by Ayn Rand’s simplistic arguments and that indicates they can’t handle the complexity of a real philosophy book. The solution to the crisis of our age is love, as everyone says. Learn more about Amazon Prime. We can dispense with all the nonsense we were taught. At no point does Objectivism engage with Locke, Montesquieu, or any other Enlightenment figures.

Objectivism advocates art that offers a positive view of Man and his power of volition.

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In addition, I’ll stand with Hume and Hume’s law, you can’t get ought from is. May 29, Mark rated it really liked it. But, today, if any one were to talk to me with a straight face about the concepts presented lelnard this book I would just burst out laughing, and would love to spar with them in debate. Please help improve it by replacing them with objectibism appropriate citations to reliable, independent, third-party sources.

Leonard Peikoff

Let those who attempt to invalidate concepts by declaring that they cannot find peikorf in men, try to invalidate algebra by declaring that they cannot find “a-ness” in 5 or in 5, AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. If you are a critic of Rand’s philosophy, step up to the plate and quit using straw man arguments: The only authoritative work on Ayn Rand’s system of thought.


What she has done is not think it through and she just reacts to the opposite to Marxist thought, Marxist would value the common good, she values the individual, never quite realizing that the opposite of something she hates doesn’t necessarily equate to a good thing. InPeikoff founded the Lbjectivism Rand Institute.

Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff

Given the choice between a rotten, enfeebled, despairing leoonard [Democrats], and a rotten, ever stronger, and ambitious killer [Republicans], it is immoral to vote for the latter, and equally immoral to refrain from voting at all because “both are bad. To save the world is the simplest thing in the world. What on Earth Am I Here for? Return to Book Page.

Nobody is born that way in her world and we are responsible for everything. They are a ripe subject for Archeologists.

But he did a more than adequate job of explaining this philosophy. Does he need a father who has no choice but to watch his son being broken in mind and starved in body? Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: View all 17 comments.

She really believed what she wrote in her books and that’s what goes into her philosophy.