Ayn Rand

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Noun1.Ayn Rand - United States writer (born in Russia) noted for her polemical novels and political conservativism (1905-1982)
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In his early career, for example, Ryan was wont to profess his admiration for icons of libertarian thought such as Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, and Ayn Rand --especially Rand.
One common breach is the practice, in anthologies intended for philosophy students, of including a critique of Ayn Rand without a corresponding text of hers to read.
20) Ayn Rand, "How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?
Ayn Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we'd pick up" the Huffington Post quoted Obama, as saying.
Description: In this inaugural lecture celebrating the launch of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights (ARC), in Washington, D.
Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged (Lexington, KY: Lexington Books, 2009); David Kelley, The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2000); Tibor Machan, Ayn Rand (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2000); Allan Gotthelf, On Ayn Rand (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Philosophers Series, 2000); Douglas Den Uyl, The Fountainhead (Toronto: Twayne, 1999); Leonard Peikoff, Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (New York: Meridian, 1993); Harry Binswanger, The Biological Basis of Teleological Concepts (Irvine, CA: Ayn Rand Institute Press, 1990); and Douglas Rasmussen and Douglas Den Uyl, eds.
Best known as a novelist, Ayn Rand was the founder of the philosophic school of Objectivism and an influential advocate of free market capitalism.
Ayn Rand wrote many non-fiction books and essays, as well, but no comprehensive theoretical presentation of her philosophy.
Ayn Rand Institute preaches objectivism, yet its senior writer neither was objective nor factual in her article regarding ``poor'' Robert Downey Jr.
Nick Gillespie's review of two recent Ayn Rand biographies ("Ready for Her Close-Up," December) was inspiring and encouraging to those of us who value Rand's ideas.
3) Such as at an author-meets-critics symposium on Smith's book sponsored by the Ayn Rand Society and held at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 29, 2006.
These views, the piece points out, seem to contradict the philosophy of his mentor, Ayn Rand, and his own statements of four decades ago.