Ayn Rand on Kuro5hin

 Posted by on 17 September 2002 at 8:46 pm  Uncategorized
Sep 172002

The folks over at Kuro5hin are having a vigorous discussion of Ayn Rand. The article is summarized as:

Who was Ayn Rand? A Short Summary & Critique
By randinah
Tue Sep 17th, 2002 at 01:52:50 PM EST

Arguably one of the most notorious names in the philosophy community is that of Ayn Rand. Author of such well known books as Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead and the brains behind the Objectivist philosophy, Ayn Rand is an idol of individuality and freedom for the young and idealistic while being a scorned outcast of the philosophic community.

Who was Ayn Rand? What is objectivist philosophy? Does this philosophy hold water? In this article I will attempt to give an overview of the Objectivist philosophy and lay a starting ground with which one can base a balanced opinion on the thoughts of Ayn Rand.

Unfortunately the author’s summaries of Rand’s views aren’t always accurate, so I hope my fellow Objectivists pop by to correct the errors. I’ll probably post a comment or two tomorrow.

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