A book without a single merit. The author fails to understand Ayn Rand's philosophy. Given that Ayn Rand's philosophy is difficult enough to fully understand, Sciabarra's book does... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ray Shelton
I found this book a very pleasant surprise, a serious and largely successful attempt to separate the philosophical system of Ayn Rand from her personality and from the cultishness... Read morePublished on April 7, 2003 by Todd I. Stark
In my opinion, the other reviewers have neglected to mention the chief virtue of this work: its recontextualization of Rand's thought. Read morePublished on May 15, 2001
"Little Ms. Rand
Took a bold stand,
By defining her morals and ways..."
For decades, philosophers have tried to dismiss the philosophy of Ayn Rand... Read more
Ayn Rand did not exist until this book was written.
Sciabarra has conjured a philosopher out of the unlikeliest of places - a cult hero, a writer of psychologically... Read more
Those reviewers who have noted that Mr. Sciabarra understands Rand better than Mr. Peikoff are not far off the mark. Read morePublished on January 14, 2000 by Greg Nyquist
Like any great artist, Ayn Rand has her share of people who are trying to leech off of her success. This book is a shining example of someone trying to cash in on her famous name. Read morePublished on December 23, 1999
Readers of this book will be interested to learn that the author, Chris Matthew Sciabarra, has gotten hold of Rand's original university transcripts and made them available in the... Read morePublished on October 16, 1999 by John S. Ryan