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- Publication date : December 1, 1993
- Print length : 516 pages
- File size : 912 KB
- Publisher : Plume; Reprint edition (December 1, 1993)
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- Language: : English
- ASIN : B002OSXDB4
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This book should be read by anyone interested in philosophy (which is hopefully a wide as audience as possible). Even for those who don't agree with her, this book will present her actual ideas, which is very rare when her name is brought up in discussions. Read it for yourself and make your own conclusions about her ideas and where she may have erred.
For those familiar with her ideas, this book will reaffirm the importance of ideas in life and will display her truly unique intellect.
It is simply impossible to come away from this book without having learned anything. It is written as a philosophical treatise, but is very readable and thought provoking. Leonard Peikoff is Ayn Rand's chosen heir and the most qualified person and he undoubtedly lived up to his reputation.
Not the case.
The explanations are very accessible and Peikoff makes a good case for Objectivism. If you're curious about Ayn Rand, but don't want to take the time to read her books, this is a very nice intro/summary.
This book is not written by her but provides a good summary of her philosophy/ideas and is a great introduction to Objectivism. I recommend reading this book AFTER reading Atlas Shrugged and then at least least one of her non-fiction works (Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, Virtue of Selfishness, For the New Intellectual). Otherwise, some of the concepts discussed in this book will seem confusing.
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Her philosophy is right, you can’t be happy if you are not productive and doing the best you can for your level of ability.
I can’t wait to finish reading it and will reread it again within a few months. There’s too many gems I’ve probably missed on the 1st reading.