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Understanding Objectivism: A Guide to Learning Ayn Rand's Philosophy Paperback – March 6, 2012
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The book begins with several Objectivist student demonstrations which Dr Peikoff then elaborates on their errors and proper understandings. He then goes into much greater technical details of Objectivist epistemology which may not be of interest to those who don't consider them as interesting as Ayn Rand's Objectivist fiction and her artistic expressions of romantic realism. But his technical details are of great value to anyone who's interested in the so called mechanics of Objectivist epistemology, psychology, politics, economics, and aesthetics.
Dr Peikoff not only corrects the common errors of many Objectivist students, Ayn Rand admirers and adversaries, academics, and just palin casual observers, he also includes himself in several examples. He points out how his extended conversations with Ayn Rand herself helped him unlearn many of his own misconceptions and acheive a much clearer level of rational thought. I'll continue to re-read this book along with Ayn Rand's Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology which it extrapolates on.
The material covered include: The role of philosophy, life as the standard of value, honesty, importance of principles, force and rights, the hierarchy of Objectivism, Objectivism versus the intrinsic and subjective, rationalism, rationalism and empiricism, Objectivism versus rationalism and empiricism, emotions and moral judgment and intellectual honesy.
In conclusion, this book is a must read if you truly desire to understand Ayn Rand's Objectivism.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Never Trust a Politician: A critical review of politics and politicians)
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Objectivism is the only philosophy based on the recognition that existence exists, and man must conform to existence to achieve his values (ie his happiness). Read morePublished 15 days ago by christopher m mathews
Pretty hard core philosophy, not intended for readers with no formal background in philosophy. But for those who do, it's provides a deep understanding of Objectivism, and why the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Arthur Williams
I think attending the lectures would have been far more engaging. Reading this (basically edited lecture transcriptions) just left me feeling stuporous at times. Read morePublished 22 months ago by sdgolf
This is an advanced work in Objectivism.
It contains several topics unovered fully by OPAR. It is a further step in understanding the philosophy more fully.
Must read if you are an Ayn Rand fan. Talks about how to actually apply objectivism and also corrects common mistakes that people make when they try to understand objectivism.Published on August 13, 2013 by Pen Name
The book is worth reading if one is interested in exploring the bizarre world of Ayn Rand. She and her like-minded compatriots such as Plato and Nietzsche hold out their egocentric... Read morePublished on July 27, 2013 by Douglas D. Patterson
I was excited to read this book because it seemed to be one of the books Ayn Rand followers should have. Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by christopher