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100 1  Gotthelf, Allan 
245 12 A Companion to Ayn Rand 
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490 1  Blackwell Companions to Philosophy Ser 
505 0  Intro -- A Companion to Ayn Rand -- Contents -- Notes on 
       Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- A Note on Abbreviations
       and References -- Part I Context -- 1 An Introduction to 
       the Study of Ayn Rand -- Taking Rand Seriously -- Some 
       Challenging Features of Rand's Ideas and Writings -- 
       Rand's Works and Related Sources -- Organization of the 
       Companion -- Notes -- References -- 2 The Life of Ayn Rand
       : Writing, Reading, and Related Life Events -- Leaving 
       Russia (1905-1926) -- Early Career as an American Writer 
       (1926-1936) -- The Fountainhead : The Creation of Her 
       First Ideal Man (1936-1943) -- Atlas Shrugged: The Mind on
       Strike (1943-1957) -- Objectivism: A Philosophy for Living
       on Earth (1957-1982) -- Appendix: Concerning Biographical 
       Sources -- Notes -- References -- Part II Ethics and Human
       Nature -- 3 The Act of Valuing (and the Objectivity of 
       Values) -- Living and Valuing in The Little Street and We 
       the Living -- The Fountainhead on the Activity of Valuing 
       -- The Fountainhead on Work as the Meaning of Life -- The 
       Choice to Live and the Objectivity of Values in Atlas 
       Shrugged and Later Works -- Acknowledgment -- Notes -- 
       References -- 4 The Morality of Life -- A New Concept of 
       Morality -- Why Man Needs a Code of Values -- Man's Life 
       as the Standard of Value -- The Value of Reason and the 
       Virtue of Rationality -- Purpose and Productiveness -- 
       Self‐Esteem and Pride -- The Range of Life‐Sustaining 
       Values -- The Selfishness of Virtue -- Independence, 
       Integrity, Honesty, and Justice as Aspects of Rationality 
       -- Morality and Heroism -- Notes -- References -- 5 A 
       Being of Self‐Made Soul -- Free Will -- The Primary 
       Choice and an Individual's Social Environment -- Reason 
       and Emotion -- Self‐Esteem -- Sense of Life -- 
       Psycho‐Epistemology -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgment -- 
       Notes -- References -- 6 Egoism and Altruism: Selfishness 
       and Sacrifice 
505 8  Situating Rand's Egoism -- Altruism: The Morality of 
       Self‐Sacrifice -- Rand's Objections to Altruism -- Rand's
       Reclamation of "Selfishness" -- Acknowledgment -- Notes --
       References -- Part III Society -- 7 "A Human Society": 
       Rand's Social Philosophy -- The Trader Principle and 
       Benevolence -- Man as an End in Himself -- The Question of
       Conflicts of Interest -- Individual Rights -- A "Society 
       of Traders" -- Notes -- References -- 8 Political Theory: 
       A Radical for Capitalism -- The Nature and Need of 
       Government -- Proper Functions of Government -- Capitalism
       and Property -- Intellectual Property -- Conclusion -- 
       Notes -- References -- 9 Objective Law -- Rand's 
       Condemnation of Non‐Objective Law -- The Nature and Need 
       of Objective Law -- Rand vis‐à‐vis Traditional Debates -
       - Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- References -- 
       10 "A Free Mind and a Free Market Are Corollaries": Rand's
       Philosophical Perspective on Capitalism -- Preliminaries: 
       Knowledge, Values, and Man's Life -- The Free Market: Rule
       by Producers -- Statist Economies: The Destruction of 
       Producers -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- 
       References -- Part IV The Foundations of Objectivism -- 11
       Objectivist Metaphysics: The Primacy of Existence -- The 
       Axioms of Existence and Identity -- The Epistemological 
       Basis and Function of the Axioms -- Entities -- Causality 
       -- Consciousness -- The Primacy of Existence -- Free Will 
       -- The Distinction Between the Metaphysically Given and 
       the Man‐Made -- Objectivity as Respect for the Primacy of
       Existence -- Notes -- References -- 12 The Objectivist 
       Epistemology -- The Earlier Advocates of Reason: Rand and 
       the Enlightenment -- Consciousness and Sense Perception --
       The Process of Concept‐Formation -- The Objectivity of 
       Conceptual Knowledge -- Definitions and the Objectivity of
       Essences -- Standards of Conceptualization -- 
       Acknowledgments -- Notes 
505 8  References -- Part V Philosophers and Their Effects -- 13 
       "Who Sets the Tone for a Culture?": Ayn Rand's Approach to
       the History of Philosophy -- Ayn Rand's Approach to the 
       History of Philosophy -- Lessons from History -- Ayn Rand 
       on Kant and Aristotle -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- 
       References -- 14 Ayn Rand's Evolving View of Friedrich 
       Nietzsche -- Notes -- References -- 15 A Philosopher on 
       Her Times: Ayn Rand's Political and Cultural Commentary --
       Early Individualist and Anti‐Communist Writing and 
       Activism (1936-1946) -- "An Age of Moral Crisis": 1959-
       1961 Pieces on the State of the Culture -- "Choose Your 
       Issues": The Menaces of Antitrust and Censorship -- "The 
       Last Ideological Administration": Kennedy's Presidency and
       the 1964 Election -- Pragmatist Politics: The Johnson and 
       Nixon Administrations and the Mixed Economy -- Foreign 
       Policy: The "Cold War," Vietnam, and the Draft -- Racism, 
       Sexism, and The Civil Rights and Women's Liberation 
       Movements -- Civil Disobedience and the Rise of Political 
       Violence -- The Intellectual Establishment and its 
       Products -- The Envious New Left: Environmentalism, 
       Egalitarianism, and the 1972 Election -- The Libertarian 
       Movement -- The Religious Right and the Right to Abortion 
       -- The American Sense of Life -- Notes -- References -- 
       Part VI Art -- 16 The Objectivist Esthetics: Art and the 
       Needs of a Conceptual Consciousness -- Art as the Voice of
       Philosophy -- Art's Function -- The Definition of Art -- 
       Two Special Cases: Architecture and Music -- The Esthetic 
       Response -- Esthetic Judgment -- Romanticism -- Notes -- 
       References -- 17 Rand's Literary Romanticism -- 
       Romanticism, Classicism, and Naturalism -- Plot and the 
       Projection of Values -- Romantic Characterization -- Plot 
       and Theme -- The Projection of a Self‐Made Soul -- 
       Romantic Art as a Product of Imagination -- The 
       Objectivity of the Romantic Method 
505 8  Acknowledgment -- Notes -- References -- Coda -- 18 
       Hallmarks of Objectivism: The Benevolent Universe Premise 
       and The Heroic View of Man -- Notes -- References -- 
       Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Quasi‐Primary 
       Sources -- Index -- EULA 
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