Philosophy: Who Needs It

By Ayn Rand
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10.82 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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Who needs philosophy? Ayn Rand’s answer: Everyone. This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics. According to Ayn Rand, the choice we make is not whether to have a philosophy but which one to have: a rational, conscious, and therefore practical one, or a contradictory, unidentified, and ultimately lethal one. Written with all the clarity and eloquence that have placed Ayn Rand’s objectivist philosophy in the mainstream of American thought, these essays range over such basic issues as education, morality, censorship, and inflation to prove that philosophy is the fundamental force in all our lives.

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Who needs philosophy? Ayn Rand’s answer: Everyone.

This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics. According to Ayn Rand, the choice we make is not whether to have a philosophy but which one to have: a rational, conscious, and therefore practical one, or a contradictory, unidentified, and ultimately lethal one.

Written with all the clarity and eloquence that have placed Ayn Rand’s objectivist philosophy in the mainstream of American thought, these essays range over such basic issues as education, morality, censorship, and inflation to prove that philosophy is the fundamental force in all our lives.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ayn Rand’s writings have altered and shaped the lives of millions. This selection of essays is an example of her best.” Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve 
“Although this omnibus volume…is written for an audience of believers, readers unfamiliar with [Rand’s] novels might find it a useful starting point.” Publishers Weekly
“For those who want to understand the philosophic implications of our era, this collection by Ayn Rand is an excellent place to begin.” Richmond News-Leader
“Her essays are lively, spirited, and challenging.” Best Sellers

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Author Bio: Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand (1905–1982) was born in Russia, graduated from the University of Leningrad, and came to the United States in 1926. She published her first novel in 1936. With the publication of The Fountainhead in 1943, she achieved a spectacular and enduring success, and her unique philosophy, Objectivism, gained a worldwide following.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 10.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English