Randian Reflections

by Peter Saint-Andre

Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism is usually thought of as an excuse for capitalist greed and self-centered boorishness. Yet there is more to Rand's vision: a poetry, a presentation of human potential, an impassioned defense of individual freedom, a celebration of the sacred fire of creativity. There is much that is deeply good, much that is incorrigibly bad, and much that has been distorted and misunderstood by friend and foe alike.

Rand's positive vision is best captured by a line from The Fountainhead: joy and reason and meaning. That is the underlying theme of these essays, presented in variations that explore both the highest possibilities and the darkest dangers of Rand's ideas. Although only you can decide if her "philosophy for living on earth" can help you understand your own journey and find happiness in life, Randian Reflections provides a helpful map of the terrain in this strange world we call the philosophy of Ayn Rand.









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