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Objectivism in One Lesson: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ayn Rand

Objectivism in One Lesson: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ayn Rand

by Andrew Bernstein
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For the millions of readers who love Ayn Rand's novels and who seek to understand her revolutionary philosophy of Objectivism, there has not been available a simple and concise introduction to her thought. Objectivism in One Lesson is that book. In layman's terms, using vivid examples, Andrew Bernstein clearly explains the brilliant ideas that animate the conflict and characters of Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged. This is the definitive introductory text to the rational philosophy that will transform the world.

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ISBN-13: 9780761843597
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication date: 09/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Andrew Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. His book, The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire was published by University Press of America in 2005. Andrew Bernstein is also the author of the Cliff Notes for Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged. Additional essays and information about Dr. Bernstein can be found at his website:

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Why Philosophy?
Chapter 3 Values as the Meaning of Life
Chapter 4 Egoism vs. Cynical Exploitativeness
Chapter 5 Rationality as the Fundamental Means of Achieving Values: The First Semester of the Lesson
Chapter 6 The Universe as and Intelligible Natural System
Chapter 7 Objectivity as the Method of Rational Cognition
Chapter 8 Man the Hero
Chapter 9 The Nature of the Good
Chapter 10 Virtue as a Requirement of Survival
Chapter 11 The Moral and the Practical
Chapter 12 Individual Rights as a Necessity of Human Life
Chapter 13 Capitalism as the System Embodying Rational Philosophical Principles
Epilogue: The Lesson of Objectivism Re-Stated

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