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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Discovering Ayn Rand: Modern Essays on Her Life and Ideas

Discovering Ayn Rand is a collection of essays discussing her ideas and influence.

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So many of today’s most important writers for liberty were first inspired by Ayn Rand. But most people haven’t discovered the power of Rand’s own ideas — and what they mean for freedom in our own lives.

The chapters in this collection can change that. They come in 4 sections:

1. Learn how Rand’s ideas can empower you in both your personal life and work.
2. Use her framework to understand the concerns and insecurities behind the horror (and heroism) in today’s political scene.
3. Get a deeper introduction to her philosophy and novels.
4. Be inspired by Rand’s incredible life and indomitable personality.

Special thanks is due to the Institute for Humane Studies and for permission to reprint certain chapters.

  • Ayn Rand (1905–1982) was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. She corresponded with FEE's founder Leonard Read and provided a meaningful intellectual influence over free-market thought in the second half of the twentieth century. Her influence continues to expand through her fiction and nonfiction works and the educational work being done on Objectivism.