Leonard Peikoff is universally recognized as the preeminent Rand scholar writing today. He worked closely with Ayn Rand for thirty years and was designated. This brilliantly conceived and organized book is Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s classic text on the abstract principles and practical applications of Objectivism. This brilliantly conceived and organized book is Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s classic text on the abstract principles and practical applications of Objectivism, based on.

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Unfortunately, we don’t life in peokoff comic book and there are nuances to our world and neither book provides any insight beyond bromides. For the New Intellectual: Loenard or Libertarians would be better served reading Nietzsche to develop their political beliefs than to follow these ravings of a simpleton reactionary she is a reactionary to Marxist thought and thinks that the opposite of Marxism must be right because she clearly loathes the communist. Wikiquote has quotations related to: A complaint from the U.

Share your thoughts with other customers. A former professor of philosophy, he was designated by the novelist Ayn Rand as heir to her estate. Both books were a slog to wade through and both had similar absolutist perspectives on the world which bordered on nuttiness. I gave it 4 stars because I thought the author could have done a much better peiloff of putting it in layman’s terms. All success should be the result of independent effort–no mooching.

An innocuously decent first time read for Ayn Rand fans. Retrieved October 8, She comes across as arrogant and there is a correlation between being incredibly arrogant and being ignorant.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. It’s helpful for any reader who reads Rand’s fiction and thinks, “This makes sense to me,” yet struggles to integrate its concepts into their own thought process. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I will be re-reading this book and will start making my way through the rest objectivlsm Ayn Rand’s works. Peikoff, a leading scholar and advocate of Rand’s work, offers a lengthy study of her philosophical views. Mathematics is the substance of thought writ large, as the West has objectivksm told from Pythagoras to Bertrand Russell; it does provide a unique window into human nature.


At the end of the day, Rand’s two most famous works are fiction; some find them tedious and pedantic I disagreebut they are not works of philosophy. For those who don’t know what Objectivism is I will try to provide a brief explanation here. Department of Justice followed in Octoberclaiming over a million dollars in damages unless Peikoff turned over the pages.

Rather, substantial excerpts from her various novels are taken and elaborated.

The Philosophy of Objectivism

The book would always use the word ‘man’, except when insults towards women pbjectivism occasionally being tossed about. June Learn leonaard and when to remove this template message. What remains after the lying is bracketed: Rand’s philosophy begins with three axioms: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand’ is the most comprehensive and all inclusive exposition that you will need to begin your first steps, and it helps you understand explicitly the complexity of many original ideas, not to mentionthe fundamental laws that drive mankind.

Following the dissolution of NBI inPeikoff continued to give private lecture courses on a variety of topics to large Objectivist audiences, and recordings of these have been sold for many years. She thinks she’s brilliant when she relates logic lenard concepts to the abstract to mathematics and then certainty about the real world both in knowledge about the real world and knowledge about the good.

I accordingly declare any and all Objectivists to be hostis humani generis.

Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff

Peikoff divorced Amy Lynn Peikoff divorced. Actually, yeah… page 7. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Leonard Peikoff is Ayn Rand’s chosen heir and the lenard qualified person and he undoubtedly lived up to his reputation.

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But as long as his property is not expropriated and he remains unmolested physically, the damage he sustains is essentially spiritual, not physical; in such a case, the victim alone has the power and the responsibility of healing his wounds.

I expected this book to be an equal bonus. Also, math is the study of the changeless Plato, Spinoza, Hobbes lsonard say that therefore math is only information leonarf the universal, necessary, and certain and that the real world changes and logic and math can’t give you objectivity when related to reality. Peikoff is an extraordinary communicator She doesn’t understand William van Orman Quine, because she separates the synthetic from the analytic in her ontology as do the logical positivist and her arch nemesis Kant or gives no credence to how information within science must fit into the overall body of knowledge we currently have ,eonard the real world.

It is a carefully and clearly written treatise on the most important treatment of Philosophy.

Bush whom he called “apocalyptically bad”on the basis of Bush’s religiosity and his refusal to crush Islamic regimes, especially Iran, along with his “doomed” economic policies. In terms of form, fascism arises out of the perceived crisis of epikoff, with the assistance of traditional rightwing groups, under threat from an alleged leftwing menace, during the period of mass politics 42 ff.

Peikoff’s first book, The Ominous Parallelswas both an Objectivist explanation of the rise of the Third Reich and the Holocaustand a warning that America was being led down the road to totalitarianism because of far-reaching philosophical lelnard cultural parallels between Weimar Germany and the present-day United States.

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