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Schwartz, Peter 1949-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 54 publications in 4 languages and 2,068 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, wpr
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Most widely held works by Peter Schwartz
The voice of reason : essays in objectivist thought by Ayn Rand( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1961, when she gave her first talk at the Ford Hall Forum in Boston, and 1981, when she gave the last talk of her life in New Orleans, Ayn Rand spoke and wrote about topics as varied as education, medicine, Vietnam, and the death of Marilyn Monroe. In The Voice of Reason, these pieces, written in the last decades of Rand's life, are gathered in book form for the first time. With them are five essays by Leonard Peikoff, Rand's longtime associate and literary executor. The work concludes with Peikoff's epilogue, "My Thirty Years With Ayn Rand: An Intellectual Memoir," which answers the question "What was Ayn Rand really like'" Important reading for all thinking individuals, Rand's later writings reflect a life lived on principle, a probing mind, and a passionate intensity. This collection communicates not only Rand's singular worldview, but also the penetrating cultural and political analysis to which it gives rise
Objectively speaking : Ayn Rand interviewed by Ayn Rand( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Objectively Speaking includes half a century of print and broadcast interviews drawn from the Ayn Rand Archives. The thirty-two interviews in this collection, edited by Marlene Podritske and Peter Schwartz, include print interviews from the 1930s and edited transcripts of radio and television interviews from the 1940s through 1981"--Inside jacket
In defense of selfishness : why the code of self-sacrifice is unjust and destructive by Peter Schwartz( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From childhood, we're taught one central, non-controversial idea about morality: self-sacrifice is a virtue. It is universally accepted that serving the needs of others, rather than our own, is the essence of morality. To be ethical--it is believed--is to be altruistic. Questioning this belief is regarded as tantamount to questioning the self-evident. Here, Peter Schwartz questions it. In Defense of Selfishness refutes widespread misconceptions about the meaning of selfishness and of altruism. Basing his arguments on Ayn Rand's ethics of rational self-interest, Schwartz demonstrates that genuine selfishness is not exemplified by the brutal plundering of an Attila the Hun or the conniving duplicity of a Bernard Madoff. To the contrary, such people are acting against their actual, long-range interests. The truly selfish individual is committed to moral principles and lives an honest, productive, self-respecting life. He does not feed parasitically off other people. Instead, he renounces the unearned, and deals with others--in both the material and spiritual realms--by offering value for value, to mutual benefit. The selfish individual, Schwartz maintains, lives by reason, not force. He lives by production and trade, not by theft and fraud. He disavows the mindlessness of the do-whatever-you-feel-like emotionalist, and upholds rationality as his primary virtue. He takes pride in his achievements, and does not sacrifice himself to others--nor does he sacrifice others to himself. According to the code of altruism, however, you must embrace self-sacrifice. You must subordinate yourself to others. Altruism calls, not for cooperation and benevolence, but for servitude. It demands that you surrender your interests to the needs of others, that you regard serving others as the moral justification of your existence, that you be willing to suffer so that a non-you might benefit. To this, Schwartz asks simply: Why? Why should the fact that you have achieved any success make you indebted to those who haven't? Why does the fact that someone needs your money create a moral entitlement to it, while the fact that you've earned it, doesn't? Using vivid, real-life examples, In Defense of Selfishness illustrates the iniquity of requiring one man to serve the needs of another. This provocative book challenges readers to re-examine the standard by which they decide what is morally right or wrong. "--
Return of the primitive : the anti-industrial revolution by Ayn Rand( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late 1960s saw the first widespread expression, in overt form, of the creed of anti-industrialism in America. The original edition of this book was published as a response - as an analysis and refutation of that deadly phenomenon. Among noted thinkers of the day, Ayn Rand alone stood firm against the tide of Kantian nihilism and in support of reason, individualism, and laissez-faire capitalism - the philosophic ideals that are the foundation of American achievement and progress. Three decades later, despite a seemingly different sociopolitical climate, the intellectual essence of the "New Left" endures. Its continued influence - manifested in such ideologies as environmentalism and multiculturalism - renders Rand's observations and warnings as relevant, and as urgently needed, as when they were first written. In this newly revised and expanded volume, Peter Schwartz supplements Rand's work by shedding new light on the dangerous legacy of the New Left - a legacy that seeks to return mankind to the era of primitivism
Return of the primitive : the anti-industrial revolution by Ayn Rand( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late 1960s saw the first widespread expression, in overt form, of the creed of anti-industrialism in America. The original edition of this book was published as a response - as an analysis and refutation of that deadly phenomenon. Among noted thinkers of the day, Ayn Rand alone stood firm against the tide of Kantian nihilism and in support of reason, individualism, and laissez-faire capitalism - the philosophic ideals that are the foundation of American achievement and progress. Three decades later, despite a seemingly different sociopolitical climate, the intellectual essence of the "New Left" endures. Its continued influence - manifested in such ideologies as environmentalism and multiculturalism - renders Rand's observations and warnings as relevant, and as urgently needed, as when they were first written. In this newly revised and expanded volume, Peter Schwartz supplements Rand's work by shedding new light on the dangerous legacy of the New Left - a legacy that seeks to return mankind to the era of primitivism
The Ayn Rand column : written for the Los Angeles times by Ayn Rand( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foreign policy of self-interest : a moral ideal for America by Peter Schwartz( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In defense of selfishness : why the code of self-sacrifice is unjust and destructive by Peter Schwartz( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is one central, non-controversial idea we're taught about morality--that self-sacrifice is a virtue. What if it's wrong? Basing his arguments on Ayn Rand's ethics of rational self-interest, Schwartz illustrates the iniquity of requiring one man to serve the needs of another, challenging readers to question the standard by which they decide that something is morally right or wrong
Art of the Long View : Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World by Peter Schwartz( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vozvrashchenie primitiva : antiindustrialʹnai︠a︡ revoli︠u︡t︠s︡ii︠a︡ by Ayn Rand( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the long view by Peter Schwartz( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What increasingly affects all of us, whether professional planners or individuals preparing for a better future, is not the tangibles of life - bottom-line numbers, for instance - but the intangibles: our hopes and fears, our beliefs and dreams. Only stories - scenarios - and our ability to visualize different kinds of futures adequately capture these intangibles. In The Art of the Long View, now for the first time in paperback and with the addition of an all-new User's Guide, Peter Schwartz outlines the "scenaric" approach, giving you the tools for developing a strategic vision within your business. Schwartz describes the new techniques, originally developed within Royal/Dutch Shell, based on many of his firsthand scenario exercises with the world's leading institutions and companies, including the White House, EPA, BellSouth, PG & E, and the International Stock Exchange
Shinario puranningu no gihō( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rongu būmu : Kitaru beki han'ei no jidai no bijon( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zurück in die Steinzeit Die anti-industrielle Revolution by Ayn Rand( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ideologies of George Bush and Michael Dukakis by Peter Schwartz( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lecture and some audience questions and answers concerning the candidacies of George Bush and Michael Dukakis in the 1988 presidential campaign
The Ayn Rand column : a collection of her weekly newspaper articles, written for the Los Angeles Times ; with additional, little-known essays by Ayn Rand( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ephemeral materials by Intellectual Activist (Firm)( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Includes flyers, questionnaire completed by the firm and printed letters from the editor and publisher, Peter Schwartz
 
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Objectively speaking : Ayn Rand interviewed
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