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Philosophy : who needs it

Ayn Rand
This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics. According to Ayn Rand, the choice we make is not whether to have a philosophy, but which one to have: rational, conscious, and therefore practical; or contradictory, unidentified, and ultimately lethal. Written with all the clarity and eloquence that have placed Ayn Rand's objectivist philosophy in the mainstream of American thought, these essays range over such basic issues as education, morality, censorship, and inflation to prove that philosophy is the fundamental force in all our lives
eBook, English, [1984], ©1982
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Signet, New York, [1984], ©1982
1 online resource (xi, 228 pages)
9781101137420, 9781101137703, 9781101137635, 1101137428, 1101137703, 1101137630
Philosophy: who need it
Philosophical detection
The metaphysical versus the man-made
The missing link
Selfishness without a self
An open letter to Boris Spassky
Faith and force: the destroyers of the modern world
From the horse's mouth
Kant versus Sullivan
Causality versus duty
An untitled letter
Egalitarianism and inflation
The stimulus and the response
The establishing of an establishment
Censorship: local and express
Fairness doctrine for education
What can one do?
Don't let it go