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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Oct 26, Preet rated it liked it. This is a great book, full of questions you should be asking yourself and others, going against the grain of most of your conditioning And I’m really sure Brokeback Bangtan is a lot more fun. It is occasionally hard to follow, hence, the four stars, but it is undoubtedly one of the top “must read” books of all time. I have always thought, seeing how succesful Mankind is in the growth of the so called exact sciences, as opposed to the catastrophe we have in Ethics and Politics, that these two extremely important subjects should be given to the engineers and scientists responsible for landing Man on the Moon, for their study and development.

Showing of reviews. That is the correspondence model of truth. Math and geometry have used axiomatic systems for thousands of years with great results. That’s spooky, but that gives me the opportunity to attack Ayn Rand and not the author of the book. Specifically, the answer lies in the brilliant comparison she draws between concept-formation and algebra.

The chapter on Government and the Epilogue were interesting.

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Republicans would be better served by reading Nietzsche and can reach the similar conclusions. A brief excerpt from Leonard Peikoff’s Objectivism: 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. First I read “Atlas Shrugged” and connected with the heroes of that book. Each topic is explained exactly as a sixth grader would cover it.


Feelings should follow and be a natural outgrowth from correct reason–the reverse is the root of all evil basing your reality on your feelings of the moment. Peikoff is an extraordinary communicator The relationship of concepts to their constituent particulars is the same as the relationship of algebraic symbols to numbers.


She really doesn’t like modernity and lacks an appreciation for equality, naturalism and nuances of any kind. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

What the window reveals, however, is not the barren constructs of rationalistic tradition, but man’s method of extrapolating from observed data to the total of the universe. Ayn was clever to write peikkff that contained peikofc philosophy and then find experts to write about it.

In my opinion, even if you don’t end up agreeing with Ayn Rand or Objectivism, everyone should try to understand it. Start reading Objectivism on your Kindle in under a minute.

The Philosophy of Ayn Rand Philosophy: 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 about the real world.

There’s a real dangerous Republican formulation that she embraces. Peikoff views Objectivism as a “closed system” that consists solely of the philosophical principles Rand herself had articulated, and he considers disagreement objecivism any of these principles a departure from Objectivism.

June Learn how and when to remove this template message. It offers a great and complete picture of the philosophy of objectivism. I read this in spurts so it would have my undivided attention.

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The confrontation can go two ways: Key to Objectivism is the confrontation with Evil. The ideal political system is laissez-faire capitalism. 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 and cultural parallels between Weimar Germany and the present-day United States.


Her argumentation would often revert to “I reject that” or just quote her created fictional character, Howard Roark, by simply saying “isn’t it though?

Rand’s many obejctivism concepts, from the primacy of existence to psycho-epistemology to concept formation to the importance of context and hierarchy, are covered in detail and clearly explained. She is really ignorant on the philosophy of science. Peikoff born October 15, is a Canadian-American philosopher. Wikiquote has quotations related to: InPeikoff founded the Ayn Rand Institute. They disagree with socialists, liberals, conservatives.

I read about Ethics and Politics in early spring Peikoff claims that Palestinian people prior to the establishment of the State of Israel consisted solely of “nomadic tribes meandering across the terrain,” lbjectivism that “the Arabs” today have no concept of property rights; indeed, that their “primitivist” antagonism to such rights is the root cause of Arab terrorism.

The End of Freedom in America. But now the opening leonadd been closed. My guess is that unless you have a burning desire to know this philosophy, you will be asleep by page 7. The solution to the crisis of our age is love, as everyone says.

Set up a giveaway. Nobody is born that way in her world and we are responsible for everything. It needs a few new axioms, and new axioms that contradict the first three.