Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical by Chris Matthew Sciabarra

By Chris Matthew Sciabarra

Author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand (1905–1982) is without doubt one of the most generally learn philosophers of the 20th century. but, regardless of the sale of over thirty million copies of her works, there were few severe scholarly examinations of her concept. Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical offers a complete research of the highbrow roots and philosophy of this debatable philosopher.

It has been approximately two decades because the unique e-book of Chris Sciabarra’s Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical. these years have witnessed an explosive raise in Rand sightings around the social panorama: in books on philosophy, politics, and tradition; in movie and literature; and in modern American politics, from the increase of the Tea social gathering to contemporary presidential campaigns. in this time Sciabarra persevered to paintings towards the reclamation of the dialectical procedure within the provider of a thorough libertarian politics, culminating in his publication Total Freedom: towards a Dialectical Libertarianism (Penn nation, 2000).

In this re-creation of Ayn Rand, Chris Sciabarra provides chapters that current in-depth research of the main whole transcripts so far documenting Rand’s schooling at Petrograd country collage. a brand new preface locations the publication within the context of Sciabarra’s personal study and the new enlargement of curiosity in Rand’s philosophy. eventually, this version features a postscript that solutions a contemporary critic of Sciabarra’s historic paintings on Rand. Shoshana Milgram, Rand’s biographer, has attempted to solid doubt on Rand’s personal memories of getting studied with the recognized Russian thinker N. O. Lossky. Sciabarra indicates that Milgram’s research fails to solid doubt on Rand’s recollections—or on Sciabarra’s ancient thesis.

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