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 likely one of the most generally learn philosophers of the 20 th century. but, regardless of the sale of over thirty million copies of her works, there were few severe scholarly examinations of her inspiration. Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical offers a finished research of the highbrow roots and philosophy of this arguable philosopher.

It has been approximately two decades because the unique booklet 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 occasion to fresh presidential campaigns. in this time Sciabarra persisted to paintings towards the reclamation of the dialectical process within the carrier of an intensive libertarian politics, culminating in his booklet Total Freedom: towards a Dialectical Libertarianism (Penn country, 2000).

In this re-creation of Ayn Rand, Chris Sciabarra provides chapters that current in-depth research of the main entire transcripts so far documenting Rand’s schooling at Petrograd nation collage. a brand new preface areas the publication within the context of Sciabarra’s personal examine and the new enlargement of curiosity in Rand’s philosophy. eventually, this variation incorporates a postscript that solutions a up to date critic of Sciabarra’s historic paintings on Rand. Shoshana Milgram, Rand’s biographer, has attempted to solid doubt on Rand’s personal reminiscences 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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