Title: Philosophy: Who Needs It.
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis
Publication Date: 1982
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine bright unclipped dust jacket with just a touch of wear to the head and heel of the spine. In this collection of 18 essays, Rand answers the question in the title by saying "everyone." She believes philosphy is the fundamental factor in everyone's life, that it is the primary shaper of character and the culture and destiny of countries. She believes in the philosophy of Reason and names it Objectivism. This is the last book she planned to publish before her death; none of these essays had been previously published in book form. Bookseller Inventory # 24232
Synopsis: Who needs philosophy? Ayn Rand's answer: Everyone.
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 Rand, the choice we make is not whether to have a philosophy but which one to have: a rational, conscious, and therefore practical one, or a contradictory, unidentified, and ultimately lethal one.
Written with all the clarity and eloquence that have placed Ayn Rand's Objectivist philosophy in the mainstream of American thought, these essays address such basic issues as education, morality, censorship, and inflation to prove that philosophy is the fundamental force in all our lives.
About the Author: AYN RAND (1905-1982) was born in Russia, graduated from the University of Leningrad, and came to the United States in 1926. She published her first novel in 1936. With the publication of The Fountainhead in 1943, she achieved a spectacular and enduring success and her unique philosophy, Objectivism, gained a worldwide following.
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