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The first book to trace Ayn Rand's Russian origins and assess her place in intellectual history.
Author of THE FOUNTAINHEAD and ATLAS SHRUGGED, Ayn Rand (1905-1982) is one of the most widely read philosophers of the twentieth century. Yet, despite the sale of nearly thirty million copies of her works, there have been few extended scholarly examinations of her thought. AYN RAND: THE RUSSIAN RADICAL provides the first comprehensive analysis of the intellectual roots and philosophy of this controversial thinker.
Chris Sciabarra views Rand's "Objectivism" as a rejection--and affirmation--of key elements in the Russian tradition. Born in Russia during the Silver Age, Rand was educated at Leningrad University and studied with N. O. Lossky. She absorbed a dialectical method of inquiry that profoundly influenced her literary and philosophic project. Her distinctive libertarian synthesis is presented as a major contribution to radical social theory. Ultimately, Sciabarra challenges Rand's followers and critics to reassess her thought and its place in intellectual history. In writing this book, the author conducted original historical research, using materials from the Leningrad archives, interviews with Lossky's descendants and other Russian contemporaries of Rand, and an astounding diversity of sources within the vast written and oral tradition of Objectivism.
|Ayn Rand: The Russian
Chris Matthew Sciabarra
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