By Allan Gotthelf, Gregory Salmieri
The first quantity to provide a accomplished scholarly therapy of Rand’s whole corpus (including her novels, her philosophical essays, and her research of the occasions of her times), this Companion offers important orientation and context for students and knowledgeable readers grappling with a debatable and understudied philosopher whose enduring impression on American (and international) tradition is more and more recognized.
- The first book to supply an in-depth scholarly therapy ranging over the entire of Rand’s corpus
- Provides trained contextual research for students in a number of disciplines
- Presents unique study on unpublished fabric and drafts from the Rand documents in California
- Features insightful and fair-minded interpretations of Rand’s arguable positions
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In essence, he is denying the distinction that Rand draws between errors of knowledge and moral breaches; and, given that this distinction is closely allied with the view of free will he has just contradicted, it makes sense for him to deny this as well. But it is not a clear and open statement of how he differs with Rand on a fundamental principle – nor does one find any such open statements in Branden’s later writing about Rand. He gives the impression of amending something peripheral to Rand’s philosophy or objecting to something idiosyncratic to her personality, when he is in fact differing in fundamentals.
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A Companion to Ayn Rand by Allan Gotthelf, Gregory Salmieri