Why do people quote Ayn Rand so much on this forum when she clearly wasn’t into philosophy?


What political party did Ayn Rand belong to?

Although her political views are often classified as conservative or libertarian, Rand preferred the term “radical for capitalism”. She worked with conservatives on political projects, but disagreed with them over issues such as religion and ethics.

What is Ayn Rand’s philosophy?

Rand described Objectivism as “the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute”.

What was Ayn Rand’s view of the libertarian movement?

Rand condemned libertarianism as being a greater threat to freedom and capitalism than both modern liberalism and conservatism. Rand regarded Objectivism as an integrated philosophical system. In contrast, libertarianism is a political philosophy which confines its attention to matters of public policy.

What is Ayn Rand’s ethical egoism?

Rand’s Ethical Theory: Rational Egoism

A self-interested person, on the traditional view, will not consider the interests of others and so will slight or harm those interests in the pursuit of his own.

What year did Ayn Rand’s novel Anthem appear in the United States?

Anthem, Rand’s second work of fiction, was first published in Great Britain in 1938. She later revised the novella and, in 1946, published it in the United States.

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