Objectivism is the philosophy of rational individualism founded by Ayn Rand (1905-1982). In novels such as The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Rand dramatized her ideal individual, the producer who lives by his own effort and does not give or receive the undeserved, who honors achievement and rejects envy. Rand laid out the details of her world-view in nonfiction books such as The Virtue of Selfishness and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. The following overview will give you a solid foundation in the basics of her ideas.
- What is Objectivism?
- What is Philosophy?
- Why Does Anyone Need a Philosophy?
- Why is Objectivism a System of Ideas?
- What is the Objectivist View of Reality (Metaphysics)?
- What is the Objectivist Theory of Knowledge (Epistemology)?
- What is the Objectivist Position in Morality (Ethics)?
- What is the Objectivist View of Law and Government (Politics)?
- What Does Objectivism Consider to be Art (Aesthetics)?