“Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, begins by embracing the basic fact that existence exists. Reality is, and in the quest to live we must discover reality’s nature and learn to act successfully in it.” 1,720 more words
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I mentioned in my previous post that Atlas Shrugged presents the sixth gallery of my book better than most of the fine arts. This sixth gallery is represented by individuals that have recognized and accepted the call to adventure, won the trials to capture the boon, and are at the threshold of happiness awaiting their fellow citizens to pull them across the threshold. 434 more words
What is pride? Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value. One obtains pride by never accepting any code of irrational virtues impossible to practice and by never failing to practice the virtues one knows to be rational—by never accepting an unearned guilt and never earning any, or, if one… 439 more words
The philosophy underlying Atlas Shrugged draws heavily from Aristotle and another unlikely source – Aquinas. The reason that Aquinas is an unlikely source is that Ayn Rand, the author, had little respect for religion: Ayn Rand was an atheist. 385 more words
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If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater the effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders–what would you tell him to do?