Objectivism dating

15 Feb

The main body of the list consists of books about Objectivist ideas published by academic, commercial or institutional presses.A special subsection lists books about Rand's life and writing.Ryan has referenced Rand repeatedly over the course of her career, saying her writings got him into economics and policy.Ryan told the New Yorker recently that he has been reading Rand since high school; it was “Atlas Shrugged” that got him interested in economics.

For dramatic works, date of first production is used instead of date of first publication.

Afterward, she turned to non-fiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own periodicals and releasing several collections of essays until her death in 1982.

Rand advocated reason as the only means of acquiring knowledge and rejected faith and religion.

Ryan spoke to the Atlas Society, a Rand-devoted group, in 2005, telling the group that Rand was “the reason I got involved in public service, by and large.” He cited two excerpts from “Atlas Shrugged” that he goes back to frequently: “Francisco d’Anconia’s speech ...

on money” and “the 64-page John Galt speech.” The Galt speech is a summary of Objectivism (here’s an Atlas Society outline).