By Edward W. Younkins
Considering the fact that its book in 1957 "Atlas Shrugged", the philosophical and creative climax of Ayn Rand's novels, hasn't ever been out of print and has bought huge, immense severe realization changing into essentially the most influential books ever released, impacting on quite a few disciplines together with philosophy, literature, economics, company, and political technological know-how between others. greater than a good novel, "Atlas Shrugged" is an summary conceptual, and symbolic paintings that expounds an intensive philosophy, proposing a view of guy and man's courting to lifestyles and manifesting the necessities of a whole philosophical approach - metaphysics, epistemology, politics and ethics. Celebrating the 50th yr of "Atlas Shrugged's" ebook, this better half is an exploration of this huge paintings of literature. Contributions were particularly commissioned from a range of eminent students who recognize and feature been inspired via the publication, the integrated essays interpreting the novel's integrating parts of subject matter, plot and characterization from many views and from a variety of degrees of that means.
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Younkins linking the theme to the action (Rand 2000, 40–4; 1975, 82–6). ” This is the central situation that dramatizes and expresses Atlas Shrugged’s abstract theme. Rand presents conflict in terms of action thus creating a “purposeful progression of events” (2000, 17). To do this she portrays strong willful characters, the creators and the looters, who are in sharp moral conflict with one another. She thereby expresses the plot conflict in action. Dagny Taggart and Hank Rearden, the primary creators, philosophically are against the looters, but in action they support them.
Locke’s The Prime Movers (AMACOM, 2000) and Ayn Rand’s Why Businessmen Need Philosophy edited by Richard E. Ralston (Ayn Rand Institute Press, 2000). 3 For an excellent discussion of the role of the virtues in human flourishing see Tara Smith’s Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2006). References Bernstein, Andrew. 1995. Philosophic and Literary Integration in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Seven audio lectures. New Milford, Connecticut: Second Renaissance Books. Boettke, Peter J.
Rand details how government intervention into private markets produces costs and unintended consequences more harmful than the targeted problem itself. Socialistic bureaucrats attempt to protect men from their own minds and tend to think only of intended, primary, and immediate results while ignoring unintended, ancillary, and long-term ones. Government-produced impediments to a free society are shown to include taxation, protectionism, antitrust laws, regulation, welfare programs, inflation, and more (Boettke 2007).
Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion by Edward W. Younkins