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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
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...Fountainhead: Literary Analysis The personal motifs and individualistic approach is more important in arts and architecture. ‘The fountainhead’ by Ayn Rand is the story of a young architect, Howard Roark, who struggles a lot for variety and novelty than the conventional pattern, in his constructions. The fight to establish his ideology and efforts to put it into practice are down treated by the traditional worshipers. In spite of all the ill-treatment and harsh conditions, Howard, with his determination and self –esteem, wins over all the characters and all the established accepted wisdom of that time. The Author...
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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
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...Fountainhead: Literary Analysis The personal motifs and individualistic approach is more important in arts and architecture. ‘The fountainhead’by Ayn Rand is the story of a young architect, Howard Roark, who struggles a lot for variety and novelty than the conventional pattern, in his constructions. The fight to establish his ideology and efforts to put it into practice are down treated by the traditional worshipers. In spite of all the ill-treatment and harsh conditions, Howard, with his determination and self –esteem, wins over all the characters and all the established accepted wisdom of that time. The Author Ayn...
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Objectivist Philosophies in the Text The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
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...Fountainhead by Ayn Rand In her text The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand tries to bring across the idea of who an ideal man is. To achieve this, she writes this novel based on the idea of objectivism, which she describes as ‘a philosophy for living on earth’. Thus, this brings us to the idea of individualism and collectivism in men’s souls, in other words egoism and altruism respectively. This is the situation in the real society where some people engage in some actions only for the benefit of themselves but in other cases, people consider the feelings and wellbeing of other people in the actions that they undertake. In this text, Howard Roark discusses the motives... Objectivist Philosophies in the text The...
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Ayn Rand The Foutainhead
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...Fountainhead" The 'Fountainhead', Ayn Rand's first best seller, spread into four sections and named after four of the major characters of the novel narrates the life struggle of Howard Roark, an architect, and many people directly or indirectly connected with him. The accidental encounter of Dominique Francon, a news reporter, with Howard Roark, the red headed quarry worker, is intrinsically woven into the web of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand with the thread of love and hatred. The story line revolves around Roark's main adversary Ellsworth Toohey, an architectural critic, columnist, and social... Love and conflict between Dominique Francon and Howard Roark: Its link with the theme and meaning of "The...
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Philosopher Report: Ayn Rand
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...Ayn Rand Introduction The body of knowledge is very complex encompassing of views and perceptions from individuals drawn from diverse backgrounds. They contribute objectively to a wide range of disciplines, providing useful insights that enable current and succeeding generations to understand the respective disciplines. Perhaps the most important contribution to the body of knowledge has been the subject of philosophy. Various philosophers have presented their views about a wide range of issues that trouble the society. Increasingly, this knowledge has enabled the human generation to understand and appreciate their origin as well as the nature of their interactions. One... of the philosophers...
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Fountainhead
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...Fountainhead Revisited." Fredsphere. Blog. Dec. 2005. http://home.comcast.net/fred_himebaugh/ fountain.html (11 Dec. 2005) Levinson, Nancy. "Tall Buildings, Tall Tales: Architects in the Movies." Architecture and Film. ed. Mark Lamster. New Jersey: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000. Rand, Ayn. "Introducing Objectivism." 1962. The Ayn Rand Institute. http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer pagename= objectivism intro (10 Dec. 2005).... Form and Function in The Fountainhead On a one-page website en d "Fountainhead Revisited," Fountainhead fanatic Fred Himebaugh introduces his proposal with the line, "The Fountainhead is perhaps the greatest movie ever made." Himebaugh then proceeds to...
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...Ayn Rand and the “objectivist” approach. In brief, Rand, among other things, argued for an increase in the selfish motivation and drive that exists within humanity. Seeing this as the ultimate virtue for individualism and accounting for each and every positive outgrowth... ?The 20th and 21st century have seen a great many theories put forward with regards to the way in which humans should interact and the means through which biology and psychological understanding have advanced. However, regardless of this increase in knowledge and the proliferation of theories and explanations that had come to exist during this time, arguably one of the most absurd approaches that has been taken is with regards to Ayn...
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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
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...Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is one of the greatest literary pieces deals with the same theme and during the course of reflecting over different aspects of modern existence it has provided considerable focus over different aspects of human life, starting from gender, spiritual, physical and philosophical discourses. The theme of “individualism and collectivism … manifested within the individual’s soul” (Sciabarra 114) has recurred among Ayn Rand’s... Atlas Shrugged: Exploring the Layers of Meaning both from Literary and Philosophical Perspectives Spontaneity and creative endeavor are two essential human virtues that help a human being to enjoy a spiritually prosperous and emotionally fulfilled life. A...
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Ayn Rand We the Living
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...Ayn Rand "We the Living" By Colleen Lang Colleen Lang English I Ayn Rand "We the Living" or any creators will come up with works basedon their own life events and issues. The authors will see, hear and even feel many events, issues, individuals, etc, etc., and those things will get ‘seeded’ in the author’s mind, and will ‘sprout’ out in the form of creative works including autobiographies or semi-autobiographies. Ayn Rand’s We the Living is one such semi-autobiography, as she wrote that work after being ‘seeded’ by the various events that she saw, heard and felt in the aftermath of the introduction and spread of Communism throughout Russia in early 1900’s. We the Living focuses on the impact...
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Anthem: a Novel by Ayn Rand
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...Ayn Rand Ayn Rand's philosophy expressed in the novella “Anthem” (1937) was a reaction against the Soviet system and world socialist movement, which she experienced personally and rejected critically for a more conservative return to natural law and Enlightenment values. Rand’s experience as a youth of witnessing directly the Russian Socialist Revolution led by Vladimir Lenin, the turmoil that she experienced in being accused as a bourgeoisie reactionary in her university days, and her exile or immigration to the West all undoubtedly left a defining mark upon the development of her personality. Rand embraced the values of the West and America in the days before World War II when... ? Anthem: A Novel by...
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Symbolism In the book Anthem by Ayn Rand
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...Ayn Rand The Uncharted Forest The forest is a symbol of what remains undiscovered orunknown by the society. It represents the mysteries described by Equality 7-2521 at the start of the novel. It is, however, unfortunate that he can only learn about the mysteries when alone. The society has never explored the forest and has banned all of its members from entering the forest. When he ventures into the forest, he finds answers to the long-time mysteries. He also finds a woman and together they find a house. The house reveals much of the Unmentionable Times suing the pronoun I. As a symbol of nature, the forest provides Equality 7-2521 with all that he wants... to symbolize self-reliance....
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Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Philosopher Biography Project Paper and Persuasive Presentation
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...Rand immensely opposed the Russian way of life, especially their collectivism and mysticism. Instead, she admired and emulated the American culture, and even changed her name from Alisa Zinovievna Rosenbaum. She studied Philosophy in the Petrograd University and graduated in 1924. Some of her works include The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, and We the Living among others. Sadly, Rand passed on in 1982 from a cardiac failure but her work still raises discussions and debates in the world of philosophy. Ayn... ? Ayn Rand – Philosopher of the Twentieth Century Ayn Rand was a controversial philosopher bornin Russia on 2 February 1905. ...
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Indicate what architectural issues interest you and why you wish to pursue them at the (name of university): this is part of application
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...Rand, Ayn. The Fountainhead. Centennial Edition edition. Signet, 1996... Finding the right “calling” is normally difficult especially in the stage when we have to decide which path to follow for our education. Unfortunately, we do not have the skill of foresight to determine which field we would spend our life happy being into, a field we would excel. However, recognizing the true “calling” is as important as finding happiness itself. It is the same as when embarking on a journey and one chose the wrong road. The journey will be spent in an aimless wandering devoid of purpose. It amazes me to learn how some people know immediately what they want or how a given situation made them recognize their calling l...
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You are to write a short essay(between 2 and 4 pgs double spaced) comparing and contrasting objectivism and collectivism, and describe their role, if any, in the book Anthem, by Ayn Rand
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...Ayn Rand in the year 1937 though it was published a year later. In this book the author manages to depict the two philosophies in various scenarios and through various characters within the story that can help one compare the two. It is suggested as a matter of fact that Ayn Rand was the individual who came up with the philosophy of Objectivism so it is no surprise that it is displayed phenomenally in this piece of literature (Mayhew 154). Objectivism refers to a philosophy that advocates that the purpose of an individual’s life is the discovery of their own happiness and thus morality... Objectivism and Collectivism It is within man’s nature to think and reason and thus one of the main topics that have ...
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Paul Rand
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...Rand: His Life and Contributions Paul Rand: His Life and Contributions There are millions of highly talented graphic designers, but Paul Rand is the most celebrated in modern times. Once a lecturer, painter, author and industrial designer, Rand derived his skills and experience from the resources offered by United States. He was both a realist and an idealist since he exploited the language used in poetry and the business world to come up with best selling graphic designs. To create such amazing masterpieces, his line of thought focused on necessity and functionality. As a result, his creativity and imagination became limitless.1 Paul Rand’s life began in 1914 in Brooklyn. He was raised... Paul Rand:...
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You are to write a short essay(between 2 and 4 pgs double spaced) comparing and contrasting objectivism and collectivism, and describe their role, if any, in the book Anthem, by Ayn Rand
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...Ayn Rand in the year 1937 though it was published a year later. In this book the author manages to depict the two philosophies in various scenarios and through various characters within the story that can help one compare the two. It is suggested as a matter of fact that Ayn Rand was the individual who came up with the philosophy of Objectivism so it is no surprise that it is displayed phenomenally in this piece of literature (Mayhew 154). Objectivism refers to a philosophy that advocates that the purpose of an individual’s life is the discovery of their own happiness and thus morality... Objectivism and Collectivism It is within man’s nature to think and reason and thus one of the main topics that have ...
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Dominique Francon loves Roark yet struggles to destroy him. Why And how does this conflict connect to the novel's theme and meaning
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...Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead” initially appears to be a bundle of contradictions. While she seems able to appreciate human potential and achievements, as can be shown in her taste for the music of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff and of her appreciation of the gifted artist, Steven Mallory, who created a sculpture that she modeled for, she displays a certain pessimism in her manner, in her words, and most especially in her work as an architectural writer in Gail Wynand’s newspaper. She does not seem to take her column seriously, and instead uses it to mock the institution that she writes for, the architects she writes about, and even the readers who read her work... The character of Dominique Francon in Ayn...
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Ayn Rands Approach
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...Ayn Rands Approach The purpose of this paper is to provide an explanation as to Ayn Rands approach to ethics. The format that this paper will utilize is to first provide a critical discussion on what the strengths and weaknesses to Ayn Rands approach to ethics followed by a discussion on whether or not there is a danger if Atlas were to shrug and will provide an explanation as to whether or not this would be a bad thing. As with the ideas of any philosopher it is likely that there will be both strengths and weaknesses to their approach to ethics. In the case of Ayn Rand it was argued by Bass (1999) that there are three fundamental weaknesses to Ayn Rands approaches which are foundationalism... ...
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Ayn Rand's Philosophy
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...Ayn Rands Philosophy Meaning of Sex Sex is a physical capa and its exercise is determined by a man’s mind by his choice of values held consciously and unconsciously over time whenever he is in love. Sex is an appearance of self-confidence to a rational man hence his choice of the woman is very vital for his status in the society (Rand 99). To a man who lacks self-confidence, sex is an endeavor to fake it hence acquires its brief delusion in order to be in the same level with others in the society. A man sexual choice is the results of the sum of his fundamental convictions hence can be used to gauge his entire philosophy of life thus he should make a good... The Meaning of Sex and Money according to Ayn ...
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Sexism and the Star System in Architecture
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...Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, epitomizes what it means to be a woman in the architectural field. She takes the stand in court, and the lawyer addresses her... ? Sexism and the Star System in Architecture Word Count: 2750 (11 pages) I. Introduction Women have, for a long time, struggled in architecture because they have not been given fair chances to participate within the profession. With the advent of having to have a degree in architecture as well as licensure for the profession, many women who had previously been involved in architecture found that they were shut out from the profession. This kind of discrimination, unfortunately, is quite common in the profession and continues up till this day and...
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The Rand Formula
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...RAND Formula Before going to analyze the RAND formula in detail, let us get a better understanding of what RAND formula actually is. RAND is a formula, which is generally applied at workplace situations where the employees have to contribute dues for the efforts and struggle carried out by the union regardless of their status in the union. Tuohy found that RAND formula is one of the advantages to unions in the Canadian labor law (176). The purpose behind creation of this formula is to make the employees contribute financially in different activities carried out by the unions. Employee unions work for all employees and the rights for which the union struggles are given... ?[Your full full June 16, The...
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Any Rand`s Anthem: Utopia and Dystopia
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...Ayn Rand's Anthem. Lanham, Md: Lexington Books, 2005. Print. Rand, Ayn. For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand. New York: Random House, 1961. Print. Bernstein, Andrew. Cliffsnotes Rand's Anthem. Foster City, CA: IDG Books Worldwide, 2000. Internet resource Rabkin, Eric S, Martin H. Greenberg, and Joseph D. Olander. No Place Else: Explorations in Utopian and Dystopian Fiction. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1983. Print.... ? s School Any Rand`s Anthem: Utopia and Dystopia It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and toput them down upon a paper no others are to see. It is base and evil. It is as if we were speaking alone to no ears but our own....
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Topic from Ayn Rand's Anthem - choose title to fit topic
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...Ayn Rands Anthem Ayn Rand’s novelette “Anthem” is a contentious storythat talks about the struggle to maintain an identity in a society full of reservations, subjugation, and pointless stipulations. In the society Rand constructs, everybody if forced to demonstrate equality against their will to demonstrate a sense of “we”. Prometheus is among the only personalities in this society who goes against such stipulations and discovers his individuality. He discovers how valuable one can be outside of the societal confines of thinking. He even changes his name from Equality 7-2521 to Prometheus in an act of insurrection. Prometheus comes to understand... English Literature ic and Modern) Individuality in Ayn...
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The Battle of 'Ayn Jalut (September 8, 1260)
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...Ayn Jalut The Muslims faced extinction during the battle of Ayn Jalut as they had not faced during any other time or battle. The last time that the Muslims faced such as threat was during the Battle of Badr in which the Prophet had conquered some 600 years earlier. During the Battle of Ayn Jalut, the Crusaders, the Mongols, and the Armenians joined forces, but one of their leaders, Ket Buqa, was conquered, and the army was defeated. After that, the Egyptians were able to kill Ket Buqa and carry out an after raid on his family and children. All who received news of the fierce battle ran, but the rest suffered the wrath of their avengers (Har-El 28). Jumi’u’t-Tawarikh put this battle... The Battle of Ayn ...
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I would like you to watch the movie Capitalism:A Love Story directed by Michael Moore. I want a 1 to 2 page essay comparing and contrasting the themes in Capitalism and theories discussed by Rand in the video clips
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...Ayn Rand. Discussion Capitalism has been demarcated as a system of open business. The movie describes the gap between rich as well as poor which can have an impact on the education, wealth, income distribution and most importantly the opportunity to grow in the society. The major theme of capitalism is business dominated economy. Capitalism discourses as to how large business organizations dominate the market. The basic theme of capitalism demonstrates that several US based organizations attain considerable amount of profit which is generated through activities such as mergers as well... Capitalism: A Love Story Table of Contents Introduction 3 Thesis ment 3 Discussion 3 Conclusion 5 Works Cited 6...
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SWOT analysis: strategic position and analysis of Dresser Rand
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...Rand. In which, its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats have been taken into account. The strengths include the use of technology, innovation and efficiency enhancement and safety. The weaknesses consist of heavy reliance on external suppliers, highly safety and occupationally regulated industry and risky industry. The opportunities include China market having cheap labour and conducive business environment. The threats are the presence of global economic downturn, currency fluctuation risk, environmental compliance cost and adverse consequences of regulations... . The recommendations have been made and require Dresser-Rand to reduce reliance on the external...
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...Fountainhead by Ayn Rand—who exemplified Objectivism. Certain kinds of statements which Dominique Francon made about Roark, the male architect, speaks volumes about how architecture can affect someone. It was this kind of connection that Ayn Rand—being an objectivist—wanted to connote in her writing. She wanted to show how women were at the bottom of the totem pole in terms of being recognized for their efforts—and how they were spoken to within the field of architecture. The lawyer who is interviewing her about her architectural expertise gives her some rather snide comments, which might be better addressed to someone who had... 3 Willow Road ________________________________________ This dissertation...
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Summary of the article The RAND Health Insurance Experiment, Three Decades Later
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...RAND Health Insurance Experiment, Three Decades Later” This paper focuses on the RAND health insurance program, which offered health insurance to several individuals in the United States. The Research Question The essay reexamines the core findings of the RAND health insurance experiment, and shows how health insurance affects medical spending. The examination has been done after three decades of operation, and it analyses the randomized experiments, as well as the economics of moral hazard. This identifies the following research question. What are the core findings of the RAND health insurance experiment? Importance of the Research Question The research question helps... Summary of the Article “The...
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Gentrification from the book Krieger, Silver. Million Dollar View. New York: Rand McNally, 2012. (Page 1-33)
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...Rand McNally, 2012. Print.... Gentrification in Million Dollar View by Krieger Silver Gentrification is considered as an act of upgrading, and re-establishment of deteriorated urban chattels, by the middle class, or by the prosperous people, often resulting in the displacement of the people with the lower income. In the sociological perspective, it can be defined as the progression where the people in the middle class take up a residence in the traditionally working class area of the city leading to the displacement of lower income people. Gentrification has become very controversial issue in the society, as some are highly against it while other people greatly support the idea. The author of the book,...
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Gentrification from the book Krieger, Silver. Million Dollar View. New York: Rand McNally, 2012. (Page 1-33)
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...Rand McNally, 2012. Print... Gentrification in Million Dollar View by Krieger Silver Gentrification is considered as an act of upgrading, and re-establishment of deteriorated urban chattels, by the middle class, or by the prosperous people, often resulting in the displacement of the people with the lower income. In the sociological perspective, it can be defined as the progression where the people in the middle class take up a residence in the traditionally working class area of the city leading to the displacement of lower income people. Gentrification has become very controversial issue in the society, as some are highly against it while other people greatly support the idea. The author of the book,...
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This is John Galt Speaking
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...Ayn Rand Introduction Discussing the novel “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand, many readers would say that all the author’s main thoughts and beliefs are gathered in the Chapter 7 “This is John Galt Speaking”. This chapter can be deservingly called “a heart” of the novel. Everybody would agree that the book by Rand possesses many unique characteristics, but it is essential to consider “Atlas Shrugged” to be not only a fiction, but philosophic message that may seem not very understandable at first. It is not right to consider the novel as contrasting the “good” socialism and “bad” capitalism. This approach represents not only the simplification... of human efforts, the capital and governmental...
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Discussion question
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...Ayn Rand and ‘Capitalism and Freedom’ by Milton Friedman are essential references. Question 1 Today the most powerful ways individual use their body to express themselves visually is through body piercing. Body piercing has become the self-expression, reclamation or enhancement tactic in current society. In most societies, the habit of body piercing is all over, mainly among young citizens, who are getting a number of body parts pierced either as a declaration of their personal individualism, a recuperation of their bodies... Discussion question Introduction This is a discussion paper analyzing capitalism as one of the key topics in this To discussion the question, ‘Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal’ by Ayn...
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Book Report About Capitalism/Entrepreneurship
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...Ayn Rand and published in 1957 in the US, is a criticism of the power exercised by the as against the free will of the people. As the title of the novel indicates, the story of Atlas has been used as a metaphor in this novel. Atlas, “the giant who holds the world on his shoulders” has been equated with the citizens of a society, who are holding up the society as a functional entity. One character of the novel saying that he would advice Atlas to shrug so that the world does not continue to crush him under his weight, is the catch line of this novel. The story of the novel happens in the US in a time in future when the nation has turned totally into a corrupt... ?Atlas Shrugged, a novel written by Ayn...
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Book Review of We the Living
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...Ayn Rand's book, We the Living. What does this novel reveal about life in the early years of the Soviet Union (1920s)? Who were "we the living," and what did Communism ultimately mean to these people? What three groups do Kira, Leo, and Andrei represent? Be specific and bring in evidence from Rand's book to answer these questions.  ’We The Living’ is the first published work of Ayn Rand. The novel deals with Communism and its various drawbacks. Having escaped from Communist Russia into the United States during her late teens, the novel thus represents a first-hand view of her experiences in Russia. In this...
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...Rand 104). In a general sense, d’Anconia argues that men must be in a position to contemplate that money is the root of good and not evil. Otherwise if they continue to perceive money a sourced of evil, then they risk having continuous destruction in their life. In the event that money is no longer a viable tool where men can clearly use to deal with one another, the same men are bond to become tools of fellow men. According to d’Anconia, the meaning of money basically lies on the perception of men, and how they have continuously gained the medium. Hence, it could be argue that the meaning of money depends on the understanding of men (Rand 104). Works...
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Objectivism and Collectivism
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...Ayn Rand in the year 1937 though it was published a year later. In this book the author manages to depict the two philosophies in various scenarios and through various characters within the story that can help one compare the two. It is suggested as a matter of fact that Ayn Rand was the individual who came up with the philosophy of Objectivism so it is no surprise that it is displayed phenomenally in this piece of literature (Mayhew 154). Objectivism refers to a philosophy that advocates that the purpose of an individual’s life is the discovery of their own happiness and thus morality... Objectivism and Collectivism It is within man’s nature to think and reason and thus one of the main topics that have ...
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Ubermensch, the Superman, and who he really is
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...Ayn Rand for years with differing conclusions being reached. As he demonstrates in his work Thus Spake Zarathustra, Nietzsche’s idea of superman held that he was a man... Ubermensch, the Superman, and who he really is The concept of a superhero has been around for a long time. When someone in this country talks about Superman, they think of the guy in the blue tights and red cape. There are also many other heroic figures in our mythology that embody what we think of when we consider the term ‘superman’. But what exactly do we mean when we think of a man who is over and above all the rest? This question has been considered by philosophers and thinkers such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Bernard Shaw and...
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Individualism and collectivism paper
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...Ayn Rand). The main consequence of individualism on self identity is the engendering of independence and individual achievement; promotion of self expression, individual thinking and personal choice. The main attributes of individualism are egalitarianism in relationships and individual ownership of property. Collectivism brings... of the of the of the Individualism and Collectivism. Individualism is a doctrine according to which society is an artificial device, whose existence is only for the sake of its members as individuals, and properly judged only according to criteria established by them as individuals. The English Philosopher Thomas Hobbs and the British Economist Adam Smith proclaimed this...
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Technology ,Rights, Value and Free society
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...Ayn Rand and Emmanuel Mesthene. These two intellectuals are both extremist— ‘capitalistic’ Rand, ‘collectivist’ Mesthene. Rand argues for individual rights, while Mesthene advocates the collective or common good. Examples of this clash between individual rights and the common good thrive. This essay argues that individual rights and the common good can be reconciled... ? Individual Rights and the Common Good: A Conflicting or Harmonious Relationship? Introduction The issue of the alleged incompatibility between individual rights and the greater good or the good of the larger society has been one of the most seriously and repeatedly debated in contemporary life; the very issue contrarily interpreted by...
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...Ayn Rand philosophy. It your freedom to think, produce, go high as far as our ability can take and take actions... Proffesor Insititution Philosophy essay Philosophy is the concept of a man as a heroic being with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life productive achievement being his noblest activity and the absolute reason. I will consider five main categories mainly: reality, epistemology, self, freedom and ethics. Epistemology It is all about what truth is and how we gain knowledge of anything. Exercise of free will is important in attaining knowledge beyond what is given in perception. Deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning, concept-formation have to be adhered to so as to attain...
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Dialectical Discourse Journal
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...Ayn Rand is cited to have influenced his concepts and thoughts with regard to economic principles. Greenspan adopted Rand’s philosophy on economics which saw him become an ardent supporter and promoter of laissez-faire/free capitalism, individual effort and self-interest. His economic policies are accredited with influencing the longest economic expansion in American history. His concepts on individualism and self-interests are debated topics in various economics discourse communities. Friedrich von Hayek is regarded as both a philosopher and an economist who was born on the 8th of May... Economics Dialectical Journal Economics involves the study of people and entities’ activities in managing scarce...
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"Waiting for lefty" and " On the waterfront"
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...Ayn Rands The Fountainhead. New York: Lexington Books, 2007. Sami, Gholamreza. Ragged Individualism: America in the Political Drama of The 1930s. Bloomington: Gholamreza Sami, 2011.... Introduction Collective refers to a concept of prioritizing a group over a people. This ideology necessitates the interdependence of human beings. Personal interests are not of importance in comparison to the social cohesion. In consideration of the feelings as well as the needs of others, the success of an individual is assured. Individualism chiefly identifies with self; the ideology prioritizes the needs of an individual before those of a group. The concept can be described as being self-sufficient. In the film, On the ...
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Ethical and Psychological Egoism
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...Ayn Rand, is based on Ethical Egoism (Bass n.d.). It contends... Egoism: The Theory of Self-Interest Egoism, the advocating of self-interest, is a pervasive notion that everyone has selfish desires that must be satisfied. Derived from the Latin word 'ego' meaning self, egoism has had support from some unlikely corners and has gathered the wrath of others. When taken to extremes, either in society or analysis, it can become problematic. We can identify the obstacles it presents in life by the negative depiction of an 'egotistical person' or 'their ego got in the way'. Though as a philosophy it is untenable, it is useful in the development of society, economic systems, and our study of altruistic...
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The Cause of the Doom of the Phoenix-Durango
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...Ayn Rand apparently wished to acquaint the reader quite early on in the novel with the destructive consequences of giving the majority the sanction and the weapon to deal a death-blow to the creative, productive, proactive individual. This was perhaps essential for the full comprehension of the difference in Dagny Taggart's, Hank Rearden's, Francisco d'Anconia's or John Galt's... Respect for the Rotten Majority: The Cause of the Doom of the Phoenix-Durango The fact that the majority is invariably wrong on any point distinguished by the slightest element of doubt or controversy, or on any issue which demands the power of serious discrimination, should not really surprise the discerning. Anyone who takes...
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Hank Reardens Philosophy
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...Ayn Rand's philosophy. A back ground information on Rand will simply open doors for the understanding of the character foibles and depths that Rearden has become and the strength that he has imparted. Raynd's works often move around the subject of moral... From childhood's hour I have not been As others were-I have not seen As others saw. -Edgar Allan Poe, "Alone" Hank Rearden does not apply the same philosophy to his personal life that he applies to his business. In what way does this contradiction harm him psychologically and practically What is the central error that he makes How does correcting his error improve his life Overview Hank Rearden's quirks cannot be discussed at length without touching A...
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Explain the concept of majority rule with minority rights
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...Ayn Rand, the "smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.4" The first example is Section 1 of Amendment XV of Constitution, which proclaims that "the right... Objective IV4 102.6.6-13 Explain the concept of majority rule with minority rights. There is hardly a person on the world who has never heard the word "democracy". This is a complex and polyhedral term and it is very important to understand its meaning properly. There are many definitions of democracy such as: 1. Government by the people exercised either directly or through elected representatives; 2. A political or social unit that has such a government; 3. ...
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Multicultralism
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...Ayn Rand institute, those advancing the multicultural mindset seek to create "a growing force in America's universities and public life. Multiculturalism is the view that all cultures, from that of a spirits-worshiping tribe to that of an advanced industrial civilization, are equal in value. . . . Multiculturalism seeks to obliterate the value of a free... Introduction The story is told about 4 blind men walking together down a jungle path. The four found that traveling together served each of them morethan traveling alone. As only a blind man can tell, there are many problems and obstacles to the blind. Even a slight bump in the road or unexpected turn can catch the blind off guard, and present a...
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...Ayn Rand, The Great Escape, and Hitchcock’s The Birds. Matheson argues that these allusions are not for satire, but to capture deep meanings and to connect them to the story and the characters. These allusions are successful in keeping the humor tight and meaningful in The Simpsons. Apart from quotationalism, hyper-ironism shows the bleak humor of the show. Matheson asserts that modern society has “a pervasive crisis of authority,” which the show also describes through its undercutting of moral positions, including its own cynicism. He says that hyper-ironism is present in how The Simpsons attacks itself for its lack... April 10, Matheson’s “The Simpsons, Hyper-Irony, and the Meaning of Life” Comedies...
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An argumentative paper with a thesis statement which argues for or against liberty for the individual
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...Ayn Rand’s “Anthem” we see how the totalitarian society of the future, representing the anti-Enlightenment ideal, views the Uncharted Forest. The Uncharted Forest is where the natural rights of man as posited by Locke and others reside, and it is here that Equality 7-2521 must escape to in order to find liberty and freedom as an individual. In the society represented... Thesis: Natural law preserves Liberty in the mind of the individual and through its rediscovery, the individual can resist oppression and totalitarianism, as represented in the future civilizations of “Anthem” & “1984” and the stories of their heroes. In the United States, the concept of Liberty is a foundational one, rooted in the Declara...
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Personhood, Rationality and Morality
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...Ayn Rand (1993), a post-modern feminist philosopher argued that a self is a reality and a person is a being of reason. Thus, as a reality, the self is a self (Rand, 1993). A is A. No ambiguity; an objectivist view (Rand, 1993). A person is a rational being and his means... Topic: The Sorites paradox suggests that certain terms, like ‘heap’, ‘bald’, ‘tall’, etc. are vague, that there are instances where we cannot say with certainty whether or not the term applies. Parfit argues that similar considerations (the spectrum cases) show that ‘personal identity’ is likewise vague. Is his argument convincing? The rational self and its personal identity are perceptible and what ever is deemed imperceptible under...
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