Philosophy: Who Needs It (Ayn Rand Library)

by Ayn Rand, Leonard Peikoff

This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in1982.

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 308 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.86 out of 5
  • Published November 1st 1984 by Penguin USA
  • Original Title: Philosophy: Who Needs It
  • ISBN: 0451138937 (ISBN13: 9780451138934)
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This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics. According to Ayn Rand, the choice we make is not whether to have a philosophy, but which one to have rational, conscious, and therefore practical or contradictory, unidentified, and ultimately lethal. Written with all the clarity and eloquence that have placed Ayn Rands Objectivist philosophy in the mainstream of American thought, these essays range over such basic issues as education, morality, censorship, and inflation to prove that philosophy is the fundamental force in all our lives.