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Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies

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  • Full Title: Atheism, Ayn Rand, and Other Heresies
  • Author(s): George H. Smith
  • Year Published: 1991
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication Type: Commercial
  • ISBN-10: 0-87975-577-6 (hardcover)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-87975-577-5 (hardcover)
  • Description: As the title suggests, this essay collection includes discussions of a variety of topics. These are grouped into the categories of "Atheism" (eight essays), "Ayn Rand" (three essays) and "Other Heresies" (six essays).


Chapters significantly related to Ayn Rand or Objectivism are indicated in bold.

Part I: Atheism

  1. My Path to Atheism
  2. Atheism and the Virtue of Reasonableness
  3. Defining Atheism
  4. Atheist Commentaries
  5. Christianity, Philosophy, and the Gods
  6. Philosophies of Toleration
  7. Deism and the Assault on Revealed Religion
  8. The Literature of Freethough

Part II: Ayn Rand

  1. Atheism and Objectivism
  2. Ayn Rand: Philosophy and Controversy
  3. Objectivism as a Religion

Part III: Other Heresies

  1. The Righteous Persecution of Drug Consumers and Other Heretics
  2. Will the Real Herbert Spencer Please Stand Up?
  3. Frantz Fanon and John Locke at Stanford
  4. For Reasons of State: Public Education in America
  5. Children's Rights in Political Philosophy
  6. Justice Entrepeneurship in a Free Market

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