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  • Full Title: Philosophy: Who Needs It
  • Author(s): Ayn Rand, with an introduction by Leonard Peikoff
  • Year Published: 1982
  • Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill (hardcover, paperback); MacMillan Publishing (paperback); Signet (paperback)
  • Publication Type: Commercial
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-52725-1 (hardcover), 0-672-52795-2 (paperback), 0-02-066900-3 (paperback), 0-451-13249-1 (paperback), 0-451-13891-7 (paperback), 0-451-17394-5 (paperback)
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  • Description: This is a collection of essays. Although the book was published posthumously with final editing by Leonard Peikoff, Rand had begun work on the collection prior to her death. Most of the essays originally appeared in The Ayn Rand Letter.
  • Cover blurb:

    Who needs philosophy? Ayn Rand's answer: Everyone.

    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 Rand's 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. (From a Signet paperback printing.)


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