The Benefits and Hazards of the Philosophy of Ayn Rand

@article{Branden1984TheBA,
  title={The Benefits and Hazards of the Philosophy of Ayn Rand},
  author={Nathaniel Branden},
  journal={Journal of Humanistic Psychology},
  year={1984},
  volume={24},
  pages={39 - 64}
}
  • Nathaniel Branden
  • Published 1 October 1984
  • Art, Philosophy
  • Journal of Humanistic Psychology
For eighteen years I was a close associate of novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand whose books, notably The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrrugged, inspired a philosophical movement known as objectivism. This philosophy places its central emphasis on reason, individualism, enlightened self-interest, political freedom-and a heroic vision of life's possibilities. Following an explosive parting of the ways with Ayn Rand in 1968, I have been asked many times about the nature of our differences. This article is… 

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Today man's mind is under attack by all the leading schools of philosophy. We are told that we cannot trust our senses, that logic is arbitrary, that concepts have no basis in reality. Ayn Rand