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Ayn Rand posted 05 January 2007 in Philosophy DiscussionAyn Rand by avatar_of_existence, Peralogue

I've read both the Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and would like to point out that Ayn Rand is a very angry woman. And no wonder, the heroes of all her books are men, she probably spent hours writing about people she hates (long sections of both books dwell on the antagonists drugdgery), and she is a moral absolutist! (like the Bush administration). This being said, I did read all 900 something pages of Atlas Shrugged and the Fountainhead, but sometimes the books would make me so angry I wouldn't be able to sleep later! I've been to an objectivist conference, and the primary speaker was literally frothing at the mouth! Any moral philosophy that allows you to judge those around you while making yourself into the paragon of morality is likely a philisophical dead end. view post


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