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Objectivism and the Corruption of Rationality: A Critique of Ayn Rand's Epistemology

Ryan, Scott

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ISBN 10: 0595267335 / ISBN 13: 9780595267330
Published by Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A.: Writers Club Pr, 2003
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Title: Objectivism and the Corruption of ...

Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A.: Writers Club Pr

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

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Ayn Rand presented Objectivism as a philosophy of reason. But is it? That is the question Scott Ryan seeks to answer in this careful examination of the Objectivist epistemology and its alleged sufficiency as the philosophical foundation of a free and prosperous commonwealth. Sorting painstakingly through Rand's writings on the subject, Mr. Ryan concludes that the epistemology of Objectivism is incoherent and debases both the concept and the practice of rationality.

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Scott Ryan has been a musician, a mathematics teacher, a writer, a database production editor, a husband and father, and a libertarian gadfly. He holds a master's degree in mathematics and has had a lifelong interest in philosophy. At the time of this writing (2003) he is working toward a professional law degree, intending to specialize in intellectual property law, cyberlaw, and alternatives to litigation. He lives in Silver Lake, Ohio, with his family.

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