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    Objectivism

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    Socialist realism and neoconstructivist objectivism 1. Socialist realism and the cultural paradigm of expression If one examines the cultural paradigm of expression, one is faced with a choice: either accept predialectic cultural theory or conclude that the goal of the poet is significant form. However, in Clerks, Smith reiterates neoconstructivist objectivism; in Chasing Amy he deconstructs the cultural paradigm of expression. The subject is contextualised into a socialist realism that includes

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    Objectivism and The Fountainhead

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    Objectivism and The Fountainhead How should we live our lives? Do you live for others or for yourself? What do you deem to be the ideal: selflessness, or selfishness? Why? Ayn Rand’s novel The Fountainhead addresses these issues and her philosophy behind it called Objectivism. Her rebellious rhetoric is to convince us that the only true virtue is selfishness and that we should abide by its standards and live for ourselves. Ayn Rand was from the Soviet Union, and her background helps us to

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    Ayn Rand and Objectivism By Danil Kolesnikov Ayn Rand, a Russian-American philosopher who had influenced Western society in 20th century with her ideas of rational egoism, laissez-faire capitalism, elevation of reason and comprehensive philosophical system called Objectivism. Alisa Rosenbaum (her original name) was born and raised in Russian Empire in the beginning of 20th century. She was from a well-to-do family. Her father was a successful entrepreneur who run his own pharmacy and her mother

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    Ayn Rand Objectivism

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    Ayn Rand is amazing because of her philosophy of objectivism and the fact that she is both a novelist and a philosopher. She has one of the most interesting life. Objectivism's central tenets are that reality exists independently of consciousness, that human beings have direct contact with reality through sense perception, that one can attain objective knowledge from perception through the process of concept formation. She described its essence as "the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own

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    essay on objectivism is valid. But if Batailleist `powerful communication' holds, we have to choose between structuralist rationalism and postmodern textual theory. If one examines objectivism, one is faced with a choice: either accept Batailleist `powerful communication' or conclude that art is part of the dialectic of reality. Debord uses the term 'textual theory' to denote the meaninglessness, and hence the rubicon, of prematerial class. However, Baudrillard promotes the use of objectivism to read

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    Objectivism is defined as “an ethical theory that moral good is objectively (based on facts rather than feelings or opinions) real or that moral precepts are objectively valid.” (Webster). Demonstrated by Ayn Rand in the book, The Fountainhead, objectivism seems to most, to be morally wrong, and socially impractical, despite seeming to be a stress-free way of life. In The Fountainhead, Howard Roark does not see relationships as necessary, but as a means to an end. For America to be purely objectivist

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    Objectism in The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand

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    Standing as, perhaps, one of the most controversial and, simultaneously, innovative philosophies of the twentieth century, Ayn Rand's Objectivism philosophy has gathered an unprecedented following. Demonstrated and explained in detail through the use of the characters Howard Roark, Ellsworth Toohey, Peter Keating, and Dominique Francon in her infamous novel The Fountainhead, Rand creates a storyline that effectively portrays all aspects of society - its evils and its goods. Rand's employment of

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    from college (Ayn Rand Intitute). She came to America to escape the fighting brought on by Communism (ARI). Witnessing first-hand the evils of communism influenced Ayn Rand to develop her own, now widely accepted, "philosophical system, called Objectivism" (Kavanaugh). Rand, through hypnotic, amazing writing, created a character to personify her system. That character is Howard Roark. She also created his friend and archrival, Peter Keating. The novel begins with the two characters, at the end

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    iconoclast, with the dark realm of Dionysian passion. Conversely, by linking reason with independence, she gave it a romantic quality as a tool of creative freedom, not a constraint. Works Cited and Consulted Peikoff, Leonard. The Philosophy of Objectivism, A Brief Summary. Stein and Day, 1982. Rand, Ayn. The Fountainhead. New York: Plume, 1994. Walker, Jeff. The Ayn Rand Cult. Carus Publishing Company, 1999

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    community stems from her controversial viewpoints on various topics and her fierce criticism of intellectuals Jonathan Chait in his book review “Ayn Rand and the Invincible Cult of Selfishness on the American Right” describes Rand’s philosophy objectivism as, “…premised on absolute centrality of logic to all human endeavors.” (Chait) Chait also draws parallels between parts of Rand’s philosophy and Marxism, “The bifurcated class analysis did not end the similarities between Rand’s worldview and Marxism

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