Introducing the Philosophy
What is Objectivism?
Objectivism is a philosophy for living. It promotes values like love, friendship, wealth, and comfort. It respects science, technology, and innovation. It emphasizes reason and clarity. It values purposefulness, achievement, and success. It reveres passionate living, and pursing the greatest heights. It sets personal happiness as your goal, and gives you the tools to figure out how to achieve it.
Ayn Rand's Fiction
-Ayn Rand developed Objectivism and described it through her novels
-Over 5 million copies of Atlas Shrugged have been sold since it was written
-Atlas Shrugged was voted the second most influential book in America after the Bible by a survey conducted by the Book-of-the-Month Club and the Library of Congress
Since the ideas were first introduced, the philosophy has come a long way. There are several magazines dedicated to these ideas. There are multiple organizations that promote the philosophy. There is an academic journal, yearly conferences, online forums, websites, books, and lectures on tape/CDs. The ideas are taught by professors in many universities, and there is a professional society called the Ayn Rand Society affiliated with the American Philosophical Association.
Here are some quick descriptions of the philosophy for those that are new to it.
Objectivism's View of the World
Guide for Living
Liberty and Life
Where Emotions Fit In