Atlas Shrugged and Objectivism Continued

The more I read about objectivism and Ayn Rand – the latest being this London Review of Books overview of her works – the more I befuddled I become at how people are simply in love with her and her books. Out of the four basic principles of Objectivism, I happen to agree with two of them:

Politics: capitalism
Epistemology: reason

But not with:

Metaphysics: objective reality (I’m more of a relativist)
Ethics: self-interest (what??)

I reviewed Atlas Shrugged here. Sure – I love the emphasis on the mind and intellectualism…but not enough of it to make it my life philosophy.

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