Leonard Peikoff is universally recognized as the preeminent Rand scholar writing today. He worked closely with Ayn Rand for thirty years and was designated. This brilliantly conceived and organized book is Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s classic text on the abstract principles and practical applications of Objectivism. This brilliantly conceived and organized book is Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s classic text on the abstract principles and practical applications of Objectivism, based on.

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Peikoff, a leading scholar and advocate of Rand’s work, offers a lengthy study of her philosophical views. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Leonard Peikoff presents a comprehensive overview objetivism the philosophy of Objectivism. He systematically covers all the branches of philosophy, from metaphysics through esthetics, rationally validating his foundations and successively building point by point.


Rand’s many revolutionary concepts, from the primacy of existence to psycho-epistemology to concept formation objectivis the importance of context and hierarchy, are covered leoard detail and clearly explained. The base of metaphysics and epistemology leads inexorably to her ethics and politics.

This book should be read by anyone interested in philosophy which is peikff a wide as audience as possible. Even for those who don’t agree with her, this book will present her actual ideas, which is very rare when her ,eonard is brought up in discussions.

Read it for yourself and make your own conclusions about her ideas and where she may have erred. For those familiar with her ideas, this book will reaffirm the importance of ideas in life and will display her truly unique intellect.

It is simply impossible to come away from this book without having learned anything. It is written as a philosophical treatise, but is very readable and thought provoking.

Leonard Peikoff is Ayn Rand’s chosen heir and the most qualified person and he undoubtedly lived up to his reputation. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It is leonatd carefully and clearly written treatise on the most important treatment of Philosophy.

I have always thought, seeing how succesful Mankind is in the growth of the so called exact sciences, as opposed to the catastrophe we have in Ethics and Politics, that these two extremely important subjects should be given to the engineers and scientists responsible for landing Man on the Moon, for their study and development.

That is exactly what Ayn Rand has given pekioff. For the first time Philosophy is an exact science. It is simply a Science, if science is knowlege, objectiviem and unadulterated. Thus, Objectivism is all you need if you want consistent and leonadr answers to the basic questions we all have in Ethics and Politics. We can dispense with all the nonsense we were taught. Kant et al can and should be put to rest. They are a ripe subject for Archeologists.


Any Rand is the best influential thinker since Aristotle! Otherwise, some of the concepts discussed in this book will seem confusing. This is the finest explication of Ayn Rand’s philosophy ever written. Not only is this a “must read,” but also a “must own,” for any student of Objectivism. Having read ojbectivism philosophical treatises, I was prepared to have to wrestle with this one. The explanations are very accessible and Peikoff makes a good case for Objectivism.

This book could save the world from horrible german philosophers, those bad ideas causing such damage currently.

The best, most easily assimilated work on Rand’s brilliant philosophy. Second objectivlsm probably be the collection of Branden’s early lecture course. A very good exposition leonafd Rand’s position. Actually makes all previous philosophy “obsolete”, as if Bertrand Russell didn’t already do that. A neglected but vitally important book, for those who believe in Reason and Freedom, and who have hope for the future of mankind. If you love Reason and logical argument, you’ll love this book.

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