Objectivism Literature


There are many sources of print and other media where you can learn more.

Club Readings

For the December 5, 2005 Meeting:
Theme: Property (Politics and Government)

John Locke:
Second Treatise on Government: Chapter V: Property.

For the November 2005 Meeting:
Theme: Reason (Epistemology)

Ayn Rand:
Cognition, Concept Formation, Abstractions.

Immanuel Kant:
The introduction to the Critique of Pure Reason from http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/~ppp/cpr/toc.html.

Getting Started with Philosophy

Objectivist philosophy is an excellent starting place for you to begin to read philosophy. The best non-technical introduction to Objectivism is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. From the book jacket: "Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged is unlike any other book you have ever read. It is a mystery story, not about the murder of a man's body, but about the murder -- and rebirth -- of man's spirit." The book is fiction.

A good technical non-fiction introduction is Leonard Peikoff's Introduction to Objectivism.

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