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Philosophy: Who Needs It

By Ayn Rand


From the title essay: "A philosophic system is an integrated view of existence. As a human being, you have no choice about the fact that you need a philosophy. Your only choice is whether you define your philosophy by a conscious, rational, disciplined process of thought . . . or let your subconscious accumulate a junk heap of unwarranted conclusions." Ayn Rand

Table of Contents


1. Philosophy: Who Needs It

2. Philosophical Detection

3. The Metaphysical Versus the Man-Made

4. The Missing Link

5. Selfishness Without a Self

6. An Open Letter to Boris Spassky

7. Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World

8. From the Horse’s Mouth

9. Kant Versus Sullivan

10. Causality Versus Duty

11. An Untitled Letter

12. Egalitarianism and Inflation

13. The Stimulus and the Response

14. The Establishing of an Establishment

15. Censorship: Local and Express

16. Fairness Doctrine for Education

17. What Can One Do?

18. Don’t Let It Go


(Paperback; 228 pages)

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