The first volume to offer a comprehensive scholarly treatment of Rand’s entire corpus (including her novels, her philosophical essays, and her analysis of the events of her times), this Companion provides vital orientation and context for scholars and educated readers grappling with a controversial and understudied thinker whose enduring influence on American (and world) culture is increasingly recognized.
- The first publication to provide an in-depth scholarly treatment ranging over the whole of Rand’s corpus
- Provides informed contextual analysis for scholars in a variety of disciplines
- Presents original research on unpublished material and drafts from the Rand archives in California
- Features insightful and fair-minded interpretations of Rand’s controversial positions
Keywords: Ayn Rand; objectivism; moral psychology; ethical theory; literature; ethical egoism; romantic realism; political theory; economic theory; free market; Atlas Shrugged; The Fountainhead, Political Philosophy & Theory, Literary & Cultural Theory, Political Philosophy & Theory, Literary & Cultural Theory