A Critique of Ayn Rand's Philosophy of Religion

A Critique of Ayn Rand's Philosophy of Religion

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Ayn Randa€™s philosophy has once again found an important part on the American political stage. With the rise of the Tea Party movement, her political and economic philosophy has infused the American public discourse with a new Libertarian vitality. Ironically, many of her new followers identify themselves as committed Christians, a prospect that Rand herself would have rejected. This book critically reviews Randa€™s secular-atheist philosophy of religion, which includes her theory of altruism, collectivism, and statism, and asks the questions: How did Ayn Rand become conservative Christiansa€™ favorite atheist?; Can Christianity, or any other prophetic religion, be reconciled with her philosophy of greed, selfishness, and capitalism?; Can one be both a Christian and a dedicated follower of Ayn Rand?; Can one appropriate her political and economic philosophy while rejecting her radical atheism and anti-religious stance?Yet, her answer to the existence of smog is not a€œhow do we alleviate the problem, a€ which would be a rational question, but is ... But dona#39;t forbid others to live there ( Rand, 2005: 10). ... At the moment, it is a profit making endeavor that serves two masters, the Mitsubishi Corporation and the petite-bourgeois Japanese whoanbsp;...

Title:A Critique of Ayn Rand's Philosophy of Religion
Author:Dustin J. Byrd
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2015-02-05


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