This page offers some information about Ayn Rand and Objectivism, with hyperlinks pointing to additional information.
Ayn Rand was the world-famous author of two best-selling philosophical novels, The Fountainhead, 1943, and Atlas Shrugged, 1957. Subsequently, Miss Rand wrote several volumes of non-fiction in which she outlined her unique philosophical system, Objectivism, and used its principles to analyze a wide range of political and cultural issues. Miss Rand died in 1982.
To quote Miss Rand, ``My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.''
The premier source of information on Objectivism is the Ayn Rand Institute. The FAQ file is a list of frequently asked questions about Objectivism (including answers, of course); a newer version is available in HTML format. The ORG file is an Objectivism Resource Guide; a newer version is available in HTML format.
The Penn State Objectivist Club is a student organization at the Pennsylvania State University.
Stephen G. Simpson / email@example.com / 26 August 1999