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Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 1:36pmSanction this postReply
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Sounds good - let's hope it is not priced beyond means...



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Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 7:42pmSanction this postReply
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It's official.  No mention of price, but small-run academic books can be hideously expensive.
 
June 15, 2010
To: ARS members and contributors
From: Allan Gotthelf

On behalf of the ARS Steering Committee, I am delighted to report that the first book in the Society's new series, Ayn Rand Society Philosophical Studies, has been announced in the University of Pittsburgh Press's Fall 2010 catalog. The book, as you know from my previous memo, is titled Metaethics, Egoism, and Virtue: Studies in Ayn Rand's Normative Theory. I have served as editor and James G. Lennox as associate editor. Contributors include: Paul Bloomfield, Helen Cullyer, Allan Gotthelf, Lester H. Hunt, Irfan Khawaja, Tara Smith, Christine Swanton, and Darryl Wright. The volume will be released at the end of November 2010.

A .pdf of the catalog page may be found at
http://www.upress.pitt.edu/htmlSourceFiles/pdfs/Fa10catalog.pdf
The book announcement is on catalog p.13. (It is p.15 on your .pdf toolbar, which also counts the outside and inside front cover.)

I am also very pleased to announce that the Press will make the book available to Ayn Rand Society members (paid up for AY 2010-11) and contributors (for AY 2010-11) at a discount of 30%. In the next couple of months I will issue a solicitation for dues and contributions for the coming academic year. Upon payment, members and contributors will receive a discount code for use in ordering either through the Press' website or its 800 number. Those already paid for 2010-11 will receive the code at that time.






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Monday, June 21, 2010 - 7:03pmSanction this postReply
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The contents of the premier issue of Ayn Rand Society Philosophical Studies are as follows:

Metaethics, Egoism, and Virtue: Studies in Ayn Rand’s Normative Theory

Reason, Choice, and the Ultimate End
Reasoning about Ends: Life as a Value in Ayn Rand's Ethics
—Darryl Wright
The Choice to Value
—Allan Gotthelf

Metaethics: Objectivist and Analytic
The Foundations of Ethics: Objectivism and Analytic Philosophy*
—Irfan Khawaja
Rand as Eudaimonist: Replies to Khawaja*
—Paul Bloomfield

Egoism and Virtue in Nietzsche and Rand
Nietzsche and Rand as Virtuous Egoists
—Christine Swanton
Virtue and Sacrifice: Response to Swanton
—Darryl Wright

Author Meets Critics: Tara Smith's Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics
Rational Selves, Friends, and the Social Virtues
—Helen Cullyer
Egoistic Relations with Others: Response to Cullyer
—Tara Smith
Virtuous Egoism and Virtuous Altruism
—Christine Swanton
On Altruism, and the Role of Virtues in Rand's Egoism: Response to Swanton
—Tara Smith
What Is Included in Virtue?
—Lester H. Hunt
The Primacy of Action in Virtue: Response to Hunt
—Tara Smith

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I’m looking forward especially to the entry by Gotthelf and the two entries by Wright.





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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 3:40amSanction this postReply
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Thanks, Stephen.

The variety of contributors makes this look interesting as a way to assess the level of understanding, level of debate among somewhat favorably disposed academics.

Even though much of this - and the debate over it - is familiar material to me and I have a lot of good non-philosophical and non-objectivist material waiting to be read, I'll probably buy the book* and keep my fingers crossed.

* depending on price (after discount) as robert said - if it's not the usual exorbitant small-circulation academic ripoff, only affordable by subsidized professors and a handful of university libraries.


(Edited by Philip Coates on 6/22, 3:52am)




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Friday, June 25, 2010 - 8:47pmSanction this postReply
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Then would have to borrow it from the library and xerox copies - be the only way to get a copy cheaply...



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Friday, June 25, 2010 - 8:54pmSanction this postReply
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The catalog Gotthelf links to says $30.  Could be worse.



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Friday, June 25, 2010 - 8:58pmSanction this postReply
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Ahh - that at least is 'doable'...




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Monday, November 8, 2010 - 6:04pmSanction this postReply
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Metaethics, Egoism, and Virtue has been issued,
and one can now look inside at this link.


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PS
I have commented on the entry by Prof. Khawaja here
and the entry by Prof. Bloomfield here.

(Edited by Stephen Boydstun on 11/09, 4:52am)




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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 2:54pmSanction this postReply
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Thanks, Stephen.

I really, really liked your response to Prof. Bloomfield!

Ed




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Tuesday, December 17 - 6:24pmSanction this postReply
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The second volume in the ARS Philosophical Studies series is:
Concepts and Their Role in Knowledge: Reflections on Objectivist Epistemology
(Pittsburgh 2013)

The book has been reviewed at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews here.




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