About
Content
Store
Forum

Rebirth of Reason
War
People
Archives
Objectivism

Books Sorted by Rating

Sanctions: 28Sanctions: 28Sanctions: 28Sanction this BookEditFavorite
The Demon-Haunted World: Science As a Candle in the Dark
The Demon-Haunted World: Science As a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan muses on the current state of scientific thought, which offers him marvelous opportunities to entertain us with his own childhood experiences, the newspaper morgues, UFO stories, and the assorted flotsam and jetsam of pseudoscience. Along the way he debunks alien abduction, faith-healing, and channeling; refutes the arguments that scienc... (See the whole review)

(Added by Barry Kayton on 3/01/2004, 2:13pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (10 messages)

Sanctions: 28Sanctions: 28Sanctions: 28Sanction this BookEditFavorite
The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America
The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America by Burton W. Folsom

The Myth of the Robber Barons describes the role of key entrepreneurs in the economic growth of the United States from 1850 to 1910. The entrepreneurs studied are Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, James J. Hill, Andrew Mellon, Charles Schwab, and the Scranton family. Most historians argue that these men, and others like them, were Robber B... (See the whole review)

(Added by Maria Feht on 3/07/2010, 6:08pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (5 messages)

Sanctions: 25Sanctions: 25Sanctions: 25Sanction this BookEditFavorite
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Bought this yesterday, finished it last night. Was drawn to it because of the interest by my 24 year old son. IMO, one of the most wildly effective political books aimed at modern youth ever. And, this is great, fantastic news for Ayn Rand fans. It's crystal clear depiction of heroic individuals in the face of an oppressive to... (See the whole review)

(Added by Fred Bartlett on 3/17, 11:34am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (56 messages)

Sanctions: 24Sanctions: 24Sanctions: 24Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning (Hardcover)
Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning (Hardcover) by Jonah Goldberg

Book Description ... (See the whole review)

(Added by robert malcom on 1/09/2008, 5:19pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (18 messages)

Sanctions: 22Sanctions: 22Sanctions: 22Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

The story of people finding the moral conviction to live their own lives, and of a man who stops the motor of the world to pave the way.  This is Ayn Rand's magnum opus. It is her comprehensive philosophical novel, dealing with each of the major categories of philosophy. This book lays down the basis of her entire philosophy in a compelling story. ...

(Added by Joseph Rowlands on 3/01/2004, 9:28pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (0 messages)

Sanctions: 21Sanctions: 21Sanctions: 21Sanction this BookEditFavorite
The Fountainhead
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

This is Ayn Rand's first popular novel which brought her fame and a large following. "It is the story of a gifted young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggled to defeat him." (back cover) It shows man as a heroic being: Howard Roark, the perfect Egoist.

(Added by Joseph Rowlands on 3/01/2004, 9:47pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (7 messages)

Sanctions: 21Sanctions: 21Sanctions: 21Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders
Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders by Jamie Whyte

Crimes Against Logic: Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders by Jamie Whyte. (McGraw-Hill 2004, 157 pages.) ... (See the whole review)

(Added by Michael E. Marotta on 9/03/2008, 6:39am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (8 messages)

Sanctions: 18Sanctions: 18Sanctions: 18Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Anthem
Anthem by Ayn Rand

A short novella about a man trapped in a future society that has taken collectivism to its full and natural course. He struggles against that society and eventually breaks free and discovers the most glorious word in the english language, "I".

(Added by Joseph Rowlands on 3/01/2004, 9:51pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (0 messages)

Sanctions: 18Sanctions: 18Sanctions: 18Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Objectivity Archive
Objectivity Archive by Editor, Stephen Boydstun

I am happy to announce Objectivity Archive. This site is an archive and library of Objectivity, now freely open to all readers and researchers.   Objectivity is a journal of metaphysics, epistemology, and theory of value informed by modern science. It consists of two volumes, each with six issues. It was a hardcopy journal, for subscribers, p... (See the whole review)

(Added by Stephen Boydstun on 4/02/2007, 6:25am)

Discuss this Book (5 messages)

Sanctions: 18Sanctions: 18Sanctions: 18Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Ayn Rand Nation
Ayn Rand Nation by Gary Weiss

I have just finished this hot-off-the-press book. I can summarize it in one word, "sneering." He sneers at Objectivism, Rand, libertarianism and the Tea Party from the first page to the last. Weiss's goal is to show how the "cult" of Rand has influenced the Tea Party movement and the resurgence of "extreme" right wing politics. He acknowledges the ... (See the whole review)

(Added by Sam Erica on 3/05, 11:02am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (6 messages)

Sanctions: 17Sanctions: 17Sanctions: 17Sanction this BookEditFavorite
The Transhumanist Wager
The Transhumanist Wager by Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan’s new novel The Transhumanist Wager has been compared to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. (See, for instance, Giulio Prisco’s review.) But to what extent are the books alike, and in what respects? To be sure, the story and the writing style are gripping, the characters are vivid, and the universe created by Istvan gave me an experience high... (See the whole review)

(Added by G. Stolyarov II on 9/20, 8:28pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (5 messages)

Sanctions: 16Sanctions: 16Sanctions: 16Sanction this BookEditFavorite
The Promise of Liberty, A Non-Utopian Vision (Lexington Books, 2009)
The Promise of Liberty, A Non-Utopian Vision (Lexington Books, 2009) by Tibor R. Machan

This is my latest a work with the focus on the non-Utopian nature of the free society.

(Added by Machan on 6/28/2009, 5:53am)

Discuss this Book (1 message)

Sanctions: 16Sanctions: 16Sanctions: 16Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Keep Forever: Gulag Memoirs
Keep Forever: Gulag Memoirs by Aleksandr Sokolenko

My grandfather's memoir - finally published! I loaded a lot of information into Amazon pages. Also check out Kirkus review: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/aleksandr-konstantinovich-sokolenko/keep-forever/

(Added by Maria Feht on 6/12, 7:01pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (1 message)

Sanctions: 15Sanctions: 15Sanctions: 15Sanction this BookEditFavorite
We the Living
We the Living by Ayn Rand

This is my favorite Ayn Rand novel. Not as overtly philosophical nor as monumental in scope as her later works, strictly as a novel qua novel, it excels those later works. And compared to the work of other authors, it is monumental. Rand tells us a love story set against the background of communist Russia in the 1920's. In part two, chapter 8, s... (See the whole review)

(Added by Bob Palin on 8/12/2004, 6:49pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (16 messages)

Sanctions: 14Sanctions: 14Sanctions: 14Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Junk Science: How Politicians, Corporations, and Other Hucksters Betray Us
Junk Science: How Politicians, Corporations, and Other Hucksters Betray Us by Dan Agin

Here's a book allegedly about junk science, and it devotes an entire chapter on the "myth" that free market medicine (as in the US) is better than socialized medicine.  Evidently "science" proves that socialized medicine is actually better.  By what standard, you ask?  Not to fear.  He starts with the assumption that universal healthcare and equali... (See the whole review)

(Added by Joseph Rowlands on 11/05/2006, 11:40pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (22 messages)

Sanctions: 14Sanctions: 14Sanctions: 14Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See
Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See by Robert Kurson

This is the true story of a man’s heroic struggle against monumental difficulties, a man whose motto throughout life was “crashing through,” who, at the age of 46, faced his greatest challenge: to acquire sight, and learn to see, after having been blind since the age of three as the result of an accident. ... (See the whole review)

(Added by Rodney Rawlings on 8/24/2007, 5:05pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (1 message)

Sanctions: 13Sanctions: 13Sanctions: 13Sanction this BookEditFavorite
 SHAM: How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless
SHAM: How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless by Steve Salerno

As a bookstore employee, I've often wondered about the space dedicated to the many useless books on self-help, many of them by the same authors. If each has the answer, why do they need to keep writing books? Obviously it's the failure of the reader to achieve his potential. More likely the need of the author to make more money at the expense of t... (See the whole review)

(Added by Joe Maurone on 9/24/2005, 6:14pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (65 messages)

Sanctions: 13Sanctions: 13Sanctions: 13Sanction this BookEditFavorite
An Introductory Logic
An Introductory Logic by William Kilgore

Years ago, when I began engaging others in Internet discussion forums, I found myself groping for tools to analyze arguments.  As a sad statement of my college education, the logic course I took as a freshman only focused on "truth table" construction and never discussed the powerful body of informal fallacies compiled over the centuries.  A trip t... (See the whole review)

(Added by Luke Setzer on 9/29/2005, 6:14am)

Discuss this Book (19 messages)

Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff

Whether you love him or hate him, Leonard Peikoff has written a definitive, bottom to top, tour de force treatment of Objectivism in this publication.  Newcomers to the ideas of Ayn Rand will appreciate this systematic, integrated, "big picture" overview of her philosophy for living on Earth.  Detractors will complain that this book merely uncritic... (See the whole review)

(Added by Luke Setzer on 6/06/2005, 12:49pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (64 messages)

Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12Sanction this BookEditFavorite
The Eighth Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
The Eighth Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Steven R. Covey

This sweeping text opens with the author recounting how human civilization and its economies have progressed through a series of ages: ... (See the whole review)

(Added by Luke Setzer on 10/20/2005, 4:31pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (0 messages)

Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Metaethics, Egoism and Virtue: Studies in Ayn Rand
Metaethics, Egoism and Virtue: Studies in Ayn Rand's Normative Theory by Gotthelf and Lennox, editors

Gotthelf reports that the book (a collection of papers delivered to the Ayn Rand Society of the APA) has gone to the publishers (University of Pittsburgh Press).  It's the first volume in the Ayn Rand Society Philosophical Papers.  No publication date given.  <eom> (See the whole review)

(Added by Peter Reidy on 12/09/2009, 9:26am)

Discuss this Book (0 messages)

Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12Sanction this BookEditFavorite
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley

This is a great book with a lot of interesting content.  The theme of the book is why we should be optimistic about the future. ... (See the whole review)

(Added by Joseph Rowlands on 9/16/2011, 3:40am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (29 messages)

Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think
Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think by Bryan Kaplan

The book states, "While healthy, smart, happy, successful, virtuous parents tend to have matching offspring, the reason is largely nature, not nurture." Hopefully, it will help encourage more rationally selfish people to have more kids. World demographics are trending toward a shrinkage in their numbers and huge increases among populations ... (See the whole review)

(Added by Brad Trun on 11/15, 4:08pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (8 messages)

Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Foundations of Human Sociality
Foundations of Human Sociality by Joseph Henrich

Game theory explorations with 15 "primitive" societies reveals what makes us WEIRD people special. What is it to be "Western Educated Industrialized Rational Democratic"?   The Foundations of Human Sociality: Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-Scale Societies edited by Joseph Henrich, Robert Boyd, et al... (See the whole review)

(Added by Michael E. Marotta on 10/04, 4:48pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (3 messages)

Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12Sanctions: 12Sanction this BookEditFavorite
After Capitalism
After Capitalism by David Schweickart

My review of this book is here. If you find it helpful, please click 'yes'. (See the whole review)

(Added by Merlin Jetton on 3/29, 5:23am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (0 messages)

Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Economics In One Lesson
Economics In One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt

This book is a fantastic introduction to economics. It explains a simple but important idea, and the entire rest of the book is an elaboration on the idea. The "one lesson" is the need to look beyond the first order effect of an action or policy, and see the many different consequences.  Each subsequent chapter goes on to apply that lesson to diffe... (See the whole review)

(Added by Jeff Landauer on 2/26/2004, 11:54pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (0 messages)

Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11Sanction this BookEditFavorite
1984
1984 by George Orwell

1984 is a dystopian story set in the future of a statist world. The main character, Winston Smith, struggles to live in a world where there is no privacy, and the government controls every aspect of your life. The symbol of the government is Big Brother, a fictitious leader who is said to benevolently watch over his people. In practice, the citizen... (See the whole review)

(Added by Joseph Rowlands on 3/01/2004, 9:54pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (7 messages)

Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Ayn Rand Answers: The Best of Her Q&A
Ayn Rand Answers: The Best of Her Q&A by Ayn Rand

Book Description After the publication of Atlas Shrugged in 1957, Ayn Rand occasionally lectured in order bring her philosophy of Objectivism to a wider audience and apply it to current cultural and political issues. These taped lectures and the question-and-answer sessions that followed not only added an eloquent new dimension to Ayn Rand's ide... (See the whole review)

(Added by Joe Maurone on 9/24/2005, 10:08pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (31 messages)

Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11Sanction this BookEditFavorite
<BIG><STRONG>god is not Great</big></strong>
god is not Great by Christopher Hitchens

While I have only just begun reading it, this book further proves that there is no prose writer alive with more wit, acumen, erudition, or clarity. Even when you disagree with him on minor points, you do so with enjoyment, because Hitchens always makes himself so clear that you cannot help but know both where and why you differ with him. A small ex... (See the whole review)

(Added by Ted Keer on 6/06/2007, 12:19am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (25 messages)

Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11Sanction this BookEditFavorite
What About Gods?
What About Gods? by Chris Brockman

A marvellous, small book on atheism for children and adults alike, wonderfully written. May I recommend everybody at Rebirth of Reason to read it (and, perhaps, even give some copies away as a gift to relatives and friends?) See more of it and view some of its pages in http://www.amazon.com/What-About-Gods-Skeptics-Bookshelf/dp/0879751061 ... (See the whole review)

(Added by Manfred F. Schieder on 7/06/2007, 7:50am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (4 messages)

Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11Sanction this BookEditFavorite
How I Escaped from the USSR
How I Escaped from the USSR by Dimitri Sokolenko

This small book is simply fantastic and fun to read. It also contains some interesting observations.

(Added by Maria Feht on 2/12/2010, 9:06pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (1 message)

Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11Sanctions: 11Sanction this BookEditFavorite
MAD MEN AND PHILOSOPHY: Nothing Is as It Seems
MAD MEN AND PHILOSOPHY: Nothing Is as It Seems by Rod Carveth

Put this in your Rand-sighting file: "Egoless Egoists: The Second-Hand Lives of Mad Men" by Robert White, published in Mad Men and Philosophy: Nothing Is as It Seems (part of the Philosophy and Pop Culture Series.) Much of Mad Men fits the theme of The Fountainhead in its expose of second-handers, and White gets it right: "Presumably, Coo... (See the whole review)

(Added by Joe Maurone on 5/31/2010, 7:14pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (1 message)

Sanctions: 10Sanctions: 10Sanctions: 10Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Ender
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

This Hugo and Nebula award winning masterpiece captures the world from a small child's point of view amazingly well.  Ender is a little boy who is smaller than everyone else his age and smarter than most everyone else of any age.  His very existence is due solely to the hope that he might one day save the world.  He is persecuted by his jealous cla... (See the whole review)

(Added by Jeff Landauer on 3/16/2004, 2:25am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (0 messages)

Sanctions: 10Sanctions: 10Sanctions: 10Sanction this BookEditFavorite
The Ten Things You Can
The Ten Things You Can't Say in America by Larry Elder

http://www.larryelder.com/larrysbooks.html I highly recommend this book by libertarian author, Larry Elder. He has courage and confronts racists of all colors.   (See the whole review)

(Added by Marty Lewinter on 10/10/2005, 12:14am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (0 messages)

Sanctions: 10Sanctions: 10Sanctions: 10Sanction this BookEditFavorite
The Bridegroom
The Bridegroom by Ha Jin

Barbara Branden commented sometime ago that she hadn’t known much writings about the lives in Communist China. I have since discovered Ha Jin, a Chinese born author and Professor of English Literature at Boston University. Ha Jin writes both poetry and fiction, in English. The subject matter of his fictions so far (except his latest novel War Trash... (See the whole review)

(Added by Hong Zhang on 12/31/2005, 7:58pm)

Discuss this Book (5 messages)

Sanctions: 10Sanctions: 10Sanctions: 10Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Reagan, In His Own Hand
Reagan, In His Own Hand by Ronald Wilson Reagan

This was an interesting read.  For a number of years in the late 1970's, Reagan had a radio show where have gave what appears to be about a 5 minute speech.  He wrote most of them, and this book is full of them.  Each one shows the text, including edits.  It has a few copies of the originals as well. ... (See the whole review)

(Added by Joseph Rowlands on 6/16/2007, 5:54pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (0 messages)

Sanctions: 10Sanctions: 10Sanctions: 10Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Your Money or Your Life
Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez

Occasionally a book will appear on the scene that embodies the written equivalent of jewels among feces.  This book represents such an example.  I found it both enlightening and infuriating at the same time.  I only read it back in late 1999 because I received it at no charge as a bonus "best seller" for joining a book club. ... (See the whole review)

(Added by Luke Setzer on 7/29/2007, 6:05am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (2 messages)

Sanctions: 10Sanctions: 10Sanctions: 10Sanction this BookEditFavorite
The Logical Leap
The Logical Leap by David Harriman

Like the subtitle indicates, this book is about induction. When and why is the inference from "some" to "all" legitimate? The narratives about some famous scientists arriving at their inductive generalizations are interesting and illuminating. There are ones about Benjamin Franklin, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, atomic theory, and chemistry. Harriman's ... (See the whole review)

(Added by Merlin Jetton on 9/22/2010, 2:19pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (62 messages)

Sanctions: 9Sanctions: 9Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Economic Sophisms
Economic Sophisms by Frederic Bastiat

In this book, Bastiat defends free markets by crushing the arguments for intervention.  He goes through one economic fallacy after another, demolishing them with logic and especially wit.  Bastiat explains his ideas through stories and examples, always showing the absurdity of these bad ideas.  The style is funny and light-hearted, and he makes the... (See the whole review)

(Added by Joseph Rowlands on 4/12/2004, 11:44am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (0 messages)

Sanctions: 9Sanctions: 9Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Secrets of Power Negotiating
Secrets of Power Negotiating by Roger Dawson

Roger Dawson delineates the attributes of a successful negotiation and explains in detail how to make the people with whom you negotiate feel good about the deal you want to make.  When he overhears a person accuse him of wanting to snatch the gold fillings from people's teeth, he explains that such an action would amount to stealing, not power neg... (See the whole review)

(Added by Luke Setzer on 7/03/2005, 5:20pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (12 messages)

Sanctions: 9Sanctions: 9Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

The newest Harry Potter book went on sale this morning at midnight.  My daughter was one of those silly people lining up to buy a copy at midnight and she stayed up all night reading the entire book.  She told me that the books are getting darker and Hogwarts isn't the fun escape it used to be.  Someone very important dies in this book.  (She told ... (See the whole review)

(Added by katdaddy on 7/16/2005, 11:03am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (23 messages)

Sanctions: 9Sanctions: 9Sanction this BookEditFavorite
For The New Intellectual
For The New Intellectual by Ayn Rand

I have found this book to be more beneficial as an introduction to "Objectivist Thought" for the layman than any of her other writings. I have tried to talk to people at the ARI and TOC, but the minute I mention this title the subject is changed or the communication terminated. "For the New Intellectual", "A Time For Truth" by William E. ... (See the whole review)

(Added by James Taylor on 9/02/2005, 3:51pm)

Discuss this Book (15 messages)

Sanctions: 9Sanctions: 9Sanction this BookEditFavorite
The Reason-Driven Life
The Reason-Driven Life by Robert Price

Theology professor Dr. Robert Price has written a chapter by chapter refutation of evangelical Christian Rick Warren's best seller The Purpose-Driven Life.  Following Warren's format of 40 days of meditation, Price focuses on dissecting Warren's message by carefully examining the actual meanings of the Biblical passages Warren quotes.  In effect, P... (See the whole review)

(Added by Luke Setzer on 12/02/2006, 10:13am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (1 message)

Sanctions: 9Sanctions: 9Sanction this BookEditFavorite
The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

Upon rereading Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose for the first time since I read it at age 16, I am struck by the obvious influence of Jorge Luis Borges on the work. When I first read the book in 1984 I was not aware of Borges, and had only just put down my first reading of Atlas Shrugged. The book itself is presented, in Borgesian manner, as a ... (See the whole review)

(Added by Ted Keer on 8/16/2007, 12:29am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (14 messages)

Sanctions: 8Sanctions: 8Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Human Action: A Treatise on Economics
Human Action: A Treatise on Economics by Ludwig Von Mises

This is the magnum opus of Ludwig von Mises. Being one of the best books on economics ever written, its philosophical content is often ignored. This is applied philosophy at its best, and a careful analysis will show a variety of ideas useful outside of this particular field.

(Added by Barry Kayton on 3/01/2004, 1:52pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (2 messages)

Sanctions: 8Sanctions: 8Sanction this BookEditFavorite
The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers
The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers by Ayn Rand

In 1958, Ayn Rand, already the world-famous author of such bestselling books as "Atlas Shrugged" and "The Fountainhead", gave a private series of extemporaneous lectures in her own living room on the art of fiction. Tore Boeckmann and Leonard Peikoff for the first time now bring readers the edited transcript of these exciting personal statements. "... (See the whole review)

(Added by Barry Kayton on 3/01/2004, 2:19pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (3 messages)

Sanctions: 8Sanctions: 8Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Ayn Rand, Objectivists, and the History of Philosophy
Ayn Rand, Objectivists, and the History of Philosophy by Fred Seddon

This book critically examines the Objectivist position on such major thinkers as Plato, Augustine, Hume, Kant and Nietzsche and finds them wanting. It includes 3 appendixes; one that provides an overview of Objectivism.

(Added by Fred Seddon on 8/06/2004, 10:31am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (6 messages)

Sanctions: 8Sanctions: 8Sanction this BookEditFavorite
The Early Ayn Rand
The Early Ayn Rand by Ayn Rand

I've just finished reading this wonderful collection of writing exercises, previously unpublished stories and plays and unpublished excerpts from We the Living and The Fountainhead. It is delightful to witness Rand's progress, both as writer and philosopher, in these works written between 1926 and 1938. One of the things I find amazing about... (See the whole review)

(Added by Bob Palin on 11/21/2004, 5:47am)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (5 messages)

Sanctions: 8Sanctions: 8Sanction this BookEditFavorite
A Long Short War - The Postponed Liberation of Iraq
A Long Short War - The Postponed Liberation of Iraq by Christopher Hitchens

To my knowledge, I am the first SOLOist to change my mind about the war in Iraq. My unease with my anti-war position had been going on for some time and a discussion with SOLOist Joe Rowlands when he last visited New Zealand was crucial. But I have to say, this book was what really did it. If you thought Lindsay Perigo hated Saddam and the anti-war... (See the whole review)

(Added by Deleted on 1/09/2005, 11:43pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (84 messages)

Sanctions: 7Sanctions: 7Sanction this BookEditFavorite
Intellectuals
Intellectuals by Paul Johnson

A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sarte, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillan Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tyan, Noam Chomsky, and others are revealed as inte... (See the whole review)

(Added by Barry Kayton on 3/01/2004, 1:28pm)
Buy this book at Amazon.com
Discuss this Book (0 messages)

Page 0Page 1Page 2Page 3Page 4Page 5Page 6Forward one pageLast Page