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You may not agree with everything in the 494 pages this engrossing book. You will
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The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (OPAR) is the only comprehensive treatment of Ayn Rand's philosophy.
The OPAR web site features a wide variety of resources on OPAR, including a
detailed table of contents, and a list of the
broad range of issues it covers.
One of the OPAR site's most popular features is the excerpt
section with its wide selection of passages from Objectivism: The Philosophy of
Ayn Rand that cover a diverse range of issues from the nature of philosophy,
certainty, and the causes
of emotions, to topics like justice, capitalism,
and sex. When you read OPAR, you will understand how
these seemingly disparate topics are, in fact, interconnected.
philosophy has changed thousands of lives, including my own, and has the
power to change the course of history. Her views, however, are spread
across more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles and speeches. The
present book is the first comprehensive statement of her philosophy."
Peikoff, from the 'Preface' to OPAR