Philosophy: Who Needs It? By Ayn Rand. First Edition, First Printing, First State. Bobbs-Merrill. Indianapolis, 1982.

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Alice O’Connor, better known by her pen name Ayn Rand, was an author whose philosophically driven works have made a lasting impact on American culture. In particular, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged largely embody her philosophy, dubbed Objectivism, which has been adopted mainly by libertarian and conservative capitalist parties. Objectivism’s appeal lies mainly in its concern with self-fulfilling happiness and the idea of human productivity as a measure of virtue. While Rand established the framework, it was her protege Leonard Peikoff who formalized the theory and propounded it long after her death. This volume, Philosophy: Who Needs It?, is largely a tribute to Rand’s Objectivism. It contains her essays on the subject, mostly from the 1970s, a time when she was particularly invested in promoting Objectivism and responding to various other public events as a purported intellectual. Published posthumously with an introduction by Peikoff, Philosophy: Who Needs It? is an important volume for understanding Rand’s public persona as more than a novelist, but rather a major intellectual thinker in the twentieth century.

This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original green boards, about-fine with only bumping to corners. Text block fine. Leonard Peikoff copyright lines stamped, indicating first state. In the original dust jacket, very good with only minor chipping and creases to edges.

A very good first edition of Ayn Rand’s collection of essays.

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Philosophy: Who Needs It? By Ayn Rand. First Edition, First Printing, First State. Bobbs-Merrill. Indianapolis, 1982.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in