Pourquoi le monde semble-t-il se détraquer ?
Pourquoi, sans raison apparente, un sentiment de désespoir et de frustration se répand-il partout ?
Pourquoi, dans les pires moments, entend-on ce nom, sans visage et sans origine ?
QUI EST JOHN GALT ?
Auteure de romans cultes et avocate du capitalisme, Ayn Rand (1905-1982) s'est avant tout voulue une philosophe. C'est la traduction pour l'essentiel inédite en français d'une sélection du plus saillant de ses essais que présente Une philosophie pour vivre sur la Terre. Le constant et insistant propos de leur auteure est de philosophiquement armer ses lecteurs afin qu'ils puissent se soustraire à l'emprise pernicieuse du « mysticisme » et du collectivisme induit par l'« altruisme ». Et ainsi accéder ici et maintenant au bonheur dans l'accomplissement créatif de soi et une relation non-sacrificielle aux autres conformes aux requis rationnels d'une nature humaine et d'une robuste éthique des vertus remises à l'honneur.
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Howard Roark, jeune architecte idéaliste et individualiste, est renvoyé de son université pour cause de divergences avec la norme architecturale environnante. Sa carrière est sauvée in extremis quand il est embauché par Henry Cameron, architecte qui partage la même vision que lui. Mais quelques années plus tard, les attaques du journal « The Banner » font sombrer Cameron dans l'alcoolisme. Il avertit Roark que la même chose est susceptible de lui arriver s'il ne transige pas avec ses idéaux. Mais Roark est décidé à conserver son intégrité...
The first literary work of one of the most influential philosophers and novelists of the twentieth century-available for the first time in trade paperback.
Ayn Rand wrote of her first novel, We the Living, "It is as near to an autobiography as I will ever write. The plot is invented, the background is not...The specific events of Kira's life were not mine: her ideas, her convictions, her values, were and are." We the Living depicts the struggle of the individual against the state, and the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own happiness. It tells of a young woman's passionate love, held like a fortress against the corrupting evil of a totalitarian state.
This classic novel is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the banners and slogans.
NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED In print for the first time ever, author and philosopher Ayn Rand's novel Ideal. Originally conceived as a novel, but then transformed into a play by Ayn Rand, Ideal is the story of beautiful but tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of murder, she is on the run and turns for help to six fans who have written letters to her, each telling her that she represents their ideal--a respectable family man, a far-left activist, a cynical artist, an evangelist, a playboy, and a lost soul. Each reacts to her plight in his own way, their reactions a glimpse into their secret selves and their true values. In the end their responses to her pleas give Kay the answers she has been seeking. Ideal was written in 1934 as a novel, but Ayn Rand thought the theme of the piece would be better realized as a play and put the novel aside. Now, both versions of Ideal are available for the first time ever to the millions of Ayn Rand fans around the world, giving them a unique opportunity to explore the creative process of Rand as she wrote first a book, then a play, and the differences between the two. INCLUDES AN INTRODUCTION BY LEONARD PEIKOFF
When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special afterword by Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand’s own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero--and about those who try to destroy him.
Mankind has entered another Dark Age. Individuality has been eliminated. People refer to themselves only by using "we" and "they". All live in collective homes and the mass is more important than the individual. However even in this far future, there is someone called Equality 7-2521 who stands against the norm. He wants to dig deeper into what he has been told and learnt but is it allowed? Will he get himself in danger? Has the future made some progress or will the problems remain the same?
This dystopian novel by Ayn Rand discusses all those topics and holds the answers to all of your questions.
He lived in the dark ages of the future. In a loveless world, he dared to fall in love. In an age that had lost all trace of science and civilization, he had the courage to seek and find knowledge. But these were not the crimes for which he would be hunted. He was marked for death because he had committed the unpardonable sin: standing out from the mindless human herd. Ayn Rand's classic tale of a dystopian future of the great 'We'-'a world that deprives individuals of a name or independence-'anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
This seventy-fifth anniversary edition of Anthem, celebrating the controversial and enduring legacy of its author, features an introduction by Rand's literary executor, Leonard Piekoff, which includes excerpts from documents by Ayn Rand-'letters, interviews, and journal notes in which she discusses Anthem. This volume also includes a complete reproduction of the original British edition with Ayn Rand's handwritten editorial changes and a Reader's Guide to her writings and philosophy.
In Ayn Rand's novels you have found more than great works of art-'you have found a philosophy of reason.
'I had to originate a philosophical framework of my own, because my basic view of man and of existence was in conflict with most of the existing philosophical theories. In order to define, explain, and present my concept of man, I had to become a philosopher in the specific meaning of the term.'-'Ayn Rand Now available for further reading on Rand's philosophy: Objective Communication by Leonard Piekoff.
Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism is increasingly influencing the shape of the world from business to politics to achieving personal goals. In Objective Communication, Peikoff explains how you can communicate philosophical ideas with conviction, logic, and, most of all, reason.
Also available from Penguin: an enhanced edition/app of Atlas Shrugged.
This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did. Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators? Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies, but against those who needed him most, and his hardest battle against the woman he loved? What is the world’s motor--and the motive power of every man? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the characters in this story.Tremendous in its scope, this novel presents an astounding panorama of human life--from the productive genius who becomes a worthless playboy--to the great steel industrialist who does not know that he is working for his own destruction--to the philosopher who becomes a pirate--to the composer who gives up his career on the night of his triumph--to the woman who runs a transcontinental railroad--to the lowest track worker in her Terminal tunnels.You must be prepared, when you read this novel, to check every premise at the root of your convictions. This is a mystery story, not about the murder--and rebirth--of man’s spirit. It is a philosophical revolution, told in the form of an action thriller of violent events, a ruthlessly brilliant plot structure and an irresistible suspense. Do you say this is impossible? Well, that is the first of your premises to check.
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The controversial classic work of one individual's will versus the subjugation of society-now available as a compelling graphic novel.
In all that was left of humanity there was only one man who dared to think, seek, and love. He, Equality 7-2521, would place his life in jeopardy. For his knowledge was regarded as a treacherous blasphemy. He had rediscovered the lost and holy word..."I".