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Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism is "a philosophy for living on earth." In the postscript to her epic novel Atlas Shrugged, Rand wrote:
My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.
For brief a summary of the essential principles of Objectivism please see this one-page article by Ayn Rand. You can read a slightly more meaty summary in this article by Craig Biddle, written to set some context for the journal The Objective Standard when it was launched. Finally, there is this shorter and more technical overview of Rand and Objectivism (a mere 2500 words!), authored by Dr.s Greg Salmieri and Allan Gotthelf for a dictionary of modern philosophers.
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