Did Ayn Rand get most, if not all of her ideas from the era of Romanticism? Victor Hugo was a socialist, as I've read from The Romantic Manifesto a few months back. He lived in this era, and his books fall under that category, but he can't be completely Romantic, because he was a socialist. Can the terms "Objectivism" and "Romanticism" be used interchangeably? If they can't, what are their differences regarding philosophy?
Objectivism is the name Ayn Rand gave to her system of philosophy.
Romanticism (according to Webster) is:
So I would venture to say "No they can't be used interchangeably." As for their differences, I'll leave that as an "exercise left to the student". HINT: One is a systematic philosophy for living on earth. The other is a name given to an 18th century movement emphasizing imagination and emotions.
answered Jul 24 '12 at 14:33
Jason Gibson ♦