By Edward W. Younkins

on account that its booklet in 1957 Atlas Shrugged, the philosophical and inventive climax of Ayn Rand's novels, hasn't ever been out of print and has got huge, immense severe recognition changing into essentially the most influential books ever released, impacting on numerous disciplines together with philosophy, literature, economics, company, and political technological know-how between others. greater than an exceptional novel, Atlas Shrugged is an summary conceptual, and symbolic paintings that expounds an intensive philosophy, offering a view of guy and man's dating to lifestyles and manifesting the necessities of a whole philosophical procedure - metaphysics, epistemology, politics and ethics. Celebrating the 50th 12 months of Atlas Shrugged's book, this spouse is an exploration of this enormous paintings of literature. Contributions were especially commissioned from a variety of eminent students who respect and feature been prompted through the ebook, the integrated essays reading the novel's integrating parts of subject matter, plot and characterization from many views and from a variety of degrees of meaning.

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