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Ayn Rand and Capitalism Resources Guide: Find Books

Guide to assist researchers in locating information regarding Ayn Rand's published works and philosophy, as well as general capitalism resources

Books by Ayn Rand

This reading list by the Ayn Rand Institute is intended as a suggested sequence of books and essays for those who are interested in Ayn Rand's ideas and want to read further, but aren't certain where to start.

1.   The Fountainhead
2.   Atlas Shrugged
3.   "Philosophy: Who Needs It" in Philosophy: Who Needs It
4.   "Philosophy and Sense of Life" in The Romantic Manifesto
5.   "For the New Intellectual" in For the New Intellectual
6.   "Introduction" and "The Objectivist Ethics" in The Virtue of Selfishness
7.   "The Metaphysical Versus the Man-Made" in Philosophy: Who Needs It
8.   "Causality Versus Duty" in Philosophy: Who Needs It
9.   "The Ethics of Emergencies" in The Virtue of Selfishness
10.   "The 'Conflicts' of Men's Interests" in The Virtue of Selfishness
11.   "Doesn't Life Require Compromise?" in The Virtue of Selfishness
12.   "How does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?" in The Virtue of Selfishness
13.   "The Cult of Moral Grayness" in The Virtue of Selfishness
14.   "Man's Rights" in The Virtue of Selfishness
15.   "The Nature of Government" in The Virtue of Selfishness
16.   "What is Capitalism?" in Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
17.   "'Extremism,' or The Art of Smearing" in Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
18.   "The Roots of War" in Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
19.   "Conservatism: An Obituary" in Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
20.   "Racism" in The Virtue of Selfishness
21.   "The Cashing-in: The Student 'Rebellion'" in Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal
22.  

"The Anti-Industrial Revolution" in Return of the Primitive:The Anti-Industrial Revolution

23.   "The Psycho-Epistemology of Art" in The Romantic Manifesto
24.   "Art and Sense of Life" in The Romantic Manifesto
25.   Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff


As a general reference: The Ayn Rand Lexicon, edited by Harry Binswanger; a "mini-encyclopedia" of Objectivism.

Find Books in the Catalog

    To browse University Libraries' holdings, you can use "Rand, Ayn" in a subject search to locate books about Rand's life and philosophy; type "Rand, Ayn" in an author search to locate University Libraries' holdings of her published works.

     

    The Ayn Rand Collection was provided by the BB&T Chair for the Study of Capitalism Endowment.

     

    To view a complete list of the Springs Business Library’s Ayn Rand Collection holdings, click on the following link:

     

     Business Library Ayn Rand Collection

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