Following its publication last year, reviews have begun to appear with quite favorable assessments of Tara Smith’s Judicial Review in an Objective Legal System. Smith is professor of philosophy and BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism at the University of Texas at Austin.
About Ayn Rand & Her Work
Here are all five of the podcasts featuring interviews with contributors to A Companion to Ayn Rand, part of the prestigious Blackwell Companions to Philosophy series, the “first volume to offer a comprehensive scholarly treatment of Rand’s entire corpus (including her novels, her philosophical essays, and her analysis of the events of her times).”
Art & Esthetics
Rand’s fiction, particularly Anthem, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, is unique: it is more explicitly philosophical than virtually every other novel, and through it the author takes a definite stand. But this doesn’t make the novels disguised sermons or conference talks. The novels are essentially stories, rife with conflict, in which the protagonist’s discovery and formulation of new philosophical principles dictates the actions he takes, around which the story’s events revolve. In other words, they are a new kind of story.