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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 his only absolute." AYN RAND

 

The United Kingdom Objectivist Association

P.O. Box 2027, Sheffield S20 7BU

The United Kingdom

Tel: 07779 778 534. Tel/Fax : 0114 2488669

ukoa@hotmail.com

 

 

The United Kingdom Objectivist Association (UKOA) is a privately-funded literary-philosophical organisation offering free membership to anyone within the United Kingdom who wishes to know more about the pro-reason novels and philosophy of the American novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand, 1905-1982.

Our strategy:

Firstly, to raise the profile of Ayn Rand and Objectivism through regular mailings of pro-reason op-eds to the British press, providing members with copies of press-clippings and transcripts of radio and television interviews; and where possible, advance warning of appearances by Objectivist intellectuals in the British media.

Secondly, to publicise in British secondary schools the Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged essay competitions, organised and financed by the Ayn Rand Institute.

Thirdly, to provide a comprehensive core of Objectivist and pro-reason reference books to school and university libraries throughout the United Kingdom.

For those who wish to discover more about Ayn Rand and her philosophy (Objectivism), the following sequential reading list is recommended (courtesy of the Ayn Rand Institute):

Anthem. By Ayn Rand.

We, the Living, by Ayn Rand.

The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand.

Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand.

Philosophy: Who Needs It? (The title essay in the book of the same name).

Philosophy and Sense of Life. (In The Romantic Manifesto).

For the New Intellectual. (The title essay in the book of the same name).

Introduction and Objectivist Ethics. (In The Virtue of Selfishness).

The Metaphysical Versus The Man-made. (In Philosophy: Who Needs It? ).

Causality vs. duty. (In Philosophy: Who Needs It? ).

The Ethics of Emergencies. (In The Virtue of Selfishness).

The Conflicts of Men's Interests. (In The Virtue of Selfishness).

Doesn't Life Require Compromise? (In The Virtue of Selfishness).

How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society? (In The Virtue of Selfishness).

The Cult of Moral Grayness. (In The Virtue of Selfishness).

Man's Rights. (In The Virtue of Selfishness).

The Nature of Government. (In The Virtue of Selfishness).

What is Capitalism? (In Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal.)

"Extremism", or the Art of Smearing. (In Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal.)

The Roots of War. (In Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal.)

Conservatism: an Obituary. (In Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal.)

Racism. (In The Virtue of Selfishness).

The Cashing-in: The Student "Rebellion". (In Capitalism: the Unknown Ideal.)

The Anti-Industrial Revolution. (In The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution).

The Psycho-Epistemology of Art. (In The Romantic Manifesto).

Art and Sense of Life. (In The Romantic Manifesto).

Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, by Leonard Peikoff.

As a general reference: the Ayn Rand Lexicon: edited by Harry Binswanger: a "mini-encyclopaedia" of Objectivism, compiled from Ayn Rand's own writing; includes key passages on 400 topics in philosophy: economics, and psychology.


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