This is Ayne Rand's challenge to the prevalent philosphical doctrince of our time and the "atmosphere of guilt, of panic, of despair, of boredom, and of all-pervasive evasion" that they create. One of the most controversial figures on the intellectual scene, Ayn Rand was the proponent of a moral philsophy - an ethic of rational self-interest - ...Read MoreThis is Ayne Rand's challenge to the prevalent philosphical doctrince of our time and the "atmosphere of guilt, of panic, of despair, of boredom, and of all-pervasive evasion" that they create. One of the most controversial figures on the intellectual scene, Ayn Rand was the proponent of a moral philsophy - an ethic of rational self-interest - that stands in sharp opposition of the ethics of altruism and self-sacrifice. The fundamentals of this morality - "a philosophy for living on earth" - are here vibrantly set forth by the spokesman for a new class, "For the New Intellectual."Read Less
Fine. No dust jacket as issued. No creases. Clean interior. Very gently or never read. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. 192 p. Signet pbk. Very nice and clean. gently or never read. Ayn Rand challenges the prevalent philosophical doctrines of her time.
Very good in good dust jacket. Audience: General/trade. 242 pages CREAM color or off white spine with black, green red front cover. The book has had the 4 point inspected from Ancient City and the physical cover is a black full cloth cover with gold spine lettering. Dark grey endpapers. Photo and replica of her famous signature on back d.j. D.J. is a bit chipped, but I will put a brodart cover on it. It is a wonderful someone didn't do that before. Price uncut.
Near Fine in Very Good + jacket. Book First edition, with "First Printing" stated on the copyright page. First-issue dust jacket with publisher's original $3.95 price and "3/61" date on the front flap. Black full-cloth hardcover with gold lettering on spine and author's initials pressed into the cloth on the front cover. Black endpapers. Greenish-yellow top edge. 242 pages. NEAR FINE book in VERY GOOD + dust jacket. Book is bright, crisp, clean and unworn, tight and square, with no sunning, but three corners are lightly bumped. Excellent interior. No previous owner's signature. Dust jacket is bright and very clean with slight wear to the spine ends and corners (including a couple of small closed edge tears), a touch of sun-toning to the spine, and some light surface wear to the front and rear panels. Jacket is protected in a mylar cover.
Very Good. Very Good Dust Jacket. Clean in very good condition, with no gift inscription or remainder remark. 191 pages with the index. the dust jacket is price clipped. creased dust jacket with some small tears all around the edges, first edition first printing hardcover with a dust jacket. Large Heavy Books May Need More Payment For Overseas Delivery.
Very Good Condition in Good jacket. Signed by Ayn Rand on half title page in blue pen. Signed by owner to front endpaper and above title on signature page. Light red mark to bottom page edges. Size: 5 3/4" x 8 1/4". Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, but spine is slightly cocked. Endpapers browned, text block clean. Previous owner's signature in ink. NOT ex-library. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Philosophy; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 026063.
Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author First edition, first printing. Signed by Rand in blue ink to the half-title page. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gilt and ruled in green, author's initials to the front board in blind; in a dust jacket designed by Janet Halverson, with blue, green and magenta illustrations to the front panel and spine. Very good, with some light wear to the extremities, light toning to the endpapers, spine lightly starting at the half-title, otherwise sturdy and intact binding, former owner's inscription and address plate to the half-title, otherwise bright and fresh pages; unclipped dust jacket, with some light creasing to the spine ends, faint toning to the spine, some minor soiling to the otherwise fresh panels. Overall, a tight and attractive, signed copy of Ayn Rand's first full-length non-fiction text. For the New Intellectual is a collection of philosophical speeches, primarily drawn from themes of Rand's novels. After publishing Atlas Shrugged in 1957, Rand transitioned her writing from fiction to philosophy, and her non-fiction texts explain her personal philosophical system that she named Objectivism. For the New Intellectual marks a transitional period for Rand in which she foreshadows her not quite fully developed Objectivism by showing its roots in her earlier fiction works. In this volume, she collects excerpts from her fictional characters' speeches that are most heavily infused with her personal philosophy. Additionally, it includes the eponymous essay "For the New Intellectual, " which outlines the origins of philosophy. In her preface, Rand defends her departure from fiction: "I am often asked whether I am primarily a novelist or a philosopher. The answer is: both. In a certain sense, every novelist is a philosopher, because one cannot present a picture of human existence without a philosophical framework."
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