Question: Who are the people who cite Ayn Rand as an influence?

Who is the only philosopher that influenced Ayn Rand?

Aristotle Relationship to other philosophers Rand claimed Aristotle (left) as her primary philosophical influence, and strongly criticized Immanuel Kant (right).

How did Ayn Rand get discovered?

Ayn Rand arrived in Chicago in 1926 and then moved to Hollywood, where she met American filmmaker Cecil B. Her chance encounter with DeMille led to work as a movie extra and eventually to a job as a screenwriter. Rand sold her first screenplay, Red Pawn, to Universal Studios in 1932.

Why is it called Fountainhead?

Because “Second-Hand Lives” emphasizes the novels villains, not its hero, Rand changed the title to highlight that it is the firsthand thinking of historys great creative minds that is the fountainhead of human progress.

What is the point of Atlas Shrugged?

Edward Younkins describes Atlas Shrugged as an apocalyptic vision of the last stages of conflict between two classes of humanity—the looters and the non-looters. The looters are proponents of high taxation, big labor, government ownership, government spending, government planning, regulation, and redistribution.

What is the point of Fountainhead?

The Fountainhead celebrates the heroism of the “men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.” A core tenet of Ayn Rands philosophy, Objectivism, is the importance of a central, productive purpose in an individuals life.

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