Ayn Rand

Philosophy Project - Molly Maupin - 7

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Ayn Rand is said to be the most "controversial individualist". With her views on life, critiques of praised leaders and disapproval of irrationalism.
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Philosophy

Ayn Rand's philosophy was widely known as objectivism. Objectivism is rational self-interest an self-responsibility. It says that "reality exists independently of consciousness, that human beings have direct contact with reality through sense perception, that one can attain objective knowledge from perception through the process of concept formation and inductive logic."

Novels

She's most popularly known for her works The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged which talk about her form of philosophy; objectivism.
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Oppositions

Ayn Rand is hardly ever taken seriously, especially by the academic system because of misinterpretations on her thoughts and the outlandish feeling that it has.