RohinGupta Posted March 16, 2015 Report Share Posted March 16, 2015 INTRODUCTIONBook - POWER AND GLORY – THE KEY IDEAS AND CRUSADING LIVES OF EIGHT DEBATERS OF REASON VS FAITH Writer - Burgess Laughlin Chapter - 8. RAND : A PHILOSOPHICAL NOVELIST DEFENDS REASON – OBJECTIVELY SPEAKING "The Power and The Glory" by Burgess Laughlin is the selective biography of 8 key intellectuals, ranging from Augustine in 1st millenia to Locke and Kant in 17th and 18th centuries, to Ayn Rand in 20th century. Emphasis of the biographies is on development and dissemination of the ideas of these intellectuals. Current study-group will focus on "Ayn Rand". The study ranges from her childhood and college years in Russia, to her fiction and then non-fiction writings, and also her intellectual activism. There is also sufficient detail involving her initial years in America, and also her key lectures like "Faith and Force : Destroyers of the Modern World". The chapter is structured mostly chronologically, and we will study two to four sections every week. The number of sections per week depends on their length to facilitate equivalent load each week. The last week will be reserved for concluding remarks and references to further study.Note : The book website mentions that kindle version has no page numbers and therefore no index. But from study-group perspective it should be sufficient I think. Though lack of page numbers can cause minor confusion in mapping of Week2 and Week3 schedule. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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