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Bibliography of Ayn Rand and Objectivism

This is a bibliography for Ayn Rand and Objectivism. Objectivism is a philosophical system initially developed in the 20th century by Rand.

Contents

  • Works by Ayn Rand 1
    • Fiction and drama 1.1
    • Non-fiction books 1.2
    • Periodicals edited by Ayn Rand 1.3
  • Books about Ayn Rand or Objectivism 2
    • Biography and literary analysis 2.1
  • Other works about Ayn Rand or Objectivism 3
  • Objectivist periodicals 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Works by Ayn Rand

The lists below provide information on Rand's major works and collections. Where there are multiple editions, the primary information listed is for the first regular trade edition, with notes following about other editions if they involve revisions or additions to the content. For dramatic works, date of first production is used instead of date of first publication. Individual essays, short stories and other short items are not listed separately, but most are reproduced in the items below.

Fiction and drama

  • Night of January 16th (1934). Stage play. Produced in Los Angeles as Woman on Trial, then on Broadway as Night of January 16th. Player's book and director's manuscript with edits by Nathaniel Edward Reeid published in 1936. Revised version by Rand published by The World Publishing in 1968.
  • We the Living (1936). New York: Macmillan. Revised edition published by Random House in 1959. 60th anniversary edition published by New American Library in 1996, includes an introduction by Leonard Peikoff, ISBN 0-525-94054-5.
  • Anthem (1938). London: Cassell and Company. Revised edition published by Pamphleteers in 1946. 50th anniversary edition published by Dutton in 1995, includes the revised edition text plus a facsimile of the first edition, ISBN 0-525-94015-4.
  • The Unconquered (1940). Stage adaptation of We the Living. Produced on Broadway but never published.
  • The Fountainhead (1943). New York: Bobbs-Merrill. 25th anniversary edition published by New American Library in 1971, includes a new introduction by Rand. 50th anniversary edition published by Bobbs-Merrill in 1993, includes an afterword by Leonard Peikoff, ISBN 0-451-17512-3.
  • Love Letters (1945). Screenplay.
  • You Came Along (1945). Screenplay, co-written with Robert Smith.
  • The Fountainhead (1949). Screenplay adaptation of her own novel.
  • Atlas Shrugged (1957). New York: Random House. 35th anniversary edition published by Dutton in 1992, includes an introduction by Leonard Peikoff, ISBN 0-525-93418-9.
  • The Early Ayn Rand: A Selection from Her Unpublished Fiction (1984). Leonard Peikoff, ed. New York: New American Library. ISBN 0-453-00465-2. Expanded second edition published in 2005, ISBN 0-451-21465-X.
  • Three Plays (2005). Richard E. Ralston, ed. New York: New American Library. ISBN 0-451-21466-8.

Non-fiction books

  • For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (1961). New York: Random House.
  • The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism (1964). New York: New American Library. Includes essays by Nathaniel Branden. Introduction was revised in 1970.
  • Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (1966). New York: New American Library. Includes essays by Nathaniel Branden, Alan Greenspan, and Robert Hessen. Expanded second edition published by New American Library in 1967. Introduction was revised in 1970.
  • The Romantic Manifesto: A Philosophy of Literature (1969). New York: The World Publishing. Expanded second edition published by New American Library in 1975.
  • The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution (1971). New York: New American Library. Expanded second edition published by New American Library in 1975. See also Return of the Primitive below.
  • Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology (1979). New York: New American Library. ISBN 0-451-61751-7. Includes an essay by Leonard Peikoff. A booklet of Rand's title essay was published by The Objectivist in 1967. Expanded second edition published by Meridian in 1990, edited by Harry Binswanger and Leonard Peikoff, ISBN 0-453-00724-4.
  • Philosophy: Who Needs It (1982). Leonard Peikoff, ed. New York: Bobbs-Merrill. ISBN 0-672-52725-1.
  • The Voice of Reason: Essays in Objectivist Thought (1989). Leonard Peikoff, ed. New York: New American Library. ISBN 0-453-00634-5. Includes essays by Leonard Peikoff and Peter Schwartz.
  • The Ayn Rand Column: Written for the Los Angeles Times (1991). Peter Schwartz, ed. Oceanside, California: Second Renaissance Books. ISBN 1-56114-099-6. Expanded second edition published by Second Renaissance Books in 1998, ISBN 1-56114-292-1. A collection of twenty-six newspaper columns that Rand wrote for the Los Angeles Times from 1962 on, as well as six essays (with an additional three in the revised edition).
  • Ayn Rand's Marginalia: Her Critical Comments on the Writings of Over 20 Authors (1995). Robert Mayhew, ed. New Milford, Connecticut: Second Renaissance Books. ISBN 1-56114-250-6
  • Letters of Ayn Rand (1995). Michael S. Berliner, ed. New York: Dutton. ISBN 0-525-93946-6. Includes an introduction by Leonard Peikoff.
  • Journals of Ayn Rand (1997). David Harriman, ed. New York: Dutton. ISBN 0-525-94370-6. Includes a foreword by Leonard Peikoff.
  • The Ayn Rand Reader (1999) Gary Hull and Leonard Peikoff, eds. New York: Plume. ISBN 0-452-28040-0.
  • Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution (1999). Peter Schwartz, ed. New York: Meridian. ISBN 0-452-01184-1. Revised edition of Rand's earlier book, The New Left, and includes essays by Schwartz.
  • Russian Writings on Hollywood (1999). Michael S. Berliner, ed.; Dina Garmong, trans. Los Angeles: Ayn Rand Institute Press. ISBN 0-9625336-3-7. Reproduces and translates two booklets previously published in Russia without Rand's knowledge.
  • Why Businessmen Need Philosophy (1999). Richard E. Ralston, ed. Los Angeles: Ayn Rand Institute Press. ISBN 0-9625336-2-9. Includes essays by Leonard Peikoff, Harry Binswanger, Edwin A. Locke, John Ridpath, Richard M. Salsman, and Jaana Woiceshyn.
  • The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers (2000). Tore Boeckmann, ed. New York: Plume. ISBN 0-452-28154-7. Includes an introduction by Leonard Peikoff.
  • The Art of Non-Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers (2001). Robert Mayhew, ed. New York: Plume. ISBN 0-452-28231-4. Includes an introduction by Peter Schwartz.
  • Ayn Rand Answers: The Best of Her Q & A (2005). Robert Mayhew, ed. New York: New American Library. ISBN 0-451-21665-2.

Periodicals edited by Ayn Rand

  • The Objectivist Newsletter. Vols. 1–4. 1962–1965. Co-edited with Nathaniel Branden.
  • The Objectivist. Vols. 5–10. 1966–1971. Co-edited with Nathaniel Branden through the April 1968 issue (Volume 7, Issue 4), then solely by Rand. Volume numbering carried over from The Objectivist Newsletter.
  • The Ayn Rand Letter. Vols. 1–4. 1971–1976.

Books about Ayn Rand or Objectivism

The books listed below are either entirely about Ayn Rand/Objectivism or contain multiple relevant chapters/essays. The main body of the list consists of books about Objectivist ideas published by academic, commercial or institutional presses. A special subsection lists books about Rand's life and writing. For books with a single relevant chapter or essay, see the list of other works below.

  • Badhwar, Neera K. (2001). Is Virtue Only a Means to Happiness?. Objectivist Studies Monographs. Poughkeepsie, New York: The Objectivist Center.  
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  • Bernstein, Andrew (2009). Objectivism in One Lesson: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ayn Rand. Lanham, Maryland: Hamilton Books.  
  • Bernstein, Andrew (2009). Ayn Rand for Beginners. For Beginners series. Illustrations by Own Brozman. Hanover, New Hampshire: Steerforth Press.  
  • Biddle, Craig (2001). Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It. Glen Allen, Virginia: Glen Allen Press.  
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  • Binswanger, Harry (1990). The Biological Basis of Teleological Concepts. Los Angeles:  
  • Bishop, Lloyd (2001). In Defense of Altruism: Inadequacies of Ayn Rand's Ethics and Psychological Egoism. New Orleans: University Press of the South.  
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  • Branden, Nathaniel (1983). Honoring the Self. Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher.  
  • Branden, Nathaniel (2009). The Vision of Ayn Rand: The Basic Principles of Objectivism. Cobden Press.  
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  •   Revised and retitled edition of a 1968 book, originally titled Is Objectivism a Religion?
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  • Gotthelf, Allan &  
  • Gotthelf, Allan & Lennox, James G., eds. (2013). Concepts and Their Role in Knowledge: Reflections on Objectivist Epistemology. Ayn Rand Society Philosophical Studies. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.  
  • Harriman, David (2010). The Logical Leap: Induction in Physics. New York: New American Library.   With an introduction by Leonard Peikoff.
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  • Hudgins, Edward (2008). An Objectivist Secular Reader. Washington, DC: The Atlas Society.  
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  • Kelley, David (2000). The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand: Truth and Toleration in Objectivism (paperback ed.). New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers.   Revised and retitled edition of a 1990 book, originally titled Truth and Toleration.
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  • Machan, Tibor R., ed. (2006). Ayn Rand at 100. New Delhi, India: Pragun Publications.  
  • Merrill, Ronald E. (1991). The Ideas of Ayn Rand. La Salle, Illinois: Open Court Publishing.  
  • O'Neill, William F. (1971). With Charity Toward None: An Analysis of Ayn Rand's Philosophy. New York: Philosophical Library.  
  • Paul, Ellen Frankel; Miller, Fred D., Jr. & Paul, Jeffrey, eds. (2008). Objectivism, Subjectivism, and Relativism in Ethics. New York: Cambridge University Press.  
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  • Peikoff, Leonard (1991).  
  • Peikoff, Leonard (2012). The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out. New York: New American Library.  
  • Plasil, Ellen (1985). Therapist. New York: St. Martin's/Marek.  
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  • Robbins, John W. (1997). Without a Prayer: Ayn Rand and the Close of Her System. Hobbs, New Mexico: Trinity Foundation.   Revised and retitled edition of a 1974 book, originally titled Answer to Ayn Rand.
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  • Sciabarra, Chris Matthew (2003). Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation. Cape Town, South Africa: Leap Publishing.  
  • Seddon, Fred (2003). Ayn Rand, Objectivists, and the History of Philosophy. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.  
  • Simpson, Brian (2005). Markets Don't Fail!. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.  
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  • Smith, Tara (2000). Viable Values: A Study of Life as the Root and Reward of Morality. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.  
  • Smith, Tara (2006). Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist. New York:  
  • Torres, Louis & Kamhi, Michelle Marder (2000). What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand. Chicago: Open Court Publishing.  
  • Touchstone, Kathleen (2006). Then Athena Said: Unilateral Transfers and the Transformation of Objectivist Ethics. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.  
  • Wortham, Anne (1981). The Other Side of Racism: A Philosophical Study of Black Race Consciousness. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press.  
  • Younkins, Edward W. (2005). Philosophers of Capitalism: Menger, Mises, Rand, and Beyond. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.  
  • Younkins, Edward W. (2007). Champions of a Free Society: Ideas of Capitalism's Philosophers and Economists. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.  
  • Younkins, Edward W. (2011). Flourishing and Happiness in a Free Society: Toward a Synthesis of Aristotelianism,  

Biography and literary analysis

The books below focus on Ayn Rand's life or her literary works.

  • Baker, James T. (1987). Ayn Rand. Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers.  
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  • Branden, Nathaniel (1999).   Revised and retitled edition of a 1989 book, originally titled Judgment Day.
  • Branden, Nathaniel & Branden, Barbara (1962).  
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  • Burns, Jennifer (2009).  
  • Den Uyl, Douglas J. (1999). The Fountainhead: An American Novel. Twayne's Masterwork Studies series. New York: Twayne Publishers.  
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  • Gladstein, Mimi Reisel (1999). The New Ayn Rand Companion. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.   Revised and retitled edition of a 1984 book, originally titled The Ayn Rand Companion.
  • Gladstein, Mimi Reisel (2000). Atlas Shrugged: Manifesto of the Mind. Twayne's Masterwork Studies series. New York: Twayne Publishers.  
  • Gladstein, Mimi Reisel (2009). Ayn Rand. Major Conservative and Libertarian Thinkers series. New York: Continuum.  
  • Heller, Anne C. (2009).  
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  • Johnson, Donald Leslie (2005). The Fountainheads: Wright, Rand, the FBI and Hollywood. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company.  
  • Mayhew, Robert, ed. (2012). Essays on Ayn Rand's We the Living (2nd ed.). Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.  
  • Mayhew, Robert, ed. (2005). Essays on Ayn Rand's Anthem. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.  
  • Mayhew, Robert (2005). Ayn Rand and Song of Russia: Communism and Anti-Communism in 1940s Hollywood. Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press.  
  • Mayhew, Robert, ed. (2006). Essays on Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.  
  • Mayhew, Robert, ed. (2009). Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.  
  • McConnell, Scott (2010). 100 Voices: An Oral History of Ayn Rand. New York: New American Library.  
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  • Perinn, Vincent L. (1990). Ayn Rand: First Descriptive Bibliography. Rockville, Maryland: Quill & Brush.  
  • Sures, Mary Ann & Sures, Charles (2001). Facets of Ayn Rand. Los Angeles: Ayn Rand Institute Press.  
  • Thomas, William, ed. (2005). The Literary Art of Ayn Rand. Poughkeepsie, New York: The Objectivist Center.  
  • Valliant, James S. (2005). The Passion of Ayn Rand's Critics. Dallas, Texas: Durban House.  
  • Walker, Jeff (1999).  
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  • Younkins, Edward W., ed. (2007). Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing.  

Other works about Ayn Rand or Objectivism

The works listed below include articles, pamphlets, individual chapters of books, and materials in non-print media. Articles reproduced in books listed above are not included on this list.

  • Aune, James Arnt (2001). "Checking Ayn Rand's Premises (or, The Revenge of the Nerds)". Selling the Free Market: The Rhetoric of Economic Correctness. New York: Guilford Press.  
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  • Den Uyl, Douglas & Rasmussen, Douglas (April 1978). "Nozick On the Randian Argument".  
  • Efron, Robert (Autumn 1967). "Biology Without Consciousness – And Its Consequences".  
  • Forman, Frank (1989). "Ayn Rand and Natural Rights". The Metaphysics of Liberty. Theory and Decision Library, Series A. New York:  
  • Gordon, Philip (Autumn 1977). "The Extroflective Hero: A Look at Ayn Rand".  
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  •   Based on a lecture given to the Ayn Rand Society at the American Philosophical Association on December 29, 1995.
  • Hospers, John:
    • "Memories of Ayn Rand"
    • "Conversations With Ayn Rand" Part 1 by John Hospers (Originally published in Liberty, 1987)
    • Part 2 (Originally published in Liberty, 1987)
  • Kelley, David:
    • Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence. Poughkeepsie, NY:  
    • "Objectivism". The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism. Thousand Oaks, CA:  
    • A Theory of Abstraction. Poughkeepsie, NY: The Objectivist Center. 1999.  
  • Machan, Tibor (April 1977). "Nozick and Rand on Property Rights". The Personalist 58: 192–195. 
  •   Reprinted in Nozick, Socratic Puzzles, 1997, ISBN 0-674-81653-6.
  • O'Neil, Patrick M. (Spring 1983). "Ayn Rand and the Is-Ought Problem" (PDF). Journal of Libertarian Studies 7 (1): 81–99. 
  • Rasmussen, Douglas (1982). "Essentialism, Values and Rights: The Objectivist Case for the Free Society". In Machan, Tibor R. The Libertarian Reader. Totowa, New Jersey: Rowman & Littlefield.  
  • Menaul, Christopher, director (1998) The Passion of Ayn Rand. (Dramatisation of Barbara Branden's The Passion of Ayn Rand; released as a motion picture in 1999; leading players: Helen Mirren, Eric Stoltz, Peter Fonda)
  • Sciabarra, Chris Matthew:
    • Ayn Rand: Her Life and Thought. Poughkeepsie, NY: The Atlas Society. 1996.  
    • "A Renaissance in Rand Scholarship" (PDF). Reason Papers 23: 132–159. Fall 1998. 
    • "Rand, Ayn (1905–1982)". The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism. Thousand Oaks, CA:  
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  • Stockton, Sharon (2006). "Engineering Fascism: Ayn Rand, Ezra Pound and the Virile Hero". The Economics of Fantasy: Rape in Twentieth-century Literature. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press Press. pp. 48–70.  
  • Thomas, William (2003). "Ayn Rand: Radical for Capitalism". In Frost, Bryan-Paul & Sikkenga, Jeffrey (eds.). History of American Political Thought. Lanham, Maryland:  

Objectivist periodicals

  • The Intellectual Activist (1979–2010). Peter Schwartz editor (1979–1991), Robert Stubblefield editor (1991–1996), Robert Tracinski editor (1996–2010).[1] Published fortnightly to September 1991; then bi-monthly to November 1998; monthly thereafter.
  • The Objectivist Forum. Vols 1–8, 1980–1987. Harry Binswanger, editor and publisher; Leonard Peikoff, consulting editor. Published bi-monthly.
  • Full Context. Vols 1–13, 1988–2000. Karen (Reedstrom) Minto, editor. Published monthly to June 1998; bi-monthly thereafter.
  • Objectivity. Vols 1–2, 1990–1998. Stephen C. Boydstun, editor. Published occasionally.
  • The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies (1999– ). R.W. Bradford (until his death in 2005), Stephen D. Cox, Roderick Long (replacing Bradford), and Chris Matthew Sciabarra, editors. Published semi-annually.
  • The Undercurrent (2005– ). Various student editors. Published occasionally.
  • The Objective Standard (2006– ). Craig Biddle, editor and publisher. Published quarterly.

References

  • Gladstein, Mimi Reisel (1999). The New Ayn Rand Companion. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.  
  • Perinn, Vincent L. (1990). Ayn Rand: First Descriptive Bibliography. Rockville, Maryland: Quill & Brush.  
  1. ^ Tracinski, Robert. "The Tracinski Letter: About". Retrieved September 26, 2012. 

External links

  • Books about Objectivism or Ayn Rand – Lists of books related to Objectivism with detail pages including tables of contents, ISBN numbers for multiple editions, and links to reviews
  • Chronology & Bibliography of Ayn Rand's Life & Works – Detailed chronological listing of Rand's articles, books, lectures and other works
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