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Kafka op het strand

Title : Kafka op het strand
Author : N.A
Total pages: 639 pages
ISBN: 9789045000947

Het leven van een 15-jarige jongen die van huis is weggelopen, loopt parallel aan dat van een oude man die op zoek is naar de openingssteen die een andere wereld zal ontsluiten.

Arousing Brandi ( sleep sex barely legal virgin erotica )

Title : Arousing Brandi ( sleep sex barely legal virgin erotica )
Author : Kelli Wolfe
Publisher: Pink Parts Press
Total pages: N.A pages

When Alex comes home to find sexy little Brandi, his sister's best friend, passed out cold in his bed he's not sure what to do. The gentleman in him is ready to head for the couch, but darker suggestions whisper from deep inside him. Asleep she's so sweet and so innocent that he just can't help himself, even though he knows that if she wakes up he's in big trouble. But what if she doesn't wake up? Just how far can Alex go without waking her?

De weg naar verandering / druk 4

Title : De weg naar verandering / druk 4
Author : Wayne Walter Dyer
Total pages: 382 pages
ISBN: 9789021525709

Als de liefde brandt

Title : Als de liefde brandt
Author : Shirlee Busbee
Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
Total pages: 335 pages
ISBN: 904433428X

Tien jaar geleden raakte Nell Anslowe ernstig gewond door een val van haar paard. Nu loopt ze mank en heeft nog steeds nachtmerries. Haar aanstaande verbrak destijds de verloving en Nell gelooft dat ze nooit meer zal trouwen. Julian, graaf van Wyndham denkt ook dat hij niet geschikt is voor het huwelijksleven nadat hij door zijn echtgenote abrupt in de steek is gelaten tot hij Nell ontmoet. Beiden schuilen voor een zware zomerstorm in een hut. Daar worden ze betrapt door Nells familie. Een haastige trouwpartij is de enige manier om Nell voor een schandaal te behoeden. Zal er ooit sprake zijn van enige hartstocht in hun beleefdheidshuwelijk?

Grandpa's Book

Title : Grandpa's Book
Author : Frank Beck
Publisher: Lulu.com
Total pages: 190 pages
ISBN: 1291887598

This book was written for my Grandchildren, but may be of general interest. It describes the experiences of a child refugee and his education and subsequent integration in society as a husband and father with a career.

Ayn Rand

Title : Ayn Rand
Author : Chris Matthew Sciabarra
Publisher: Penn State Press
Total pages: N.A pages
ISBN: 9780271042367

The Ayn Rand Column

Title : The Ayn Rand Column
Author : Ayn Rand,Peter Schwartz
Publisher: Second Renaissance Press
Total pages: 134 pages
ISBN: 9781561142927

The 26 essays in this collection originally appeared in Ayn Rand's column for the Los Angeles Times. The essays exemplify the radical ideas of her unique philosophy of objectivism: uncompromising rationality, egoism, and laissez-faire capitalism. With her characteristic intellectual consistency, she scrutinizes a breadth of topics ranging from the Cuban missile crisis to nationalism versus internationalism. This edition includes two out-of-print essays about the field of politics.

Ayn Rand and the World She Made

Title : Ayn Rand and the World She Made
Author : Anne C. Heller
Publisher: Anchor
Total pages: 368 pages
ISBN: 0385529465

Ayn Rand is best known as the author of the perennially bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Altogether, more than 12 million copies of the two novels have been sold in the United States. The books have attracted three generations of readers, shaped the foundation of the Libertarian movement, and influenced White House economic policies throughout the Reagan years and beyond. A passionate advocate of laissez-faire capitalism and individual rights, Rand remains a powerful force in the political perceptions of Americans today. Yet twenty-five years after her death, her readers know little about her life. In this seminal biography, Anne C. Heller traces the controversial author’s life from her childhood in Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution to her years as a screenwriter in Hollywood, the publication of her blockbuster novels, and the rise and fall of the cult that formed around her in the 1950s and 1960s. Throughout, Heller reveals previously unknown facts about Rand’s history and looks at Rand with new research and a fresh perspective. Based on original research in Russia, dozens of interviews with Rand’s acquaintances and former acolytes, and previously unexamined archives of tapes and letters, AYN RAND AND THE WORLD SHE MADE is a comprehensive and eye-opening portrait of one of the most significant and improbable figures of the twentieth century. From the Hardcover edition.

Ayn Rand

Title : Ayn Rand
Author : Mimi R. Gladstein
Publisher: A&C Black
Total pages: 176 pages
ISBN: 1623566738

The novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand was one of the most influential 20th century advocates of free market capitalism. Her work inspired Objectivism, a philosophical movement and former US Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan cited Rand as a formative intellectual influence. In this outstanding volume, Mimi Gladstein details Rand's belief in the moral supremacy of individualism over collectivism, highlighting her contribution to libertarian thought.

Essays on Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead

Title : Essays on Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead
Author : Robert Mayhew
Publisher: Lexington Books
Total pages: 349 pages
ISBN: 9780739115787

In this unique study of The Fountainhead, Dr. Robert Mayhew brings together historical, literary, and philosophical essays that analyze the novel's style, its use of humor, and its virtues of productivity, independence, and integrity. The essays make extensive use of previously unpublished material from the Ayn Rand Archives, offering a new collection of material to explore and consider.

The New Ayn Rand Companion

Title : The New Ayn Rand Companion
Author : Mimi Reisel Gladstein
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total pages: 162 pages
ISBN: 9780313303210

Chronicles and summarizes Ayn Rand's writings, presents information about her national and global impact--and the response to it--and provides the most comprehensive bibliography published to date.

Ayn Rand Reader

Title : Ayn Rand Reader
Author : Ayn Rand
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: 512 pages
ISBN: 1101137258

The Fountainhead, which became one of the most influential and widely read philosophical novels of the twentieth century, made Ayn Rand famous. An impassioned proponent of reason, rational self-interest, individualism, and laissez-faire capitalism, she expressed her unique views in numerous works of fiction and non-fiction that have been brought together for the first time in this one-of-a-kind volume.Containing excerpts from all her novels--including Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, and We The Living--The Ayn Rand Reader is a perfect introduction for those who have never read Rand, and provides teachers with an excellent guide to the basics of her viewpoint.

Essays on Ayn Rand's Anthem

Title : Essays on Ayn Rand's Anthem
Author : Robert Mayhew
Publisher: Lexington Books
Total pages: 352 pages
ISBN: 0739154745

In this first book-length study of Ayn Rand's anti-utopia Anthem, essays explore the historical, literary, and philosophical themes presiding in this novella written in opposition to the totalitarianism of the Soviet Union (and Nazi Germany). Written in 1937, published in 1938 in Britain, and subsequently in a revised form in the United States in 1946, Anthem investigates the importance of the ego and freedom, and the individual against the state. Editor Robert Mayhew has collected a variety of essays dealing with such topics including: the history behind the novella's creation, publication, and reception; its connection to other anti-utopian novels; and, the significance of ego and freedom, which it portrays and defends. This book is important to philosophers as well as readers looking to gain a better understanding of Ayn Rand and Anthem.

Ayn Rand

Title : Ayn Rand
Author : N.A
Publisher: PediaPress
Total pages: N.A pages

A Companion to Ayn Rand

Title : A Companion to Ayn Rand
Author : Allan Gotthelf,Gregory Salmieri
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Total pages: 544 pages
ISBN: 1405186844

The first publication to offer a serious academic study of Rand's often marginalized corpus, this comprehensive companion provides critical analysis of her prolific and iconoclastic writings, including her novels, her political commentary, and the essays in which she laid out her philosophy of Objectivism. The first publication to provide a wide-ranging critical commentary for an academic readership on Rand's varied and challenging output Contains chapters by many of the leading experts in Rand's thought Provides informed contextual analysis for scholars in a variety of disciplines Features original research on unpublished material and drafts from the Rand archives in California Features insightful and fair-minded interpretations of Rand's controversial beliefs

Ayn Rand Nation

Title : Ayn Rand Nation
Author : Gary Weiss
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Total pages: 304 pages
ISBN: 1429950781

Thirty years after her death in March 1982, Ayn Rand's ideas have never been more important. Unfettered capitalism, unregulated business, bare-bones government providing no social services, glorification of selfishness, disdain for Judeo-Christian morality—these are the tenets of Rand's harsh philosophy. In Ayn Rand Nation, Gary Weiss explores the people and institutions that remain under the spell of the Russian-born novelist. He provides new insights into Rand's inner circle in the last years of her life, with revelations of never-before-publicized predictions by Rand that still resonate today. Weiss charts Rand's infiltration of the Tea Party and Libertarian movements, and provides an inside look at the radical belief system that has exerted a powerful influence on the Republican Party and its presidential candidates. It's a fascinating cast of characters that ranges from Glenn Beck to Oliver Stone, and includes Rand's most influential disciple, Alan Greenspan. Weiss describes in penetrating detail how Greenspan became a stalking horse for Rand—slashing and burning regulations with ideological zeal, and then seeking to conceal her influence on his life and thinking. Lastly, Weiss provides a strategy for a renewed national dialogue, an embrace of the nation's core values that is needed to deal with Rand's pervasive grip on society. From The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged to Rand's lesser-known and misunderstood nonfiction books, Gary Weiss examines the impact of Rand's thinking across our society.

Ayn Rand Explained

Title : Ayn Rand Explained
Author : Ronald E. Merrill,Marsha Familaro Enright
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
Total pages: 225 pages
ISBN: 0812697987

Fifty-five years after Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand is more in the news than ever. Ayn Rand Explained is an accurate and riveting account of Rand’s life, work, and influence, with the emphasis on her ideas. The book covers Rand’s career, from youth in Soviet Russia to Hollywood screenwriter and then to ideological guru; her novels and other fiction writings; her work in ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics; her influence on--and personal animosity toward--both conservatism and libertarianism. Rand’s Objectivism encompasses the ethics of rational egoism ('The Virtue of Selfishness’); dedication to rational thinking and acting; rejection of faith in the supernatural, personal freedom from political interference, and a moral defense of limited government and laissez-faire. Objectivism was first promoted through the Nathaniel Branden Institute, headed by Rand’s young prot�g� and designated heir. The Institute’s phenomenally rapid growth was abruptly cut short when Rand expelled Branden and his followers in 1968. Today Objectivism is represented by different factions, notably the Ayn Rand Institute and the Atlas Society. This is a revised, updated edition of The Ideas of Ayn Rand (1991), including new information on Rand’s rocketing influence, new stories about her personal relationships, and new analysis of her life and ideas.

Essays on Ayn Rand's "We the Living"

Title : Essays on Ayn Rand's "We the Living"
Author : Robert Mayhew
Publisher: Lexington Books
Total pages: 438 pages
ISBN: 0739149717

Ayn Rand remains a truly significant figure of modern philosophy. Her unique vision of a world in which man, relying on reason, acts wholly for his own good is skillfully developed and illustrated in her most famous novels, Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. But Rand's first novel, We the Living, a lesser-known but no less important book, offers an early form of the author's nascent philosophy—the philosophy Rand later called Objectivism. In the second edition, Robert Mayhew once again brings together pre-eminent scholars of Rand's writing. The edition includes three new chapters, as well as an epilogue by renowned Rand-scholar Leonard Peikoff. In part a history of We the Living, from its earliest drafts to the Italian film later based upon it, Mayhew's collection goes on to explore the enduring significance of Rand's first novel as a work both of philosophy and of literature. For Ayn Rand scholars and fans alike, this enhanced second edition is a compelling examination of a novel that set the tone for some of the most influential philosophical literature to follow.

Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged

Title : Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged
Author : Edward W. Younkins
Publisher: Routledge
Total pages: 432 pages
ISBN: 1317176561

Since its publication in 1957 Atlas Shrugged, the philosophical and artistic climax of Ayn Rand's novels, has never been out of print and has received enormous critical attention becoming one of the most influential books ever published, impacting on a variety of disciplines including philosophy, literature, economics, business, and political science among others. More than a great novel, Atlas Shrugged is an abstract conceptual, and symbolic work that expounds a radical philosophy, presenting a view of man and man's relationship to existence and manifesting the essentials of an entire philosophical system - metaphysics, epistemology, politics and ethics. Celebrating the fiftieth year of Atlas Shrugged's publication, this companion is an exploration of this monumental work of literature. Contributions have been specially commissioned from a diversity of eminent scholars who admire and have been influenced by the book, the included essays analyzing the novel's integrating elements of theme, plot and characterization from many perspectives and from various levels of meaning.

Quicklet on Ayn Rand's Philosophy: Who Needs It

Title : Quicklet on Ayn Rand's Philosophy: Who Needs It
Author : Mia Claudia Wood
Publisher: Hyperink Inc
Total pages: 43 pages
ISBN: 1614640769

ABOUT THE BOOK Ayn Rand studied philosophy at university, and devoted much of her life to developing her own philosophy, known as Objectivism. In Rand's view, no one who does not have either an implicit or explicit worldview can adequately deal with life's problems. Hence, the titular essay of her book, Philosophy: Who Needs It? The original essay was delivered as an address to the graduating class of the United States Military Academy at West Point, in 1974. A recording of this talk, along with the subsequent Q&A, is also available. MEET THE AUTHOR Mia has two intersecting careers: She is a philosophy professor in the Philosophy/Sociology Department at Pierce College, and a freelance writer. Her combined skills, experience, and broad range of interests make me a thorough and efficient researcher, concept analyst and developer, and writer across a wide array of topics and subjects.Whether she writes fiction or non-fiction, her main interests involve societal issues and culture, primarily from a philosophical standpoint. What that means is that she not only attempts to investigate and inquire into the ideas that underpin or permeate certain issues and topics, but also to remain open to changing my her views. It is often the case that inquiry forces one to re-evaluate and amend one's beliefs. It can be a rather uncomfortable experience, but worthwhile nonetheless. Such is the case with Mia. She attempts to see where the topic at hand leads her, and questions what sort of method she uses in her investigation, and then draws a conclusion.Mia's philosophical interests range across metaphysical and epistemological subjects such as free will and moral responsibility, causation, conditionals, consciousness, personal identity, punishment, and metaphor, to contemporary issues such as same-sex marriage. She greatly enjoys conducting introductory courses in the history of philosophy, logic, and ethics. Perhaps her greatest satisfaction comes through connecting philosophical topics with the details of daily life we take for granted. Looking, for example, at the purpose of marriage yields interesting discussions about what it means to be human. Mia's Ph.D. is in Philosophy, and she teaches a broad range of subject areas in her discipline. Her freelance writing experience includes articles, essays, and ghostwriting (fiction and non-fiction). Please visit her Web site to learn more about her: www.girlzillawrites.com.Cheers! EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Philosophy: Who Needs It? is a collection of conceptually connected essays by the writer, Ayn Rand. The majority of the essays build upon each other, with the titular piece introducing the reader, in some of the broadest strokes possible, to the general outlines of Objectivism, Rand's somewhat systematic theory of reality, knowledge, morality, politics, and education. Because Rand often utilizes terms in fairly specific ways, it is helpful to consult The Ayn Rand Lexicon. Another reason to peruse the lexicon is because, although Rand uses terms in specific ways, she rarely distinguishes the same terminology used differently by the philosophers she references. As a result, her references may be misleading, if you do not have a working knowledge of her definitions. CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on Ayn Rand: Philosophy: Who Needs It? + About the Book + About the Author + Synopsis + Key Terms and Definitions + ...and much more Quicklet on Ayn Rand's Philosophy: Who Needs It