The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand
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- Full Title: Truth and Toleration (original edition); The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand: Truth and Toleration in Objectivism (revised edition)
- Author(s): David Kelley
- Year Published: 1990 (original edition); 2000 (revised edition)
- Publisher: The Institute for Objectivist Studies (original edition); The Objectivist Center (using Transaction Publishers) (revised edition)
- Publication Type: Specialty
- ISBN-10: n/a (original edition), 0-7658-0060-8 (hardcover revised edition), 0-7658-0863-3 (paperback revised edition), 1-57724-010-3 (online edition)
- ISBN-13: n/a (original edition), 978-0-7658-0060-2(hardcover revised edition), 978-0-7658-0863-9 (paperback revised edition), 978-1-57724-010-5 (online edition)
- Description: Kelley discusses the nature of moral judgement, tolerance, and whether Objectivism is a "closed system." The revised edition includes an additional introduction and postsript, expanded notes, and Kelley's article "Better Things to Do" reprinted as an appendix.
- Preface to the 2nd Edition
- Moral Judgment
- Cognition and Evaluation
- Moral Judgment
- Types of Moral Judgment
- The Temperament of a Judge
- Existential Aid and Moral Sanction
- The Case of Libertarianism
- Error and Evil
- Ideas and Original Sin
- The Role of Ideas in History
- The Scope of Honest Error
- Inherently Dishonest Ideas
- Tolerance, Justice, and Benevolence
- Tolerance and Objectivity
- Open and Closed Systems
- Objectivism as an Open System
- What Is Objectivism?
- The Objectivist Movement
- Appendix A: A Question of Sanction
- Appendix B: Better Things to Do [revised edition]
- Index [revised edition]
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The following perspectives on this book are available online:
- Essay by Bennett C. Karp criticizing "A Question of Sanction" for Objectively Speaking
- Review by Thomas L. Knapp at Free-Market.net
- Essay by Kevin McFarlane discussing the first edition for Philosophical Notes
- Review by Lindsay Perigo of the revised edition
- Essay by David Ramsay Steele criticizing Objectivism, using the revised edition of Kelley's book as its primary reference
- Essay by Dave Saum analyzing Kelley's position on what is essential to Objectivism as a philosophy
- Essay by Robert W. Tracinski criticizing "A Question of Sanction"
Additional keywords: Ann Rand, Anne Rand, Ayn Rad, Ayn Ran, Any Rand, David Kelly
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