Introduction to Ayn Rand’s Ideas

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John Lewis looks at Ayn Rand's thinking through a brief analysis of two of her books, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and observations made during his many years working in the field of construction.  He explains her ideas based on five branches of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, politics, and aesthetics.  Lewis emphasizes the importance of rationality and comments on Rand's views on existence, identity, honesty, justice, and charity.  Lewis also stresses the need to be free of coercion and comments on the differences between capitalism and socialism.  Lewis emphasizes that one of the principal characteristics of Rand's thinking is her adherence to reality, since she believed it was the fundamental truth of our existence and our rationality.


Introduction to Ayn Rand's Ideas 
John Lewis

Business School Building, EN-601
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, April 5, 2009

New Media - UFM production.  Guatemala, April 2009
Camera: Sergio Miranda, Mynor de León; digital editing: Rebeca Zuñiga; index and synopsis: Sergio Bustamante; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; transcript: Lucía Canjura; transcript reviser: Sofía Díaz; publication: Mario Pivaral/Carlos Petz

John Lewis


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín