Ayn Rand in the Age of Anti-Intellectualism

Regardless how one may feel about Ayn Rand, her “philosophy,” or her generally unpleasant demeanor, she does comprehend at least one underpinning truth of our species: “I am, therefore I’ll think.”  By subverting René Descartes’s famous cogito proposition, Rand exposes its flaw.  For Rand, “I’ll think” is volitional, since one’s existence is not predicated on whether one chooses to think or not. Moreover, in a … Continue reading Ayn Rand in the Age of Anti-Intellectualism