"A free mind and a free market are corollaries": First Edition of For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy Of Ayn Rand; Signed by Ayn Rand

  • For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand.

For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand.

Item Number: 26079

New York : Random House, 1961.

First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Ayn Rand on the half-title page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small closed tears and wear to the extremities.

"Rand’s 1961 book For The New Intellectual outlines her philosophical system of Objectivism by means of excerpts from We The Living, Anthem, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged She then opens the book with an essay on the cultural bankruptcy that has undermined the capitalistic system of the United States. The essay is directed at ‘the New Intellectuals’ needed to restore and defend a capitalist economy in the face of that cultural bankruptcy. Rand is very clear that neither pragmatic nor economic argument is what must be used. Instead, it is arguments for ‘a new morality of rational self-interest’ that will provide the foundation for a new capitalist culture" (Bostaph, Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 11:1,20).