Summary Of Ayn Rand's Objectivism

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Ayn Rand’s philosophy is Objectivism, which Janaya already explained. She uses the definitions of the word ego and the idea of man’s self to express her views on objectivism.
She describes ego, not as a representation of a person, but rather the person himself, or his identity (“Man’s self”). She believes that man’s mind is the basis of reason and judgment, which means that all of one’s opinions, emotions and individuality revolve around their ego.
She emphasized this by using her quotations to show how collectivism, and valuing the majority rather than the individual is erasing the aspect of people that makes them separate from everyone else. This is why she believes socialism, communism, and the Bolsheviks are problematic.

The first quote is “‘For the Council of Vocations knows in its greater wisdom where you are needed by your brother men, better than you can know it in your unworthy little minds.’” …show more content…

This shows how the aspirations and dreams of the people don’t matter. In this society, people are only valued for what they contribute to society, but not who they are as a person and what their hopes and dreams are.
Ayn Rand uses this quote to express Russian communism by using the Council of Vocations as a symbol for the Russian government. The Council of Vocations is portrayed as a controlling force that depletes individuality by forcing the people into professions that they do not want, simply because it will help the whole society, yet the individual's well being isn’t

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