Jacob (phatjew) wrote in relobj,

Ayn Rand and Mysticism

Nathaniel Branden has some interesting things to say about mystics and Ayn Rand in his The Benefits and Hazards of the Philosophy of Ayn Rand. I especially agreed with the statement:

Ayn Rand was a great champion of reason, a passionate champion of the human mind — and a total adversary of any form of irrationalism or any form of what she called mysticism. I say "of what she called mysticism," because I do not really think she understood mysticism very well — I know she never studied the subject — and irrationalism and mysticism are not really synonymous, as they are treated in Atlas Shrugged.
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