Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand

Technotranscendence (neptune@mars.superlink.net)
Wed, 3 Feb 1999 22:41:52 -0500 (EST)

Apologies if this is not of interest to those on this list. However, Rand is a philosopher who has had a big impact -- for better or for worse -- on our movement, do you think?

Daniel Ust

From: Chris Sciabarra [SMTP:cms10@is2.nyu.edu] Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 1999 12:03 AM Subject: Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand

This is a follow-up to an earlier announcement; I received many inquiries about this book from PNS subscribers. This follow-up includes additional information about the just-published volume: It is February 2, 1999, the 94th anniversary of Ayn Rand's birth - - and the publication day for a landmark anthology that engages Rand's system of thought from the diverse perspectives of contemporary feminism.
FEMINIST INTERPRETATIONS OF AYN RAND, co-edited by Mimi Reisel Gladstein and Chris Matthew Sciabarra, has been published by Penn State Press as part of its series, "Re-Reading the Canon." Ultimately, this series will feature more than twenty volumes, each devoted to another major philosopher in the Western canon. Rand takes her place alongside such thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche.
The Rand volume, printed simultaneously in paperback and clothbound editions, features four reprinted articles and fifteen original essays. Contributors are: Barbara Branden, Nathaniel Branden, Diana Mertz Brickell, Susan Love Brown, Susan Brownmiller, Mimi Reisel Gladstein, Thomas Gramstad, Melissa Jane Hardie, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Valerie Loiret-Prunet, Wendy McElroy, Karen Michalson, Camille Paglia, Sharon Presley, Robert Sheaffer, Joan Kennedy Taylor, Barry Vacker, and Judith Wilt.
To find out more information about the volume and its contributors, point your browser to:
http://www.nyu.edu/projects/sciabarra/femstart.htm Penetrating reviews of this controversial and provocative book can be found on the website.
A structured, moderated discussion of this explosive volume will begin on March 1, 1999 on the Randian-Feminism on-line discussion list. For further information on this list, and the discussion, point your browser to:
http://www.nyu.edu/projects/sciabarra/fem/femdis.htm For information on a special Laissez Faire Books clothbound offer, point your browser to:

Finally, the Sciabarra Dialectics and Liberty Home Page has been upgraded again - - it takes longer to load, but it is a bit more animated:
Chris Matthew Sciabarra

Chris Matthew Sciabarra, Visiting Scholar Faculty of Arts and Science
New York University Department of Politics 715 Broadway, 4th floor
New York, New York 10003-6806
Email: cms10@is2.nyu.edu
Dialectics and Liberty Site: http://www.nyu.edu/projects/sciabarra FEMINIST INTERPRETATIONS OF AYN RAND
Penn State Press - Just Published
On the 94th anniversary of Rand's Birth - Feb. 2, 1999: http://www.nyu.edu/projects/sciabarra/femstart.htm