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From: Chris Matthew Sciabarra <cms10@is2.nyu.edu> Sent: Saturday, August 28, 1999 12:05 PM Subject: The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies

> I apologize if some of you are receiving this announcement several times;
> the reason for this might be that you are not only on my personal email
> list, but also on one of the subscription lists to which it has been
> circulated.
> Please circulate this announcement freely.
> Cheers,
> Chris
> ====
> Announcement and Call for Papers
> THE JOURNAL OF AYN RAND STUDIES is the first scholarly publication to
> examine Ayn Rand:
> her life, her work, her times. Welcoming essays from every discipline --
> from literary theory and aesthetics to epistemology, ethics, politics,
> social theory, and intellectual history -- the journal is not aligned with
> any advocacy group, institute, or person. It is the first place where
> people working in different traditions and from different perspectives can
> respectfully exchange their ideas on the legacy of one of the world's most
> enduring and controversial thinkers.
> The first issue, Fall 1999, includes six new and provocative articles:
> Editor Chris Matthew Sciabarra discusses the major historical significance
> of his discovery and
> investigation of Ayn Rand's transcript from the University of St.
> Petersburg. The document was
> uncovered from the vaults of the Central State Archives of St. Petersburg,
> and it answers the many mysteries surrounding Rand's college education.
> (For an introduction to this article, "Investigative Report: In Search of
> the Rand Transcript," published in the October 1999 issue of LIBERTY
> magazine, point your browser to:
> http://www.nyu.edu/projects/sciabarra/essays/randt1.htm .)
> Editor Stephen Cox examines the shifting perspectives, the ironies and
> parodies, in Rand's literary celebration of American capitalism. He
> focuses on how Rand -- the "outsider" -- succeeded
> in finding new imaginative constructions of the "inside" of American life.
> Roger E. Bissell, author of many published essays on philosophy,
> psychology, and aesthetics, challenges Rand's interpretation of the nature
> of musical perception, and develops a strong case for the underlying unity
> of the arts.
> Austrian economist Larry J. Sechrest revisits the debate over "minarchy"
> and "anarchy," arguing that
> the various Objectivist proposals for limited government fail to offer a
> convincing rebuttal to the
> case for anarchy.
> Robert L. Campbell, professor of psychology, shows how Rand's theory of
> knowledge drew
> explicitly on the ideas and findings of the Cognitive Revolution, the
> mid-century change in American
> psychology that overthrew behaviorism.
> And philosopher and writer Gregory R. Johnson critiques Rand's ethics and
> political philosophy,
> rejecting her argument for classical liberalism, and her conception of
> human nature.
> Information on Subscriptions, a listing of the Editorial Board and the
> Board of Advisors -- along with abstracts of the articles and contributor
> biographies -- are all available on the website.
> THE JOURNAL OF AYN RAND STUDIES website can be found currently at:
> http://www.nyu.edu/projects/sciabarra/joars.htm
> Consider this posting to be an Official Call for Papers as well --
> addressed to all bona fide scholars who are interested in submitting their
> essays to a rigorous academic review process for publication
> (Style sheet is also available on the website.)
> I hope to be hearing from many of you.
> Cheers,
> Chris Matthew Sciabarra
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> Chris Matthew Sciabarra, Visiting Scholar
> NYU Department of Politics
> 715 Broadway
> New York, New York 10003-6806
> Visit Sciabarra's Dialectics and Liberty Homepage:
> http://www.nyu.edu/projects/sciabarra
> For all NEW Essays and Publications, Point your Browser to:
> http://www.nyu.edu/projects/sciabarra/update.htm
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