An index to some source material on Objectivism

   References 
   Index
   Principles of Efficient Thinking - lectures by Barbara Branden. 
   Basic Principles of Objectivism - lectures by N. Branden
   Psychology of Romantic Love - lectures by N. Branden
   Ford Hall Forum
   Atlas Shrugged
   The Fountainhead

   
   References
ARL    :The Ayn Rand Letter
B#     :Basic Principles of Objectivism - lectures by N. Branden
L#     :Psychology of Romantic Love - lectures by N. Branden
RAA    :The Revolt Against Affluence 
RPP    :Role of Philosophy in Psychotherapy 
T#     :Principles of Efficient Thinking - lectures by Barbara Branden. 
TEC    :Tax-exempt Church 
TOA    :Textbook of Americanism 
TOF or MmmYY-pp  (i.e., Apr87-10)    :The Objectivist Forum
TPI    :The Playboy Interview 
YY/Mmm/pp (i.e., 67/May/11) :The Objectivist Newsletter  or  The Objectivist

   
   Index
Abortion; 69/Feb/3; ARL383 (feticide); Jun81-3
Agnosticism; 63/Apr/15; Dec87-6
Alienation; 65/Jul/29
Altruism; 62/Jul/27; 63/Oct/39
Ambition; ARL51
American Philosophical Association; 70/Jun/1
Amoralist; ARL205
Amundsen:Roald; Apr87-10
Analytic-Synthetic Dichotomy; 67/May/11
Anderson:Benjamin (Economics and the Public Welfare); 65/May/21
Anderson:Martin (The Federal Bulldozer); 66/Apr/8
ANDERSON:MARTIN; 65/May/21
Anthropology; Feb81-10
Anti-concept; ARL1; ARL197; ARL205
Anti-Industrial Revolution; 71/Jan/1
Antitrust; 62/Jan/1; 62/Feb/5; Jun80-6
Anxiety; 66/Nov/7
Apollo 11; 69/Sep/1; 69/Dec/1
Apollo 8; 68/Nov/16
Apollo; ARL157
Appeasement; 66/Jan/1
Arbitrary; Dec87-1
Architecture; Dec85-10
Argument from Intimidation; 64/Jul/25; ARL374
Arnold:Magda (Emotion and Personality); 66/Jan/12
Art/Cognition; 71/Apr/1
Art; 65/Apr/15; 66/Mar/1; 68/Nov/5: Dec82-1; TPI-11
Axiomatic Concepts; Feb87-4
Balance of Trade; Aug87-14
Barron:John (KGB Today:The Hidden Hand); Oct83-12
Barron:John (MIG Pilot); Aug80-10
Barzun (The American University); 68/Nov/11
Beck:Joan (How to Raise a Brighter Child); 68/Sep/11
Behaviorism; Feb80-10
Berlin; 62/Jan/4
Bessemer:Henry; Jun85-12
Beyond Freedom and Dignity; ARL33; ARL70
Biology Without Consciousness-And its Consequences; 68/Feb/5
Blanshard:Brand (Reason and Analysis); 63/Feb/7
Bludge mentality; Apr84-11
BLUMENTHAL:ALLAN; 69/Jun/6
BLUMENTHAL:JOAN; 64/Mar/11; 68/Nov/5
Bork:Robert; Oct87-7
Born Free (movie); 66/Sep/14
BRANDEN:BARBARA;62/Jan/2; 62/Mar/11; 62/Dec/54; 63/Jun/23; 66/Feb/14; 
   66/Sep/12; 66/Oct/7; 67/Apr/11 
BRICK:AVIS; 67/Jun/13; 68/Jun/12; 68/Jul/8
Bucher:Lloyd; 69/Feb/1
Bullit (movie); 69/Jun/13
Buy American; Apr87-1
Capital Punishment; 63/Jan/3
Capitalism; 63/Nov/44; 65/Oct/47; 65/Nov/51; ARL338
Capote (In Cold Blood); 66/Feb/15
Capuletti:Jose Manuel; 66/Dec/12
Causality; 66/Mar/8
Censorship; ARL70; ARL229
Certainty; ARL286
Charly (movie); 69/Jun/11
Chess; ARL111
Child labor; 62/Apr/14
Christ; TPI-10
Chu:Valentin (Ta Ta Tan Tan); 63/Nov/42
Collectivism; TOA-3
Collins and Tamarkin (Marva Collins' Way); Aug86-11
Communism; ARL86
Competition; 68/Aug/8
Comprachicos; 70/Aug/1
Compromise; 62/Jul/29; 64/Jan/1
Conflicts of interests; 62/Aug/31
Consensus; 65/May/19; ARL85
Conspiracy; 69/Jan/10
Constitution; Nov67-9; Dec87-8 
Consumerism; 65/Oct/47
Cooke:Janet (Jimmy's World); Aug81-2
Copyrights; 64/May/19
Core Evaluations; Feb85-3
Corruption Fallacy; ARL92
Covenant; ARL121; ARL375
Crane:Philip (The Democrat's Dilemma); 65/Oct/49
Creationism; Apr81-13
Creative; ARL178
Crocker:George (Roosevelt's Road to Russia); 64/Jan/2
Cultural Barometer; 66/Feb/14 et seq.
Cultural Value-Deprivation; 66/Apr/1
Czechoslovakia; 68/Jul/8
Dear John (movie); 66/Sep 13
Democratic National Convention; ARL95
Depressions; 62/Aug/33
Determinism; 63/May/17
Draft; 67/Oct/10
Drury (Capable of Honor); 66/Oct/7
Drury (Preserve and Protect); 68/Dec/11
Drury (The Throne of Saturn); 71/May/11
DRURY:ALLEN; 69/Jan/9
Duty; 70/Jul/1
East Minus West = Zero (Keller); 62/Nov/48
Economics; 68/Aug/8; ARL337; Aug80-3; Aug82-3; Apr87-7; Aug87-12; TEC
Education:Traditional/Progressive/Montessori; Jun84-10
Education; Aug82-10; Aug83-2; Oct83-1; Oct84-1; Aug86-11
EFRON:EDITH; 62/MAY/18 ;62/Nov/48; 63/Jul/26; 64/May/18
EFRON:ROBERT; 66/Jan/12; 67/Mar/8; 68/Feb/5
Egalitarianism; ARL333
Ekirch:Arthur (Decline of American Liberalism); 62/Jul/28
Election 1972; ARL133
Electrical Conspiracy; 62/Jan/1; 62/Feb/6
Ellis:Albert; 67/Dec/11
Emotions/Actions; 66/Jun/7
Emotions/Repression; 66/Aug/8
Emotions/Values; 66/May/1
Emotions; 62/Jan/3; Oct87-3
Energy Crisis; ARL257
Envy; 71/Jul/1
Epistemology; 66/Jul/1; 70/Mar/1; Oct84-3; Aug85-1; Dec86-1; Feb87-1
Establishment; ARL70
Esthetics; 62/Nov/49; 63/Oct/37; 65/Jan/1
Ethics of Emergencies; 63/Feb/5
Ethics; 63/Jan/1; 65/Feb/7
Existentialism; ARL291
Extremism; 64/Sep/35
F.C.C.; 62/Jan/1; 62/Mar/9; 63/Jul/25
Facts of Reality; Feb87-7
Fair Trade; Apr87-8
Fairness Doctrine; ARL77; ARL82
Falsifiability; Aug82-4
Fascism; ARL86
Federal Reserve; 66/Jul/14
Fertig:Lawrence (Prosperity Through Freedom); 62/Mar/10
First cause; 62/May/19
Fleming:Harold (Ten Thousand Commandments); 62/Apr/14
Flynn:John (Roosevelt Myth); 62/Dec/54
Force; the Covenant file folder
Foreign aid; 62/Sep/37
Free Will; 64/Jan/3
Freud; Feb80-11
Friedan (Feminine Mystique); 63/Jul/26
Galbraith:John Kenneth (The Affluent Society); RAA
Georgia Sodomy; Dec87-7; Oct86-13
Gish (Lillian Gish: The Movies Mr. Griffith and Me); 69/Nov/7
Goldwater:Barry; 64/Dec/49
Government financing; 64/Feb/7
Government; 63/Dec/45; TOA-7; TPI-12; CGG  statism
Gravity game; ARL292
Great White Hope (drama); 69/Apr/7
Greatest Good For the Greatest Number; TOA-10
GREENSPAN:ALAN; 62/Jan/4(not in CAP); 63/Aug/31: 66/Jul/11 CAP 63
Hacker:Louis (The World of Andrew Carnegie); 69/Apr/12
Hahn:Otto; Dec83-5
Hainstock (Teaching Montessori in The Home); 71/Jul/13
Hansel (ESP:A Scientific Evaluation); 67/Mar/8
Hardwick; Oct86-13; Dec87-7
Hazlitt (Economics in One Lesson); 62/Feb/6
Hedonism; 62/Feb/7; TPI-8
Hegel; Feb86-12
Heraclitus; Feb86-12
HESSEN:BEATRICE; 64/Jan/2; 66/Apr/8; 68/Jan/12; 68/Sep/11; 70/May/12; 
   71/Jul/13 
HESSEN:ROBERT; 62/Feb/6; 62/Apr/14; 62/Jul/28; 62/Nov/51; 63/Nov/42; 
   68/Nov/11; 69/Apr/12; 70/Jan/9; 70/Aug/11 
Hippies; ARL201
History; Oct85-1
Hoffman:Banesh; (The Tyranny of Testing); 64/Mar/11
HOLZER:ERIKA(PHYLLIS); 68/Dec/11; 69/Jun/10
HOLZER:HENRY and PHYLLIS; 67/Oct/10
Horror File; 65/Jun/25 et seq.
HUAC testimony; Aug87-1
Hugo (Ninety-Three); 62/Oct/42
Hugo (The Man Who Laughs); 67/Dec/9
Humanae Vitae; 68/Sep/1
Huntford:Roland (The Last Place on Earth); Apr87-10
I Am Curious (yellow)  (movie); 69/Dec/12
Ibsen:Henrik; 71/Apr/10
Idealism; 69/Jan/3
Imaginary numbers; Aug85-7
Imitation; ARL228
In the Heat of the Night (movie); 68/Jan/10
Individualism; 62/Apr/13; Feb86-9; TOA-3
Industrial Revolution; 62/Nov/51
Inflation; ARL301; ARL337; Aug80-8
Inherited Wealth; 63/Jun/22
Innocents; Dec83-6; TPI-10
Instincts; 62/Oct/43
Intellectual honesty; ARL287
Introspection; ARL289; Dec85-2
Irrationalism; 63/Jul/27
Jones:Joyce (Citizenship Education); 67/Jun/13
Jones:W.T. (A History of Western Philosophy); 64/Sep/36
Journalism; 69/Jan/9; Dec80-8; Aug81-1; Oct82-9
KAMM:HENRY; 69/Jan/1
Kant; 71/Sep/4; ARL290; ARL377; Jun87-3
Kaufmann (Philosophic Classics); 64/Sep/36
Keller:Werner (East Minus West = Zero); 62/Nov/48
Kennedy:J.F.; 62/May/17; 62/Jun/21
Kidder:Tracy (The Soul of a New Machine); Feb82-5
Knight:Frank H.; Jun80-6
Knowledge; Apr81-8
Kudirka:Simas; 71/Jan/13
Labor Unions; 63/Nov/43
Law of Comparative Advantage; Aug87-11
Law; Jun83-8
Libertarianism; Aug81-11
Linguistic Analysis; ARL291
Literary style; Jun84-6
Literature; 68/Jul/1
Lithuanian Sailor; 71/Jan/13
Logic; ARL287; Dec86-8
Love Story (movie); 71/Jun/10
LUDEL:SUSAN; 69/Jan/9; 69/Oct/8; 70/Mar/11; 70/Jul/10; 71/May/11
Lyons:Eugene (Workers' Paradise Lost); 68/Jan/12
Man for all Seasons (movie); 68/Jan/9
Man in the Glass Booth (drama); 69/Jul/12
Man of La Mancha (drama); 69/Apr/10
Marchenko (My Tesimony); 70/Jul/10
Marcuse:Herbert; 70/Sep/7
Marginal Utility; RAA-5
Marilyn Monroe; 62/Oct/45
Marxism; Apr80-8
Maturity; 65/Nov/53
McGovern; ARL85; ARL125
Medicine; 62/Jun/25; 63/Mar/11; Apr85-3
MELTZER:JOAN; 65/Oct/49
Mental Health; 63/Mar/9; 67/Feb/8
Merwin-Webster (Calumet K); 67/Oct/6
Metaphysical vs Man-made; ARL177; ARL287
Midnight Cowboy; 69/Dec/11
Mill:John Stuart; ARL252
Minow:Newton; 62/Jan/1; 62/Mar/9; 63/Jul/25
Miracle Worker; 70/Mar/7
Missing Link; ARL204
Mixed economy; 62/Mar/9
Money; 66/Jul/11; ARL338; Oct80-9
Monopolies; 62/Jun/23
Montessori Education; Jun84-7
Montessori; 70/May/12
Moral Grayness; 64/Jun/21
Movies; Feb83-9
Muttnik; 67/Dec/2
Nazism; 69/Feb/5; 69/Oct/1; 70/Apr/1; 71/Jan/8
NELSON:JOHN; 69/Aug/3
New Left; 70/Sep/7
Newspeak; ARL115; ARL357; ARL376
Nietzsche:Friedrich; Feb86-8
Ninth Amendment; Nov67-9
Nixon-China; ARL58
Nixon; 68/Jun/1; ARL5
Nuclear power; Dec80-2
O'CONNOR:FRANK; 69/Nov/7
Obituary; Feb82-1
Objectivism; 62/Aug/35; Jun82-8; Aug83-2
Open mind; ARL292
Oppenheimer:J Robert; Dec83-5
Our Man Flint (Movie); 66/Feb/14
Parents/Children; 62/Dec/55
Patents; 64/May/19
Paterson:Isabel (The God of the Machine); 64/Oct/42
Peaceniks; 62/Oct/44
Peikoff (Thirty Years with Ayn Rand); Jun87-1
Peikoff:Leonard (The Ominous Parallels); Apr82-9
PEIKOFF:LEONARD; 62/Feb/7; 62/Jun/25; 64/Sep/36; 69/Feb/5; 69/Oct/1; 
   70/Apr/1;  71/Jan/8; 71/Sep/4 
Perfection; Feb81-1
Perry Mason; ARL225
Personal identity; Feb84-2
Philosophy: Who Needs It; ARL277
Philosophy; TPI-5
Pleasure; 64/Feb/5
Polarization; ARL1
Political crime; 70/May/1
Politics; 62/Jan/1; 66/Oct/12; Dec83-13; CGG
Populorum Progressio; 67/Jul/1
Pornography; ARL230
Primacy of Existence; ARL177
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (drama); 69/Apr/9
Proof; Dec86-8; Dec87-4
Property; 69/Aug/4
Property Rights; 64/May/19
Prove a Negative; Apr81-11
Pseudo-Self-Esteem; 64/May/17
Psycho-Epistemology; 64/Oct/41
Psychoanalysis; Feb80-11
Psychological Visibility; 67/Dec/2
Psychologizing; 71/Mar/1
Psychology; ARL179; Oct82-5; Feb85-3
Psychotherapy; 69/Jun/6; RPP-1
Public interest; 62/Mar/9
Public Television; ARL151
Pueblo; 69/Feb/1
Purchase; ARL351
Quotas; ARL92
Radio; 64/Apr/13
Rand's Razor; Dec86-10
Randall:John (Aristotle); 63/May/18
Rationalization; ARL289; ARL290
Rattigan:Terence; 71/Mar/9
Rawls; ARL168
Reagan:Ronald; ARL382; Jun81-1
Reason; Oct87-1
Reds (movie); Feb82-9
Reduction; Dec86-4
Reflections in a Golden Eye (movie); 68/Jan/8
Rehnquist; ARL23
Reinforcer; Feb80-14
Reisman:George (The Government Against the Economy); Apr80-13
REISMAN:GEORGE; 68/Aug/8
Religion; Jun86-2; TPI-10
Report to Readers; 63/Dec/47; 64/Dec/51; 65/Apr/17; 65/Dec/57; 66/Apr/17
Representative Government; ARL91
Repression; 66/Aug/8
Right-to-Work; 63/Jun/23
Rights; 63/Apr/13; 63/Jun/21; ARL180; Oct82-3
Risking one's life; 64/Apr/15
Romantic Realism; Jun84-6
Romanticism; 69/May/1; 69/Aug/1
Rousseau; 69/Aug/7
Russell:Bertrand; Feb84-13
Ryan's Daughter (movie); 71/Jun/9
Samenow:Stanton (Inside the Criminal Mind); Apr84-8
Scheibla (Poverty is Where the Money Is); 69/Aug/9
Scholarships; 66/Jun/11
Schools; 63/Jun/22; ARL52
Schwab:Charles; ARL387
Science vs Ethics; 62/Oct/41
Science; ARL179; Aug85-8
Scott:Robert; Apr87-10
Sculpture; 69/Feb/10
Self-Esteem/Romantic Love; 67/Dec;1
Self-Esteem; 67/Mar/1
Selfish; 62/Sep/39 (Isn't Everyone Selfish?)
Sense of Life; 65/Mar/9; 66/Feb/1; 66/Mar/1; ARL15; Feb85-6
SeventeenSeventySix (drama); 70/Feb/10
Sex; ARL251; Aug84-1
Shockley:William; ARL255
Shrugging; 64/Aug/29; TPI-15
Shute:Nevil; Feb85-10
Simplistic-Complex; ARL119
Skinner; ARL33; ARL70; Feb80-10
SMITH:KAY NOLTE; 68/Oct/6; 69/Apr/7; 69/Jul/9; 69/Dec/9; 70/Feb/10; 
   71/Mar/9;   71/Apr/10; 71/Jun/7 
Social; ARL87; ARL89; ARL123; ARL291; ARL301; Jun84-11; Oct85-5
Social Contract; 69/Aug/7
Socialism; 62/Dec/53
Social Metaphysics; 62/Nov/47; 64/Jul/27; 65/Feb/5; 67/Oct/1
Sorokun:Andrey; Oct86-1
South Pole; Apr87-10
Spassky; ARL111
Spillane (Day of the Guns); 64/Oct/43
Spillane (Girl Hunters); 62/Oct/42
Sports; Aug83-8
ST.JOHN:JEFFREY; 67/Jun/10
Stolen Concept; 63/Jan/2; Dec86-7
Student Rebellion, Berkeley; 65/Jul/27
Student violence; 69/Mar/1; 69/Aug/3
Supreme Court; ARL229
SURES:MARY ANN; 69/Feb/10
Surface Ideology; Oct85-8
Sutton (Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development); 70/Jan/9
Taiwan; ARL61; ARL65
Tax credits for education; ARL52
Tea Party (drama); 69/Jul/11
Teaching; ARL285; ARL292; ARL337; Oct85-7
Telepathy; Aug84-7 
Television; 69/Oct/8; 70/Mar/11
Terrorism; Oct81-8
Thales; Aug84-7
The Oscar (movie); 66/Sep/12
The Simplest Thing in the World; 67/Nov/1
Theater; 68/Oct/6
Theory of Types; Feb84-13
Theory; ARL286
To Whom It May Concern; 68/May/1
Toledano (The Greatest Plot in History); 64/May/18
Tony Rome (movie); 68/Jan/8
Tribalism; ARL200; ARL205
True Grit (movie); 69/Dec/9
Truth; ARL286
Two Thousand and One (movie); 69/Jun/14
Universities; ARL79
Unknowable; 63/Jan/3
Untouchables; 62/Aug/36
Verbal proficiency; ARL115 
Volition; 66/Jan/7; 66/Mar/8
Volitional Consciousness; 64/Apr/15
Von Mises (Anti-Capitalistic Mentality); 62/May/18
Von Mises (Omnipotent Government); 70/Aug/11
Von Mises (Planned Chaos); 62/Jan/2
Von Mises (Planning for Freedom); 62/Sep/38
Wage-price freeze; ARL5
WALSH:GEORGE; 70/Sep/7
War; 66/Jun/1; ARL361
Watergate; ARL187; ARL202; ARL209
We Bombed in New Haven (drama); 69/Jul/9
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (movie); 66/Sep/14
Windelband (A History of Philosophy); 64/Sep/36
Woman President; 68/Dec/1
Woodstock; 70/Jan/1
Wright:Frank Lloyd; Dec83-4
Wuthering Heights (movie); 71/Jun/8
Yeager and Janos (Yeager:An Autobiography); Apr86-12

   
   Principles of Efficient Thinking - lectures by Barbara Branden.
   T#1 Introduction to thinking. Why a science of thinking is necessary. The 
myth that everyone "just knows" how to think. Prevalent manifestations of 
the failure to think efficiently. Consequences of faulty thinking methods. 
The relation between efficient thinking and intelligence. Problems in 
retraining methods of thinking. The philosophical presuppositions of 
efficient thinking. 
   T#2 Focusing and problem-solving. The nature of intellectual focusing. 
The various levels of inadequate mental focus. Perception without 
conceptualization. Perception without judgment. Selective focusing. The 
failure to do new thinking. The state of full mental clarity. The motives 
and the consequences of the failure to focus mentally. The role of purpose, 
specificity and question-asking in problem-solving. 
   T#3 The automatic functions of the mind. The nature of the subconscious. 
The subconscious as a Univac. Cognitive and evaluative functions of the 
subconscious. The proper use of the subconscious. Common failures to use the 
subconscious properly. Subconscious integrations and the emotions. Creative 
thinking and the subconscious. The psychology of inspiration. 
   T#4 The conceptual level of consciousness. The nature of the conceptual 
level of consciousness. Concepts as the microfulm of the mind. The nature of 
intelligence. Thinking in principles. Thinking in essentials. Concrete-bound 
thinking. Counterfeit thinking in principles: the use of floating 
abstractions. 
   T#5 The conceptual level of consciousness. The socialized consciousness 
and the destruction of language. The importance of knowing the source and 
validation of one's concepts. The role of integration in thinking. Evasion 
as the sabotaging of consciousness. Context-holding and integration. The 
subconscious as the holder of context. 
   T#6 Emotions as tools of cognition. The manner in which wishes and fears 
can distort the thinking process. Emotional-perceptual thinking; its nature, 
causes, mechanism and consequences. Methods of correcting emotional-
perceptual thinking. 
   T#7 Language and definitions. Language as the tool of thought. The 
substitution of images and emotions for language. Non-verbal and sub-verbal 
thought. The dangers of equivocation in thinking. The nature and importance 
of exact definitions. Basic principles of definitions. The objectivity of 
language. 
   T#8 Common aberrations in thinking and consequent mental habits. The 
fallacy of equating an abstraction with a concrete. Holding absolutes not 
open to re-examination. Failures of discrimination in thinking. Intellectual 
package-dealing. Thinking in a square. Psycho-epistemological Platonism. The 
misuse of analogy. 
   T#9 The fallacy of the Stolen Concept. The meaning of the stolen concept. 
Analysis and refutation of common examples of the fallacy: "All property is 
theft";"I think, therefore I am"; "Who created the unvierse?"; "The 
acceptance of reason is an act of faith"; "The axioms of logic are 
arbitrary"; "How do you know that you exist?" The reasons for the prevalence 
of the fallacy. 
   T#10 Psychological causes of inefficient thinking. The surrender of the 
will to efficacy. Failure of self-esteem. The malevolent universe premise. 
Social metaphysics. Emotional repression. The source and conditions of 
intellectual certainty.  

   
   Basic Principles of Objectivism - lectures by N. Branden
   B#1 The role of philosophy. What is philosophy? The historicl role of 
reason. The bankruptcy of today's culture. Objectivism vs subjectivism. 
   B#2 What is reason? The process of abstractionn and concept-formation. 
The subconscious. Reason and emotions. 
   B#3 Logic and mysticism. Identity and causality. The validity of the 
senses. Reason vs mysticism. 
   B#4 The concept of God. Is the concept meaningful? Are the arguments for 
the existence of God logically defensible? The destructiveness of the 
concept of God. 
   B#5 Free will. The meaning and nature of volition. The fallacy of 
psychological determinism. Free will as the choice to think or not to think. 
   B#6 Efficient thinking. The nature of clear thinking. Pseudo-thinking. 
The nature of definitions. Common thinking errors. 
   B#7 Self-esteem. Why self-esteem is man's deepest psychological need. The 
consequences of the failure to achieve self-esteem. 
   B#8 The psychology of dependence. The independent mind vs the socialized 
mind. Social metaphysics. The revolt against the responsibility of a 
volitional consciousness. 
   B#9 The Objectivist ethics. Foundation of the Objectivist ethics. Man's 
life as the standard of value. Rationality as the foremost virtue. Happiness 
as the moral goal of life. 
   B#10 Reason and virtue. Independence, honesty, integrity, productiveness. 
Their relation to survival and mental health. 
   B#11 Justice vs mercy. The nature of justice. The importance of passing 
moral judgments. The virtue of pride. 
   B#12 The evil of self-sacrifice. The ethics of altruism. Altruism as 
anti-man and anti-life. 
   B#13 Government and the individual. The principles of a proper political 
system. Individual rights. Freedom vs compulsion. 
   B#14 The economics of a free society. Basic principles of exchange. 
Division of labor. The mechanism of a free market. Profits and wealth. The 
pyramid of ability. 
   B#15 Common fallacies about captalism. Monopolies, depressions, labor 
unions, inherited wealth. 
   B#16 The psychology of sex. A person's sexual choices as the expression 
of his deepest values. Sex and self-esteem. 
   B#17 Romanticism, naturalism and the novels of Ayn Rand. Naturalism and 
fatalism. Romanticism and free will. The literary method of Ayn Rand. 
   B#18 Romanticism, naturalism and the novels of Ayn Rand. 
   B#19 The nature of evil. Why evil is impotent. What makes the "victory" 
of evil possible. The sanction of the victim. 
   B#20 The benevolent sense of life. Why many human beings repress and 
drive underground, not the worst within them, but the best. A benevolent vs 
malevolent sense of life. 

   
   Psychology of Romantic Love - lectures by N. Branden
   L#1 "Love" in primitive societies. The Greek and Roman view. The 
Christian attack on sexuality. Individualism, capitalism and the birth of 
romantic love. 
   L#2 The nature of love. The attacks on romantic love by psychologists. 
The crisis in marriage. Psychological visibility. Love as self discovery. 
   L#3 Healthy love vs neurotic love. The psychological preconditions of 
being able to love. Distinguishing healthy from neurotic love. 
   L#4 Love and sex. The meaning of pleasure. The psychological meaning of 
the sexual experience. 
   L#5 Misconceptions about masculinity and femininity. Common fallacies 
about the nature of man and woman. The Freudian view. The conspiracy against 
woman. 
   L#6 The meaning of masculinity and femininity. The psychological 
consequences and expression of man and woman's biological differences. The 
criteria of authentic masculinity and femininity. 
   L#7 The challenge of masculinity and femininity. The biological basis of 
male and female sex roles. Aggressiveness and passivity in man and woman. 
   L#8 Fear of masculinity and femininity. Selfishness and healthy 
sexuality. Fear of one's sexual role. Problems of a superior man or woman. 
The revolt against masculinity and femininity. 
   L#9 The goals of a romantic relationship. The characteristics of a good 
romantic relationship. Communicating psychological visibility. 
   L#10 The failure to project psychological visibility. Why romance so 
often vanishes. The importance of thought and effort to sustain a 
relationship. The importance of leisure. 
   L#11 Emotional repression. The nature and causes of repression. The 
symptoms of repression in a romantic relationship. 
   L#12 Dealing with emotional repression in marriage. Repression and 
communication. Repression and sexual problems. Breaking through repressive 
blocks. 
   L#13 Communicating dissatisfactions. Constructive complaining. 
Defensiveness. The harmful effects of repressing grievances. 
   L#14 The nature of sexual interaction. The importance of selfishness in 
sex. The importance of understanding oneself sexually. Homosexuality. 
   L#15 Problems in the area of sex. Impotence and premature ejaculation. 
The non-orgasmic woman. Common misconceptions concerning sex. 
   L#16 The concept of marriage. Unrealistic expectations concerning 
marriage. The problem of infidelity. Is romantic love for everyone? 

   
   Ford Hall Forum
  
   14Nov71 (Rand's speech was ARL Vol1 #2 and #3) 
   R.A. Childs' essay   Comprachicos - why stay in school    free will    
fedgov to pay taxes to local Government    capital punishment should groups 
do what individuals shouldn't do    homosexuality    ethics - saints 
Objectivism - Randism    is Objectivist Government possible - no, must be 
lengthy changeover    1972 elections - endorsement of Nixon    libertarians 
application of Objectivism to foundations of math    businessman's defiance 
of fedgov    expose of pentagon papers    why do you still hold hope for the 
country - sense of life    new constitution    foreign policy - what is it 
abortion - define human being - starts at birth   gun control - not 
important issue - no threat    comprachicos - advice to parents - Montessori    
new novel?   cancel subscriptions    major work on epistemology - favorite 
sculptor - did Venus de Milo or Michaelangelo - comprachicos - Montessori - 
public - how to cope - cause of hatred for capitalism - why is the male 
dominant? try to figure it out - rebuilding of America - start with 
philosophy 
      
   1972 
   Nixon McGovern campaign - proudest achievement - what is a sanction - why 
is taxation bad - altruism - Veatch - importance of political involvement - 
must vote but phil. education most important - libertarians - Hospers - 
Nixon not a power-luster - Ideal & Think Twice - Film of AS - chess - film 
AS - new book - free will - amnesty for draft dodgers - they must willingly 
accept prison - justify non-Government in AS - Declaration of Independence -
common law - nuclear weapons - there are no innocent people in war - what 
about the untalented masses - no such thing - if so they deserve no interest 
-William Buckley 

   
   Atlas Shrugged
 Total elapsed time of the story is 3 years 5+ months
 All page numbers are in the hardback edition

Who is John Galt? 153 178 517  the tramp's story 660
5 Eddie Willers Oak tree
7 James Taggart
12 Pop Harper's typewriter
31 Rearden's motivator
61 cigarettes
74 Anti-dog-eat-dog Rule
90 Francisco
146 FA thanks HR
155 Bracelet
287 finding the motor
313 I have never made a profit
320 dialectical materialism 952
323 the Starnes plan
324 William Hastings
328 Dagny meets Hugh Akston
358 mediocrity
410 money is the root of all evil
436 Government makes criminals
448 look here, Reardon
455 to Shrug
464 sanction of the victim 479
476 Rearden's trial
489 Francisco on sex
497 for want of a nail 534
536 bastards stand still
538 10-289
548 the guiltless man
573 Hank meets Ragnar
579 death & taxes vs life & production
702 crash the gate
760 marriage
785 being a mother
786 Part 3 Chapter 2  Galt's question
811 irrevocable decision
859 consequence of a lie 1019
907 Cherryl's end
919 Anconia copper nationalized
989 Tony's end
994 comprachicos
1009 Galt's speech
1025 original sin
1044 origin of mysticism
1048 exploitation 1064
1066 Galt's call to Shrug
1076 There's no such thing, said Mr Thompson
1090 Galt's garret 1092
1103 how will your gun make me do that?
1104 why don't vote 
1126 the xylophone
1167 Aristotle 

   
   The Fountainhead

   From CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: 
   "They who know of no purer sources of truth, who have traced up its 
stream no higher, stand, and wisely stand, by the Bible and the 
Constitution, and drink at it there with reverence and humility; but they 
who behold where it comes trickling into this lake or that pool, gird up 
their loins once more, and continue their pilgrimage toward its 
fountainhead." 
   
the real Toohey 242 274-5 287-8 307 663 665 
vii Romanticism 
ix the goal of Rand's writing 
xi rationally justifiable spirituality 
92 nudity 
101-2 anarchy according to Austen Heller 
114 the world will get what's coming to it 
121 Roark meets Austen Heller 
129 a motto carved over the entrance 
131 the nature of celebration 
132 the determining motive of a house 
140 celebration 
160 There was no such person as Mrs. Wilmot; there was only a shell containing 
the opinions of her friends, the postcards she had seen, the novels she had 
read. 
249 sacrilege 
255 You're not the worst of the world. You're its best. That's what's 
frightening. 
267 Always be what people want you to be. Then you've got them where you want 
them. 
268 It was not a man to him, but only a force. 
269 what she saw in his face, what made it the face of a god to her, was not 
seen by others. 
270 the style of a soul 
279 289 Dominique's philosophy of sex 
287-8 Atlases 
288 anyone for whom we can't feel sorry is a vicious person 
291 Dominique's motive 
315 the quality of a dream 
317 loyalty to the best within themselves 
319-20 committees 
331 the Ambrosian view of love 
337 heroic art 
338 I am grateful for what you are 
340 do you understand about the men who see genius and don't want it? 
340 in a sealed cell with a brain-dead monster 
341 a statue for the Stoddard Temple 
343 365 the Stoddard Temple - exaltation 
353 journalism 
356 Reason can be fought with reason. How are you going to fight the 
unreasonable? 
366 casting pearls with no pork chop 
367 they won't say that they hate you. They will say that you hate them. 
373 the social worker 
374 Why is it that I set out honestly to do what I thought was right and it's 
making me rotten? 
375 altruism 
388 To say 'I love you' one must know first how to say the 'I.' 
401 But I don't think of you. 
421 Go buy yourself a screw. 
421 Maggy Kelly 
422 every piece of swill I write 
423 the foundation of the Banner 
424 definition of news 
440 you have to flatter people you despise in order to impress other people 
who despise you 
443 self-respect can't be killed 
463 the New York skyline 
464 518 human smallness vs the size of nature 
470 human change (growth) 
489 490 value depravation 
511 to destroy the capacity for the sublime 
512 the devil is many and smutty and small 
528 show me your achievement - and the knowledge will give me courage for 
mine. 
527-30 the boy on a bicycle 
545 openness 
553 the difference between Wynand and Roark 
564 the ownership in admiration 
569 Wynand's kitten 
575 the foundation of purpose 
581 If everybody were compelled to have the proper kind of education, we'd 
have a better world. If we force people to do good, they will be free to be 
happy. 
589 He felt something dark and leering in the manner with which people spoke 
of Prescott's genius; as if they were not doing homage to Prescott, but 
spitting upon genius. 
596 You can devote your life to pulling out each single weed as it comes up - 
and then ten lifetimes won't be enough for the job. Or you can prepare your 
soil in such a manner that it will be impossible for weeds to grow. 
599 It's not surprising that you have slipped from the top - because there was 
never any reason why you should have been at the top. 
603 To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That's what everybody 
does every hour of his life. To keep your soul is much harder. 
604 Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can 
get things done. 
605 a cause of homelessness 
605 how can he be so sure that the plan adopted will be his own. And if it 
is, what right has he to impose it on the others? And if it isn't, what 
happens to his work? 
609 pity 
626 the sin is that I hadn't done what I wanted 
626 the responsibility of desires 
627 It's not an act - one can't put on an act like that - unless it's an act 
inside, for oneself, and then there is no limit, no way out, no reality. 
632 What else can one do if one must serve the people? If one must live for 
others? Either pander to everybody's wishes and be called corrupt; or impose 
on everybody by force your own idea of everybody's good. 
633 selflessness  the second-hand soul 
635 the independent man kills them - because they don't exist within him and 
that's the only form of existence they know. 
635 We haven't even got a word for the quality I mean - for the self- 
sufficiency of man's spirit. 
640 They didn't do it on purpose.      That's what makes it worse. 
654 Hell is paved with good intentions. Could it be because you have never 
learned to distinguish what intentions constitute the good? Never have there 
been so many good intentions so loudly proclaimed in the world. And look at 
it. 
669 collectivism 
673 711 fountainhead 
709 hates those who robbed him of his courage 
711 the collective mind 
713 the nature of altruism 



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