ERIC Number: ED494967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan-1
Who in the World Is Ayn Rand?
Townsell, Rhodena; Kritsonis, William Allan
Online Submission, Doctoral Forum--National Journal for Publishing and Mentoring Doctoral Student Research v4 n1 2007
The purpose of this article is to underscore the importance of reading the works of author Ayn Rand. Special focus will be placed on her novella, "The Anthem" (1938). A main idea questioning strategy will be used to reveal Rand's philosophy and determine the most salient points for ethical administrators. Focus will be placed on the following questions: (1) Who is Ayn Rand? (2) How is Rand's philosophy reflected in "The Anthem"? (3) Why should ethical leaders take the time to read her books? (4) When should leaders be selfish? and (5) Where should ethical leaders look for guidance? It is our belief that the study of Rand and her works will lead ethical leaders to reflect on their own personal philosophy of life. It is also our belief that one must first know what he/she believes before he/she can ethically lead other individuals. A person must know where he/she is starting from before he/she can go where he/she needs to go (Kritsonis, 2007).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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