The Merit of Ipseity

José Martí once asserted that “The first duty of a man is to think for himself.” When society favors mindless obedience over independent thinking, ego, forward progress, and knowledge all but disappear. Indubitably, objectivism is vital for humankind to persist and prosper. In her novella, Anthem, Rand advocates her philosophy of objectivism through Equality’s aspiration, … Read moreThe Merit of Ipseity

The Evolution of Equality: A Self-Liberated Character

Anthem by Ayn Rand encourages readers to delve into the possibilities of a society devoid of human characteristics. The story is based in a society that worships collectivism, causing everyone to be the same, and raised as if they were livestock. There are no choices, no preferences and no emotions, the citizens only need to … Read moreThe Evolution of Equality: A Self-Liberated Character

A Curious Aspect of Progress: Inquiry vs. Oppression in ‘Anthem’

“We wished to know. We wished to know about all the things which make the earth around us” (23). Herein Ayn Rand’s hero expresses a universal truth: Homo sapiens are a curious and ever-changing species. For tens of thousands of years, our curiosity has been a driving force behind our intellectual and social development. Scientific … Read moreA Curious Aspect of Progress: Inquiry vs. Oppression in ‘Anthem’