Speakers & Lectures

Anthem: '38 & '46
Ayn Rand's Anthem was originally published in 1938 in England. Its first publication in the United States, however, wasn't until 1946, after the appearance of The Fountainhead. Ayn Rand made hundreds of changes in preparing the revised edition, many of them quite interesting. In this lecture, Dr. Mayhew investigates the kinds of revisions she made, with special emphasis on (1) changes that were made to avoid certain philosophical implications, and (2) passages which, in the original, seem to reflect the influence of Friedrich Nietzsche.

About Robert Mayhew
Ph.D., Philosophy,†1991; Georgetown University.
Robert Mayhew is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Seton Hall University. He is the author of Aristotleís Criticism of Platoís Republic and (forthcoming) The Female in Aristotleís Biology: Reason or Rationalization? and of numerous articles on Aristotle. He has translated a play of Aristophanes (Assembly of Women) and has edited unpublished material of Ayn Randís: Ayn Randís Marginalia, The Art of Nonfiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers, and (in progress) Ayn Randís Q&A. He has recently completed a book on Ayn Randís HUAC testimony and edited a collection of essays on Ayn Randís We the Living.

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