Rand and the Enlightenment

Source: Bet On It
by Bryan Caplan

“I’ve been called arrogant, but I don’t hold a candle to Ayn Rand. She really did say that the only great philosophers were ‘the three As’: Aristotle, Aquinas, and Ayn Rand. And she heaped contempt on almost everyone else: Plato, Augustine, Descartes, Kant, Hegel, the Pragmatists, the Logical Positivists, and never forget John Rawls. But the three As aside, Rand also had a soft spot for the Enlightenment.” (05/23/23)