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Where Ayn Rand Learned a Lot of Philosophy I just came across a very interesting tidbit. According to Leonard Peikoff in a podcast, Ayn Rand got a lot of her notions of philosophy from a text he used when he was in college. He claimed she read the thing cover to cover. The podcast: Is It Necessary To Read Kant In Order To Denounce Him? btw - He says the requirement is different (I think he means something like common sense requirement). He says reading Rand is a breeze and reading Kant is excruciating, so if you get a fair overview of Kant's thinking, that works. He claims when he was younger, he followed Kant's reasoning from sentence-by-sentence commentary by Peyton, however, I don't know who that particular Peyton is. The passage from the podcast where he talked about the book Rand read: If you are interested, you can still get this book, but it looks like it's out of print: A History of Philosophy by B. A. G Fuller. For those who criticize Rand's knowledge of philosophy and the history of philosophy, I wonder what ideas she got from this book. Michael