Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 17 (2):285-305 (2017)

Edward Younkins
Wheeling Jesuit College
The purpose of this article is to discuss the several ways in which Atlas Shrugged is related to social change. It explains both how characters such as entrepreneurs and strikers introduce change in the novel as well as how Atlas Shrugged itself can be employed as a tool for bringing about change in the real world. The potential effects of the novel on readers are examined, as are the efforts of social movements that have embraced and incorporated the ideas found therein into their own philosophy.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5325/jaynrandstud.17.2.0285
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,163
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Our Unethical Constitution.Candice E. Jackson - 2005 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 6 (2):405 - 444.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Economics in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.Edward W. Younkins - 2013 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 13 (2):123-139.
Business in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.Edward W. Younkins - 2015 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 15 (2):157-184.
Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical.Chris Matthew Sciabarra - 2013 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
I—Culture and Critique.Sally Haslanger - 2017 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 91 (1):149-173.
Social Transformation and Intellectuals' Role-Identification.Jie Lian - 2005 - Nankai University (Philosophy and Social Sciences) 6:57-61.
Expanding Tastes? Cultural Omnivorousness & Social Change in the Uk.Alan Warde, Mark Tomlinson & Andrew Mcmeekin - 2000 - Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition, University of Manchester.
Social Boundary Mechanisms.Charles Tilly - 2004 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (2):211-236.
Narrative Quests and Social Change.Aline H. Kalbian - 2014 - Journal of Religious Ethics 42 (1):146-155.


Added to PP index

Total views
4 ( #1,278,379 of 2,507,062 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #417,155 of 2,507,062 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes