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Merton's Correspondence with:

Edward Gerdes; Ed Gerdes

Gerdes, Edward  printer


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Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1964
Volume: 1 item(s); 1 pg(s)

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See also one published letter from Merton to Edward Gerdes in The Road to Joy, pp. 331-332.

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1. 1964/04/18 TL[c] from Merton The book you refer to is by Ayn Rand, right? I have not read it, but I tried another of hers and Merton's was "bored to death" of Ayn Rand - "The philosophy is moronic." / good critique of Rand in New University Thought from Chicago - also Jacques Maritain's writings on morals / "her philosophy is an organized egoism" «detailed view»

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