Viviane, how do you feel about Mortimer J. Adler's philosophy books such as 10 Philosophical Mistakes?
Both Rand and Adler are Aristotelians. Adler has been the most helpful philosopher to me in my life and Rand, the second.
Quotes by Adler:
“There are genuine mysteries in the world that mark the limits of human knowing and thinking. Wisdom is fortified, not destroyed, by understanding its limitations. Ignorance does not make a fool as surely as self-deception.”
“The truly great books are the few books that are over everybody's head all of the time.”
“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”
“To agree without understanding is inane. To disagree without understanding is impudent.”
“Is it too much to expect from the schools that they train their students not only to interpret but to criticize; that is, to discriminate what is sound from error and falsehood, to suspend judgement if they are not convinced, or to judge with reason if they agree or disagree?”