Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist

Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist

by Tara Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521860504

ISBN-13: 9780521860505

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ayn Rand is well known for advocating egoism, but the substance of that egoism�s instruction is rarely understood. Far from representing the rejection of morality, selfishness, in Rand�s view, actually demands the practice of a systematic code of ethics. This book explains the fundamental virtues that Rand considers vital for a person to achieve his…  See more details below

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Ayn Rand is well known for advocating egoism, but the substance of that egoism�s instruction is rarely understood. Far from representing the rejection of morality, selfishness, in Rand�s view, actually demands the practice of a systematic code of ethics. This book explains the fundamental virtues that Rand considers vital for a person to achieve his objective well-being: rationality, honesty, independence, justice, integrity, productiveness, and pride. Tara Smith examines what each of these virtues consists in, why it is a virtue, and what it demands of a person in practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521860505
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Rational egoism: a profile of its foundations and basic character; 3. The master virtue: rationality; 4. Honesty; 5. Independence; 6. Justice; 7. Integrity; 8. Productiveness; 9. Pride; 10. Implications for certain conventional virtues: charity, generosity, kindness, temperance.

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