Unrugged Individualism : The Selfish Basis of Benevolence

Unrugged Individualism : The Selfish Basis of Benevolence

by David Kelley
     
 
What is the nature of benevolence toward other people? How does it differ from altruism? How does it relate to the benevolent sense of life? David Kelley answers these questions in a groundbreaking work. Unrugged Individualism is the first philosophical analysis of benevolence from the Objectivist point of view, and a major addition to the Objectivist ethics.

Overview

What is the nature of benevolence toward other people? How does it differ from altruism? How does it relate to the benevolent sense of life? David Kelley answers these questions in a groundbreaking work. Unrugged Individualism is the first philosophical analysis of benevolence from the Objectivist point of view, and a major addition to the Objectivist ethics.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A nationally-known philosopher, teacher, and writer, David Kelley has taught philosophy and cognitive science at Vassar College and Brandeis University. He is the founder and Executive Director of The Objectivist Center, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the works of Ayn Rand and her philosophy of Objectivism. His books include The Evidence of the Senses, The Art of Reasoning, and A Life of One's Own: Individual Rights and the Welfare State.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577240006
Publisher:
Objectivist Center, The
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
65

What People are saying about this

Lester Hunt
I found David Kelley's Unrugged Individualism fascinating and provocative. (Lester Hunt, professor of philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Nathaniel Branden
In his surperb monograph on benevolence as a necessary Objectivist virtue, Dr. Kelley beautifully fills a major gap in the Objectivist ethics. (Nathaniel Branden, author of The Psychology of Self-Esteem and The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem)
Stephen Cox
David Kelley's careful and comprehensive analysis... is a memorable contribution to the study of Rand's ideas... (Stephen Cox, professor of literature, University of California, San Diego)

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