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Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist
     

Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist

by Tara Smith
 

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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 objective

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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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