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Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics

The Virtuous Egoist

Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics by Tara Smith
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Ayn Rand is well known for advocating egoism, but the substance of that 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. Tracing Rand's account of the harmony of human beings' rational interests, Smith examines what each of these virtues consists of, why it is a virtue, and what it demands of a person in practice. Along the way she addresses the status of several conventional virtues within Rand's theory, considering traits such as kindness, charity, generosity, temperance, courage, forgiveness, and humility. Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics thus offers an in-depth exploration of several specific virtues and an illuminating integration of these with the broader theory of egoism.
Cambridge University Press; April 2006
ISBN 9781139931335
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Title: Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics
Author: Tara Smith
 
ISBNs
0511190131
9780511190131
9780521860505
9781139931335