Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist by Tara Smith

By Tara Smith

Ayn Rand is celebrated for advocating egoism, however the substance of that guide is never understood. faraway from representing the rejection of morality, selfishness, in Rand's view, truly calls for the perform of a scientific code of ethics. This booklet explains the basic virtues that Rand considers very important for somebody to accomplish his aim wellbeing and fitness: rationality, honesty, independence, justice, integrity, productivity, and satisfaction. Tracing Rand's account of the concord of people' rational pursuits, Smith examines what every one of those virtues comprises, why it's a advantage, and what it calls for of an individual in perform. alongside the way in which she addresses the prestige of a number of traditional virtues inside Rand's conception, contemplating qualities resembling kindness, charity, generosity, temperance, braveness, forgiveness, and humility. Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics hence deals an in-depth exploration of numerous particular virtues and an illuminating integration of those with the wider concept of egoism.

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