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Ayn Rand's normative ethics : the virtuous egoist

Author: Tara Smith
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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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 their objective well-being: rationality, honesty, independence, justice,  Read more...
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Smith, Tara, 1961-
Ayn Rand's normative ethics.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005018733
(OCoLC)60971741
Named Person: Ayn Rand; Ayn Rand; Ayn Rand
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tara Smith
ISBN: 0511191952 9780511191954 0511191650 9780511191657 9781139167352 1139167359 1280458828 9781280458828 0511190778 9780511190773 051119109X 9780511191091
OCLC Number: 76942042
Description: 1 online resource (x, 318 pages)
Contents: Rational egoism : a profile of its foundations and basic character --
The master virtue : rationality --
Honesty --
Independence --
Justice --
Integrity --
Productiveness --
Pride --
Implications for certain conventional virtues : charity, generosity, kindness, temperance.
Responsibility: Tara Smith.
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Explains the fundamental virtues that Rand considers vital for a person to achieve his objective well-being.  Read more...

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