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Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics The Virtuous Egoist

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ISBN-10: 0521860504

ISBN-13: 9780521860505

Edition: 2006

Authors: 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 their objective well-being: rationality, honesty, independence, justice, integrity, productiveness, and pride. Tracing Rand's account of the value and 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 people in practice. Along the way she addresses the status of…    
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Book details

List price: $124.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/3/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 330
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Rational Egoism: A Profile of Its Foundations and Basic Character
The Master Virtue: Rationality
Implications for Certain Conventional Virtues: Charity, Generosity, Kindness, Temperance
Egoistic Friendship
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