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Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics The Virtuous Egoist

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 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.
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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

Acknowledgments
Introduction
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
Conclusion
Egoistic Friendship
Select List of Works Consulted
Index