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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 e-book explains the elemental virtues that Rand considers important for somebody to accomplish his goal wellbeing and fitness: rationality, honesty, independence, justice, integrity, productivity, and delight. Tracing Rand's account of the concord of people' rational pursuits, Smith examines what each one of those virtues involves, why it's a advantage, and what it calls for of anyone in perform. alongside the way in which she addresses the prestige of a number of traditional virtues inside Rand's thought, contemplating features similar to kindness, charity, generosity, temperance, braveness, forgiveness, and humility. Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics therefore deals an in-depth exploration of numerous particular virtues and an illuminating integration of those with the wider idea of egoism.

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