FTNCI 080: Objectivism Book Study (Week 22) — Objective Morality

The Objectivism Book Study met through 2022 to study Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, by Leonard Peikoff.

Our reading in “Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand” this week was:

-The individual as the proper beneficiary of his own moral action 229-240
-Values as objective 241-244

We have come to the key idea in Ayn Rand’s ethics: Rational Egoism.

We are looking at the claim that “The individual is the proper beneficiary of his own moral action.”

This section is in many ways common sense. But the precise way of arguing is unique.

And some of Rand’s conclusions contradict ideas people accept as true today, especially within evangelical Christianity and other culture making institutions.

Related Resources:
Articles about “Goodness”
Discussion on the Is-Ought Dichotomy
Playlist: Christian Egoism

Articles about Rational Self-Interest:
Top New Testament Verses on Egoism
78 Verses For Understanding Holy Self-Interest in Christianity
A Flowchart of Self-Interest
Why Be Moral?

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