FTNCI 083: Objectivism Book Study (Week 25) — Justice and Productiveness

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

Our reading this week was:

  • Justice as rationality in the evaluation of men (276-291)
  • Productiveness as the adjustment of nature to man (292-303)

In Proverbs 25:2 we read:

“It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.”

At FTNCI, we believe in searching out the truth, wherever it is to be found. Today we’re looking at Ayn Rand’s understanding of the virtues of Justice and Productiveness.

We read this with an eye toward how Christians in particular can benefit from the thought of Ayn Rand.

“Productive work,” writes Ayn Rand, “is the central purpose of a rational man’s life, the central value that integrates and determines the hierarchy of all his other values.”

Justice is the recognition of the fact “that every man must be judged for what he is and treated accordingly.”

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