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Ayn Rand"s normative ethics

Tara Smith

Ayn Rand"s normative ethics

the virtuous egoist

by Tara Smith

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rand, Ayn.,
  • Egoism.,
  • Virtues.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-309) and index.

    StatementTara Smith.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB945.R234 S65 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 318 p. ;
    Number of Pages318
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18554634M
    ISBN 100521860504
    LC Control Number2005018733

    A book could probably be dedicated to popular (and often deliberate) misunderstandings of Rand. I’ve thought about how to answer this and I think perhaps the thing I hear most often is that Rand endorses a dog eat dog world where rich cronies rule. a. Follow only rules that one could accept everyone acting on. b. Always act in accordance with the hierarchy of your values. c. Always perform the action that .

    Ayn Rand vs. Aristotle – Self Love, notes Tara Smith in the introduction to Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics She quotes Rosalind Hursthouse from her book, On Virtue Ethics (Oxford   Ayn Rand's Defense of Ethical Egoism In her piece, "In Defense of Ethical Egoism," Ayn Rand says that what most people have been told growing up is that morality involves limiting the self, demoting the self to better serve the needs of others or to serve God.

    Reason Papers Vol. 30 textbooks by prominent moral philosophers demonize egoism and define ethical thinking in terms of either impartiality or altruism.4 A careful reading of Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics will show that egoism—and not just virtue ethics—should be taken seriously as File Size: 84KB. In , Cambridge University Press published Tara Smith's book, Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist. [89] Since , The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, edited by Stephen D. Cox, Chris Matthew Sciabarra, and R. W. Bradford (until his death in ), has been published semi-annually as a "nonpartisan," scholarly forum for the Year: Event.


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"For those interested in gaining a full and accurate understanding of Rand's revolutionary moral code, University of Texas at Austin philosophy professor Tara Smith's new book Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist is a most welcome addition to the existing by: Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist - Kindle edition by Smith, Tara.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist/5(21).

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.

Ayn Rand is well known for advocating egoism, but the substance of that egoism s 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/5.

The books title “Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics ” already had me squirming when I bought the book. Professor Smith kept me squirming by constantly writing things like “in Rand's view ” and “Rand holds ” even when she was not directly quoting. Yes, Ayn Rand was the founder and remains by far the most important thinker of the /5(13).

Synopsis 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 /5(14). Cambridge University Press - Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics - The Virtuous Egoist - by Tara Smith Excerpt. 1 Introduction. Much recent discussion in ethics has danced around the edges of egoism, as renewed attention to virtue ethics, eudaimonia, and perfectionism naturally raise questions about the role of self-interest in a good gh the ancient Greek conception of ethics Brand: Cambridge University Press.

Get this from a library. Ayn Rand's normative ethics: the virtuous egoist. [Tara Smith] -- Tracing Rand's account of the value and harmony of human rational interests, the author examines the fundamental virtues that Rand considered vital for a person to achieve their objective well-being.

“WISHING WON’T MAKE IT SO” Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism, begins by embracing the basic fact that existence y is, and in the quest to live we must discover reality’s nature and learn to act successfully in it. To exist is to be something, to possess a specific is the Law of Identity: A is A.

Facts are facts, independent of any consciousness. Smith is the author of “Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist” (Cambridge University Press, ). Learn more about the symposium.

Posted in Faculty Books, Literary Events | Tagged Anthem Foundation, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, Ayn Rand Institute, Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics, Ayn Rand: Evidence of a Life, BB&T, College. Inthe University of Pittsburgh Press launched an "Ayn Rand Society Philosophical Studies" series based on the proceedings of the Society.

Smith has written several academic books and papers on Rand's ideas, including Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist, a volume on Rand's ethical theory published by Cambridge University mater: Petrograd State University (diploma. Selfishness — a virtue. Ayn Rand chose this book’s provocative title because she was on a mission to overcome centuries of demonization.

“In popular usage,” Rand writes, “the word ‘selfishness’ is a synonym of evil; the image it conjures is of a murderous brute who tramples over piles of corpses to achieve his own ends and pursues nothing but the gratification of the.

Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist, by Smith Tara. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pages Article (PDF Available) in Business Ethics Quarterly 18(01) Objectivism is a philosophical system developed by Russian-American writer Ayn first expressed Objectivism in her fiction, most notably The Fountainhead () and Atlas Shrugged (), and later in non-fiction essays and books.

Leonard Peikoff, a professional philosopher and Rand's designated intellectual heir, later gave it a more formal structure. Tara Smith, Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: the Virtuous Egoist, Cambridge,pp., $ (hbk), ISBN Reviewed by Helen Cullyer, University of Pittsburgh Those who think of Ayn Rand as the icon of callow youths rather than a serious moral philosopher are unlikely to recognize the Rand whom Smith presents to us.

Title: Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics—The Virtuous Egoist Author: Tara Smith Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Often, when mentioning Ayn Rand to my friends, I’m met with open scorn.

People generally assume that Rand’s Objectivism philosophy stands for cold-hearted selfishness, as frowned upon by every “decent, moral citizen”.

On Ayn Rand’s view, ethics has a teleological foundation. There is an end that serves as the standard for defining moral values and virtues, and in relation to this end, moral norms impose obligations. The reason-giving force of these obligations, all things considered, depends on what normative status Rand accords the end that morality serves.

Book Reviews:Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist Article in Ethics (2) January with 5 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Lester Hunt.

Foundations of a Free Society: Reflections on Ayn Rand’s Political Philosophy. Gregory Salmieri and Robert Mayhew, Eds. University of Pittsburgh Press. Xi + pages.1 This excellent book mirrors in its choice of contributors the odd relationship between Ayn Rand and libertarianism.

On the one hand, her own proposals for the political organization of society are a version of minimal state. Note: This essay is included in the anthology Rational Egoism: The Morality for Human Flourishing, which makes an excellent gift and is available at.

Ayn Rand opposed the morality of self-sacrifice, which is inherent in most philosophic systems and all religions. She advocated instead a morality of self-interest—the Objectivist ethics—which, as she explained in her essay.

Cambridge University Press - Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics - The Virtuous Egoist - by Tara Smith Excerpt. 1 Introduction. Much recent discussion in ethics has danced around the edges of egoism, as renewed attention to virtue ethics, eudaimonia, and perfectionism naturally raise questions about the role of self-interest in a good gh the ancient Greek conception of ethics.

Review Essay: Tara Smith's Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist There has been in academic philosophy a resurgence of naturalistic virtue ethics that renders it a viable competitor with deontology and utilitarianism, making the timing opportune for the appearance of Tara Smith's Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist.An important new book on Ayn Rand’s political philosophy will be published in March.

Foundations of a Free Society: Reflections on Ayn Rand’s Political Philosophy, edited by Gregory Salmieri and Robert Mayhew, is an in-depth exploration of the philosophical foundations underlying Rand’s advocacy of capitalism.

The chief value of the work is its careful engagement with crucial issues.