Ayn Rand Listen in as Harry Edwards, Jeremy Livermore and Steve Tsai discuss Ayn Rand’s philosophy, in particular, her ethical philosophy of egoism (i.e., rational self-interest), in which acting in one’s self-interest is always morally praiseworthy, and acting altruistically or self-sacrificially is always morally blameworthy. The differences between the varying types of egoism (psychological vs. ethical) are discussed, as well as Rand’s particular version, and criticisms of her view. Finally, the ethics of egoism are compared to the self-sacrificial ethical system proposed in the Bible, and the import of greatest act of self-sacrifice on behalf of humanity is addressed on this special Easter weekend.

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