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by Tara Smith

  • Author: Tara Smith
  • ISBN: 0521705460
  • ISBN13: 978-0521705462
  • ePub: 1137 kb | FB2: 1827 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (April 16, 2007)
  • Pages: 330
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 276
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Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist ePub download

Tara Smith is an excellent transmitter of Ayn Rand's ideas. Read the entire thing with my Objectivist study group. It's a great introduction to Egoist ethics, clearing the mud around what an egoist should and shouldn't do. A true defense of independence and individuality.

Tara Smith is an excellent transmitter of Ayn Rand's ideas. Her presentation is clear, rational, and engaging. In Normative Ethics, she discusses each of the seven primary virtues from Rand's Atlas Shrugged. She traces their roots and demonstrates their applicability in various examples with different contexts. Each virtue is tied to reality and viewed from the context of how it affects your life.

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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 virtues that Rand considers vital for a person to achieve his objective well-being: rationality, honesty, independence, justice, integrity, productiveness, and pride.

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Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics thus offers an in-depth exploration of several specific virtues and an illuminating integration of these with the broader theory of egoism. Ayn Rand is well known for advocating egoism, but the substance of that instruction is rarely understood.

Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics is aimed primarily at an academic audience, but it ought to reach the far wider audience of intellectuals, students, and professionals interested in understanding (or better understanding) Ayn Rand’s ethics of rational egoism

Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics is aimed primarily at an academic audience, but it ought to reach the far wider audience of intellectuals, students, and professionals interested in understanding (or better understanding) Ayn Rand’s ethics of rational egoism. That broad appeal, which is unusual for a work of academic philosophy, is possible largely thanks to Smith’s consistently clear, patient, and purposeful writing.

Ayn Rand is well known for advocating egoism, but the substance of that egoisms instruction is rarely understood. Far from representing the rejection of morality, selfishness, in Rands view, actually demands the practice of a systematic code of ethics.

Tara Smith is a professor of philosophy at the University of Texas

Tara Smith is a professor of philosophy at the University of Texas.

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. This book explains the fundamental virtues that Rand considers vital for a person to achieve his objective well-being: rationality, honesty, independence, justice, integrity, productiveness, and pride. Tara Smith examines what each of these virtues consists in, why it is a virtue, and what it demands of a person in practice.
Coiriel
Do you ever get uneasy when trying to connect abstract ideas to practical reality? If so, this is the book for you. Tara Smith is an excellent transmitter of Ayn Rand's ideas. Her presentation is clear, rational, and engaging. In Normative Ethics, she discusses each of the seven primary virtues from Rand's Atlas Shrugged. She traces their roots and demonstrates their applicability in various examples with different contexts. Each virtue is tied to reality and viewed from the context of how it affects your life.

She also discusses other traits that are commonly referred to virtues and offers her analysis on their merits.

Overall, the supreme value in this book is showing you the reader why philosophy is important. Why the ideas behind ethics can shape man's mind to act in a way that leads to success and happiness in action.

If only other philosophies presented their ethics in such a clear manner. Highly recommend!
Thetalune
Tara Smith was my philosophy professor in Austin. Her lectures were professional and academic, and revealed, among other things, that the ideas popularized by Ayn Rand were in fact beginning to percolate among professional philosophy departments in the same decades that saw publication of Ayn Rand's major works. It is reminiscent of the debate over calculus, developed at about the same time by Newton and Leibnitz. The relevant question, of course, is whether the biocentric theory of ethics makes sense. Compared to any of the competing theories, it does hold its own. I was impressed by Prof. Smith's earlier work on Political freedom and moral rights, which is kind of like a detective story with no reference to famous writers, only to professors of philosophy. The principles stack up pretty well even as far afield as in molecular genetics, which is not at all what one expects of a philosophy tome. When this one came out I purchased it immediately, liked it, and occasionally make a gift of it to truly special friends.
Tygralbine
I thought this was an excellent distillation and presentation of Ayn Rand's ethical philosophy. Smith puts it all together in one place and presents it in a very logical and well thought out manner. She correctly points out that much of what is assumed an ethical theory is just that – assumed but not supported or justified. I thought this was a great book and highly recommend it.
Manris
A seminary work in the history of Objectivism, this work furthers the ethics of aforementioned philosophy by putting them into even more considered terms than ever before
Whitegrove
Read the entire thing with my Objectivist study group. It's a great introduction to Egoist ethics, clearing the mud around what an egoist should and shouldn't do. A true defense of independence and individuality.
JOIN
Exhaustive treatment of Ethics. Lot of references. It needs chewing to apply it to one's life in thought. Tara Smith has taken a wide range of examples for a clearer understanding to people from all walks of life.
LONUDOG
For me it cleared up many questions and look forward to reading her other books. It is refreshing to find authors who understand Ayn Rand.
Great product + good price!
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