Introduction to the Objectivist Ethics | 2024

Lead Faculty
Tara Smith

$0.00

This course will examine the foundational principles of Ayn Rand’s moral philosophy while addressing core questions that her theory typically raises. Its major topics will be: the foundations of value; the objectivity of value (in contrast with intrinsicist and subjectivist conceptions); the fact-value relationship; survival “versus” flourishing; the choice to live; the causal character of moral guidance; the role of values and virtues; egoism. Principal readings will be essays and excerpts from Ayn Rand and Leonard Peikoff, possibly supplemented with essays by other scholars of Objectivism.

Prerequisites: To enroll in this course, students need to have completed an Objectivism course such as “Objectivism through Ayn Rand’s Fiction” or the “Objectivism Seminar”.

Wednesdays, 7-9 AM PT

Live Class

April 3, 2024

Start Date

Lead Faculty

Open

Registration

100

Level

q3

Quarter

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