Leonard Peikoff

The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of
The Metaethics of Ayn Rand and Objectivism Foundations of Ethics January 2001 Table of Contents o Introduction .. p. 3-5 Early Ayn Rand p. 5-6 Literary Period .. p. 7-8 Philosophical Period p. 8-9 o Metaethics p.9-10 Existence as Primary ...... p. 10-11 Animate vs. Inanimate Objects .. p. 11-13 Life and Value .. p. 13-14 Fact and Value: The Randian Synthesis ... p. 15-17 The Rationa
Ayn Rand and Objectivism An Introduction
Ayn Rand and Objectivism An Introduction
Ayn Rand and Objectivism: An Introduction opinions and beliefs, but he finally accepts that they will not leave his mind and his destiny is sealed. In his recognition of his core belief (individual freedom), he knows that he cannot resist this immutable freedom. Briefly, this sentence is the summary of man's existence. Man knows he is selfish and those who allow self-interest permeate their being are often called greedy or evil. However, without selfishness, man is reduced from an advanced mind