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Thursday, June 18 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Intermediate Course in Objectivist Ethics 1: The Nature of Ethics

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Objectivism conceives of ethics as a practical code to guide our actions. Is this what ethics is? (Many traditions do not agree.) Why do humans need such a code? What do these facts imply about the content of ethics? This session will explain the distinction between values and virtues and discuss why we need principles. We will see that integrity is essential to ethics both as a matter of personal virtue and in the logical and factual consistency that ethics itself must have. 


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William R. Thomas

Director of Programs / CFO, The Atlas Society
William R. Thomas is Director of Programs and CFO of The Atlas Society. He is also Lecturer in Economics at the University at Albany. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. Thomas is the editor of Ethics at Work (2016) and of The Literary Art of Ayn... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Trafalgar Room Crown Plaza Nashua

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