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Thursday, June 18 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Intermediate Course in Objectivist Ethics 2: Selfishness: What and Why

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This session will explain the radical difference between Ayn Rand’s conception of selfishness and the conventional sense of that term. Key topics include: eqoism vs. altruism as ethical theories; the individual’s life as a fundamental value; and the relationships among life, flourishing, and happiness. The session will highlight differences between Objectivism and other common approaches in ethical theory as well as religious moral codes.


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David Kelley

Chief Intellectual Officer, The Atlas Society
David Kelley is the founder and Chief Intellectual Officer of The Atlas Society. After earning a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 1975, he joined the philosophy department of Vassar College, where he remained until 1984. He has also taught at Brandeis University as... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Trafalgar Room Crown Plaza Nashua

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