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That Radiant Selfishness of Soul: Understanding the Virtue of Pride

Ben Bayer

Presented at: OCON 2021

Date: Aug 28, 2021

Objectivism regards pride as a crucial moral virtue. But what does it mean to act with pride, as opposed to feeling pride or achieving self-esteem? This talk will identify and elaborate on the central concern of the virtue of pride (the creation of one’s own character) and explore the chief practical requirements of the virtue, drawing on crucial examples from the plot of Atlas Shrugged.


Parts: 1

Handout: none