The Objectivist Values
Feb 09, 2022
“‘Value’ is that which one acts to gain and keep, ‘virtue’ is the action by which one gains and keeps it.” Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
One of Ayn Rand’s most significant and distinct contributions to philosophy - particularly ethics - was her conception of value, and by extension, virtue. She recognised three cardinal values that were essential for man’s survival and flourishing: reason, purpose and self-esteem. And she recognised three corresponding virtues by which one gained and kept these values: rationality, productivity and pride.
Join us for a discussion of the values identified by Ayn Rand in her essay The Objectivist Ethics, available here