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“What For?”: How "Atlas Shrugged" Dramatizes the Struggle for the Value of Purpose

Ben Bayer

Presented at: OCON 2021

Date: Aug 29, 2021

Ayn Rand named “purpose” as one of the three cardinal moral values of the Objectivist ethics. Drawing especially on Atlas Shrugged, this talk will illustrate what the value of purpose is, how it relates to the virtue of productiveness, and why it amounts to “that choice of the happiness which [one’s reason] must proceed to achieve.”


Parts: 1

Handout: none