Who Is the Final Authority in Ethics?
Jan 06, 2021
“Most men […] find it particularly difficult to regard ethics as a science and to grasp the concept of a rational, objective ethics that leaves no room for anyone’s arbitrary ‘decision.’”
Ayn Rand, The Voice of Reason
Most debates about what is morally right and wrong, come down to this issue: how do we verify what is morally right? Where—or to whom—do we turn to validate our ethical beliefs?
James Valliant, discusses this issue in tandem with Ayn Rand’s essay, “Who is the Final Authority in Ethics?”