Does “qua man” add a requirement to “man’s life” in the moral standard or not? Is happiness, life or both the purpose of ethics? Why “not survival at any price, since there’s only one price that pays for man’s survival: reason?”
Have you ever wondered why Rand’s meta-ethical arguments are so uncharacteristically enigmatic? The cause will be traced to its roots in Rand’s ambitious aim to integrate happiness, egoism, and objectivity on a foundation of an essentially biological theory of human nature. Another fundamental alternative besides biological life and death will be introduced as the necessary foundation for moral teleology.
Participant/Sponsored Sessions are time slots in which Atlas Summit participants and paying sponsors can offer talks and workshops of their own.
Contact William Thomas, the conference director, for more information about holding a PSS.