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Tuesday, July 12 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Participant Sponsored Session: Behind Rand’s Qua Man Enigma: Biological Life and Death -- No Basis for Moral Teleology

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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.

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John Yokela

John has a Masters in Systems Management and has been a software QA engineer in Silicon Valley for thirty years to support his real passion: philosophy. Introduced to Rand in 1987, he spent a year analyzing the “Objectivist Ethics,” and has been working on a new meta-ethics and... Read More →

Tuesday July 12, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm PDT
Sunset 5/6 Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

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