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Analysis of pleasure experienced as an attack of self (PS...

21 Jun 2014

“One of the distinguishing characteristics of a work of art (including literature) is that it serves no practical, material end, but is an end in itself; it serves no purpose other than contemplation—and the pleasure of that contemplation is so intense, so deeply personal that a man experiences i...

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Peter Singer's Argument for "Animal Liberation"

20 Nov 2014

Posted by thenelli01 in Ethics
Wondering if anyone is familiar with this argument and can answer this point: if man's rational nature is the relevant characteristic when determining rights or that distinguishes man from other animals -- why do infants have rights if they are at or below the level of some of the higher ani...

  423 Views · 30 Replies ( Last reply by Devil's Advocate )


Objectivist Virtues

14 Nov 2014

Posted by hernan in Ethics
Rand's book title: "The Virtue of Selfishness" was quite provocative but imprecise. How would you express Objectivist ethics in terms of virtues? For example, the Christian virtues are: prudence (wisdom), justice, courage, temperance, faith, hope, and charity. Aristotle, perhaps Ra...

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