Ayn Rand’s Politics of Self-Interest

(This is part four of a four-part series on the ethics and political theory of Ayn Rand, written exclusively for The Daily Censored, by Dr. Robert Abele, professor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area.) ON RIGHTS—Rand asserts that a “free society” is synonymous with “capitalism” (The Virtue of Selfishness, […]

Ayn Rand’s Politics of Self-Interest (Part 3)

(This is part three of a four-part series on the ethics and political theory of Ayn Rand, written exclusively for The Daily Censored, by Dr. Robert Abele, professor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area.) Let us begin our analysis of the politics of Ayn Rand with a key claim […]

Objections and Replies

(This is a continuation of part two of a four-part series on the ethics and political theory of Ayn Rand, written exclusively for The Daily Censored, by Dr. Robert Abele, professor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area.) In this series so far, we have made several arguments concerning Rand’s […]

Ayn Rand and the Philosophy of Individualism (Part II)

(This is part two of a four-part series on the ethics and political theory of Ayn Rand, written exclusively for The Daily Censored, by Dr. Robert Abele, professor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area.) We ended the last section by outlining Rand’s attempt to close the “is/ought” gap by […]

Ayn Rand and the Philosophy of Individualism (Part I)

(This is part one of a four-part series on the ethics and political theory of Ayn Rand, written exclusively for The Daily Censored, by Dr. Robert Abele, professor of philosophy at Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area.)   Ayn Rand has become the darling of both neoliberals and, unfortunately, many young people […]