Egoism Versus Rights

Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 7 (2):329-349 (2006)
I develop an argument that key theses from Ayn Rand's ethics and political philosophy are incompatible with one another. Her ethical egoism is not compatible with her rights theory. Though Rand's version of rights theory is libertarian, the argument does not depend upon any claims peculiar to her theory, but would apply to the (in)compatibility of ethical egoism and almost any plausible rights theory.
Keywords Ethics  Rights  Ethical Egoism
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