What About Suicide Bombers? A Terse Response to a Terse Objection

Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 11 (2):233–236 (2011)

Abstract
Stressing that the pronoun "I" picks out one and only one person in the world (i.e., me), I argue against Hunt (and other like-minded Rand commentators) that the supposed "hard case" of destructive people who do not care for their own lives poses no special difficulty for rational egoism. I conclude that the proper response to a terse objection like "What about suicide bombers?" is the equally terse assertion "But I don't want to get blown up."
Keywords Ethics  Suicide  Ayn Rand  Metaethics  Will to live
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