Being Like Hank Rearden
Radio Q&A: 14 October 2012, Question 4
I answered a question on being like Hank Rearden on 14 October 2012. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Should I try to be more like Hank Rearden? After reading Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged," I've come to an important conclusion: I want to be more like Hank Rearden. What tips would you offer to someone desiring to be so awesome?
My Answer, In Brief: A person might be inspired to be like Hank Rearden in his character, but a person should not seek to imitate the concretes of a person's lifestyle or personality.
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I'm Dr. Diana Brickell. I'm a philosopher specializing in the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I received my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. My book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, is available for purchase in paperback and Kindle. The book defends the justice of moral praise and blame of persons using an Aristotelian theory of moral responsibility, thereby refuting Thomas Nagel's "problem of moral luck."
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