On Wednesday’s episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I interviewed writer and editor Craig Biddle about “Egoism and Altruism in American Culture.” The podcast of that episode is now available for streaming or downloading.
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I interview Craig Biddle about egoism and altruism in American culture and politics, based on his new article “The Creed of Sacrifice vs. The Land of Liberty.”
Craig Biddle is the editor of The Objective Standard and the author of Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It, a highly concretized, systematic introduction to Ayn Rand’s ethics. He is currently writing a book, which is tentatively titled Thinking in Principles: The Science of Selfishness, about how to use one’s mind in the service of one’s life, liberty, and happiness.
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- Duration: 36:44
- Download: Standard MP3 File (12.6 MB)
- Tags: Altruism, Charity, Christianity, Conservatism, Culture, Egoism, Ethics, Government, Politics, Rights, Self-Interest
- The basic thesis of the article
- Egoism versus altruism
- The ethics of altruism in our culture today
- The problem with voluntary altruism
- Altruism versus freedom
- The arguments for altruism
- Obstacles to considering egoism
- Christian advocates of free markets
- The Objective Standard: The Creed of Sacrifice vs. The Land of Liberty by Craig Biddle
- Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It by Craig Biddle
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