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Wednesday, June 24 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Benevolence versus Altruism

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David Kelley will show why benevolence is an important element in the Objectivist morality of rational self-interest, based on his book Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence. He will discuss the role of civility and generosity, and their importance in getting the most out of our lives in society. He will also explain how genuine benevolence is different from and incompatible with altruism.

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David Kelley

Chief Intellectual Officer, The Atlas Society
David Kelley is the founder and Chief Intellectual Officer of The Atlas Society. After earning a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 1975, he joined the philosophy department of Vassar College, where he remained until 1984. He has also taught at Brandeis University as a visiting lecturer. Among his books are Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence; The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand; The Evidence of the Senses, a... Read More →


Wednesday June 24, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
ATLAS SOCIETY TENT

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