"Altruism vs. America" at UCLA


What: A one-hour talk followed by a Q&A

Who: Craig Biddle, editor of The Objective Standard

Where: UCLA, Kinsey Pavillion 1240B

When: Wednesday, January 26, 7:00pm

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

Description: America was founded on the principle of individual rights–the idea that each person has a right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. Since the country’s founding, however, Americans have increasingly accepted a morality that is incompatible with rights, namely, altruism: the notion that being moral consists in self-sacrificially serving others. In this talk, Craig Biddle examines the nature and source of altruism, shows what the morality means in theory and practice, and demonstrates its stark opposition to the principle of individual rights. He then indicates the nature and objectivity of the only morality that is compatible with individual rights: rational egoism, the morality developed and defined by Ayn Rand.

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