Yaron discusses, with guest philosopher Tara Smith, the Objectivist conception of selfishness, it's relationship with happiness and why the virtue of Justice is a requirement for both.
00:01:17: Objectivism and Selfishness; Subjectivist Selfishness
00:07:40: Discovering Universal Objective Principles for human living and morality
00:10:43: Question: How does one avoid feelings of discouragement when pursuing values?
00:14:27: Emotions and Selfishness;
00:17:25: Objective Values vs. Personal Values;
00:19:23: misunderstandings about Selfishness amongst ‘common’ people
00:29:25: intellectual and philosophical attack on Selfishness
00:31:03: harm of lying to Self-Esteem; moral and practical; rational self-interest long-term
00:34:30: balancing between fulfilling short-term desires and achieving long-term interests
00:37:40: Question: Isn’t the initiation of force bad because it harms others?
00:40:33: virtue of Justice; essential characteristics of Justice; Judging others positively and negatively;
00:55:50: Question: Does one have to be an Objectivist to be happy?
1:02:45: Question: Do Psychopaths truly exist?
1:03:50: Impact or response to the ideas of Happiness and Selfishness
1:07:35: Philosophy of Law and Tara’s work
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