The Virtue of Selfishness Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Rand's essay, "Collectivized Ethics," Rand mentions which system of government in relation to collectivized ethics?

2. What does Nathaniel Branden state is a concept of ethics and politics and simultaneously a concept of ethics and psychology?

3. What are the two benefits one can gain from living a social existence?

4. In which political system does the government own all societal goods and provide the people with what they need?

5. Rand calls government taxation laws an initiation of _________.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain Rand's reasoning for considering the irrationality of philosophy and philosophers.

Essay Topic 2

Ayn Rand mentions socialism and her feelings towards it throughout her essays. What is socialism? Why is Rand against it? Do you see any potential benefits of a socialist society?

Essay Topic 3

From what you know of Rand and her relationship with Branden, is it possible for a person to care for other human beings without violating the theory of Objectivism? Explain.

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