objectiveMan Posted November 9, 2015 Share Posted November 9, 2015 I understand this concept very well, but it still doesn't add up for me. An Objectivist would value their own life above almost anything else. Only something truly exceptional would be more valuable to an Objectivist than their life. I can see an Objectivist dying for his country, but only if that country was based on Objectivist philosophy and values. Also, Ayn Rand said that "productive achievement" is man's noblest activity. I don't regard James Bond's job being a particularly productive one. If my memory serves me correctly, did not Galt state that he would kill himself rather than see the tyrants torture what he loved - Dagny? Sure, but that is completely different. Passionate love for a person is one of the above mentioned exceptions. Do you presume that James Bond loved UK (the country) as passionately as Galt loved Dagny? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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