Eudaimonist Posted February 26, 2006 Share Posted February 26, 2006 I'm sure you must be familiar with this idea:"The three cardinal values of the Objectivist ethics ... are: Reason, Purpose, Self-Esteem, with their three corresponding virtues: Rationality, Productiveness, Pride."Pride is productive of self-esteem. Productiveness is productive of one's productive purposes. So why is reason the goal of rationality instead of wisdom?Rationality is productive of wisdom. It seems that wisdom is what one desires in being rational. Reason is already contained in the act of rationality -- it does not appear to be an aim, in the sense of a product.Do you see where I am going with this train of thought? Why did Rand choose reason over wisdom as the aim of rationality, and do you think she made the correct choice? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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