Alfonso Jones Posted May 8, 2008 Share Posted May 8, 2008 IN the above cited essay (from The Virtue of Selfishness) Rand says:The policy of always pronouncing moral judgment does not mean that one must regard oneself as a missionary charged with the responsibility of "saving everyone's soul"—nor that one must give unsolicited moral appraisals to all those one meets. It means: (a) that one must know clearly, in full, verbally identified form, one's own moral evaluation of every person, issue and event with which one deals, and act accordingly; (b) that one must make one's moral evaluation known to others, when it is rationally appropriate to do so.The implication of the need of ALWAYS making a moral evaluation of every person one deals with is my concern. I believe that I can recall (but can't find the cite) Rand commenting that of course one would have far less need for evaluation for the grocer from whom one purchases food than from a business partner, etc... - thereby qualifying what is meant by "one's own moral evaluation of every person, ..."Thoughts or inputs?Alfonso Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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