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Ayn Rand as a Hobbesian

Ayn Rand's ideas about objectivism, rational morality, and individual interest parallel what Hobbes put forth in the Leviathan. Like Hobbes, Rand rejects any faith-based morality and suggests that people must pursue their own interests, and take the inherent value of their own lives and happiness as their moral compass.

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Ayn Rand as a Hobbesian

Ayn Rand's ideas about objectivism, rational morality, and individual interest parallel what Hobbes put forth in the Leviathan. Like Hobbes, Rand rejects any faith-based morality and suggests that people must pursue their own interests, and take the inherent value of their own lives and happiness as their moral compass.