Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence
Praise for Unrugged Individualism:
“I found David Kelley's Unrugged Individualism fascinating and provocative.”
—Lester Hunt, professor of philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"In his superb monograph on benevolence as a necessary Objectivist virtue, Dr. Kelley beautifully fills a major gap in the Objectivist ethics. It is a much needed contribution. Every Objectivist needs to study this essay."
—Nathaniel Branden, author of The Psychology of Self-Esteem and The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
"Benevolence is one of Ayn Rand's most intriguing concepts. David Kelley's careful and comprehensive analysis of the nature and implications of benevolence is a memorable contribution to the study of Rand's ideas and individualist ideas in general."
—Stephen Cox, professor of literature, University of San Diego
About the author:
David Kelley earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 1975, and later taught cognitive science and philosophy at Vassar College and Brandeis University. His articles on social issues and public policy have appeared in Harper's, The Sciences, Reason, Harvard Business Review, The Freeman, and elsewhere. His books include The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand; The Evidence of the Senses; (scheduled for re-publishing in early 2015), and The Art of Reasoning, one of the most widely used logic textbooks in the country. Kelley is founder and chief intellectual officer of The Atlas Society.