Could part of Ayn Rand’s philosophy be compatible with the Judeo-Christian worldview?


Consider this passage from Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand:

“The objective theory holds that the good is an aspect of reality in relation to man — and that it must be discovered, not invented, by man. Fundamental to an objective theory of values is the question: Of value to whom and for what? An objective theory does not permit context-dropping or ‘concept-stealing’; it does not permit the separation of ‘value’ from ‘purpose,’ of the good from beneficiaries, and of man’s actions from reason.”

At least this much is interesting: “reality…must be discovered, not invented, by man” and the objective theory “does not permit the separation of ‘value’ from ‘purpose’.”

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