In this episode of New Ideal Live, philosophers Aaron Smith and Onkar Ghate analyze a recent Bloomberg.com article, “How Coronavirus Is Shaking Up the Moral Universe.” That article surveys “some of the leading idea systems undergirding competing conceptions of right and wrong,” informing the views of governments and individuals in response to the pandemic.
Smith and Ghate discussed these influential moral outlooks, noting a common emphasis on sacrifice, while contrasting them with Rand’s morality of rational egoism as a framework for addressing the pandemic.
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