Beauvoir and Rand: Asphyxiating People, Having Sex, and Pursuing a Career

The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 15 (1):23-41 (2015)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
In an attempt to start rectifying a lamentable disparity in scholarship, we evince fruitful points of similarity and difference in the ideas of Simone de Beauvoir and Ayn Rand, paying particular attention to their views on long-term projects. Endorsing what might be called an “Ethic of Resolve,” Rand praises those who undertake sustained goal-directed actions such as careers. Beauvoir, however, endorses an “Ethic of Ambiguity” that makes her more skeptical about the prospects of carrying out lifelong projects without deluding oneself. Our study teases apart the strengths and drawbacks of these views.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
CHABAR
Upload history
Archival date: 2022-02-26
View other versions
Added to PP index
2015-07-22

Total views
69 ( #59,092 of 71,165 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
18 ( #42,070 of 71,165 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.