Egoism, Ayn Rand & James Rachels


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Rand recommends that human beings act in what way?

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1. What is a main problem Rachels sees in the view of rational egoism?

2. Choose the answer that best represents Rand's point of view.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Get help studying the contrasting views of Rand and Rachels by utilizing the in-depth lesson quiz and worksheet that cover their specific viewpoints and how they differ. You'll receive your quiz scores as soon as you finish.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These two assessments will test you on:

  • Competing philosophical ideologies
  • Egoist concepts
  • The personalities creating the ideas
  • Conflicting views on specific subjects

Skills Practiced

This lesson worksheet and quiz will test your abilities of:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about philosophy in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as rational self-interest and sympathy
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on egoism

Additional Learning

Make sure you have all the information you need by reviewing the associated lesson, Egoism, Ayn Rand & James Rachels. This lesson will help you achieve the following objectives:

  • Identify Rand and Rachels' conflicting positions
  • Distinguish between the two philosophers
  • Understand rational self-interest and the corresponding viewpoints
  • Discover support for the opposing positions on egoism