When Hank Rearden is put on trial for violating a government regulation imposed on his business, he invokes the principle that individuals are ends in themselves, with the moral right to pursue their own lives and well-being—including the right to run his by business by the judgment of his own mind and to keep the fruits of his labor.
Next: Atlas should shrug >
ASK THE EXPERTS
Do you have a question about what you just viewed or about Objectivism generally?
Click here to ask the experts.
SELF-STUDY: INTRODUCTION TO RAND'S IDEAS
Recommended reading with study questions.
ABOUT ATLAS UNIVERSITY:
Atlas University offers courses on Objectivism , the philosophy Ayn Rand founded, presented by scholars who are experts in the philosophy. Atlas University is a project of the Atlas Society, which promotes Objectivism in life and thought.