Flourishing and Synthesis: A Review
Auburn University; Temple University; West Virginia University; Furman University
December 1, 2011
The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2011
Edward W. Younkins's book, Flourishing and Happiness in a Free Society, is a welcome contribution to individualist thought. Focusing on Aristotle, Ayn Rand, Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, and Murray Rothbard, Younkins demonstrates the compatibility of Aristotelian liberalism, Objectivism, and Austrian Economics. Younkins suggests that synthesizing these philosophies will lead to human flourishing and happiness. These philosophies share certain general principles that can serve as moral bases for political action.
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Keywords: Edward W. Younkins, Ayn Rand, Austrian Economics, Objectivism, Carl Menger, Ludwig Von Mises, Murray Rothbard, human flourishingAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 25, 2012 ; Last revised: March 21, 2012
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