• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Andrew Bernstein
  • 01:08    |    
    Quote, n , Andrew Bernstein
  • 02:43    |    
    True meaning of moral
    • Pursue of values
    • Egoism
    • Theory of racional egoism
  • 05:38    |    
    Structure of the conference
  • 06:25    |    
    Proper egoism
    • Importance of human life
    • What are values?
    • Achievement of values
    • Importance of the Aristotlelian point of view
    • Values as the meaning of life
  • 13:47    |    
    Key points of value
    • Human enhancement
    • Achievement
    • Inclusion of other people
    • Egoistic life
  • 20:17    |    
    Self sacrifice
    • Surrender of values
    • Dichotomy of life
    • Benefits of helping other people
    • Satisfying needs
    • Quote, n , Ayn Rand (1943)
  • 33:16    |    
    Proper goodwill
    • Personal anecdote
    • Support of good values
    • Principal values
    • Genuine caring and good will
    • Everyone is egoistic
    • Proper egoist
    • True goodwill
  • 46:14    |    
    Promoting goodwill and kindness
    • Personal anecdote
    • Moral code
    • Value achievement
  • 50:53    |    
    Question and answer period
    • What is the difference between a proper egoist and one that isn't?
    • Can you talk about the heroes of capitalism?
    • The racional notion that you used is the same as employed by Friedrich Hayek?
    • What is the difference between reason and rationality?
    • How can you be benevolent to someone you don´t know?
    • What do you think of people who believe self-sacrifice doesn't exist?
  • 01:23:29    |    
    Final credits

Foundations of Capitalism: Rational Egoism as the Basis of Goodwill

New Media  | 19 de junio de 2015  | Vistas: 74

In this video Andrew Bernstein talks about the moral value of developing a capitalist perspective and living our lives with its values as our guiding principles. Bernstein assumes that all human beings are innately egoistic but that it isn't a negative value as communists or other critics of libertarianism claim it to be. He expounds that our own egotism drives the promotion of goodwill and kindness throughout the world because it is in our own interest to create a better world for ourselves and our children. He matches his claims by describing the different heroes of capitalism that have existed in history and enumerates their achievements in creating a richer environment for all.


Andrew Bernstein is author of The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic,…