David Sloan Wilson: I have come to bury Ayn Rand
The evolutionary biologist on Individualism. The sanctity of the individual and the pursuit of self-interest as the highest moral ideal. Ayn Rand constructed an entire philosophy around this called Objectivism, which she claimed could be fully justified by rationality and science. Here, David Sloan Wilson — a professor of biology and anthropology and the author of “Atlas Hugged" — critiques the line of thought, arguing that the philosophy runs much deeper than Rand herself.