Journal of Libertarian Studies

In Defense of Natural End Ethics: A Rejoinder to O’Neil and Osterfeld

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

Patrick M. O’Neil and David Osterfeld have offered some criticisms of our natural end interpretation and defense of Rand’s ethics. This essay is a rejoinder to these criticisms. It consists of two parts: (I)a reply to O’Neil and (II)a reply to Osterfeld. In the case of the latter, we will confine ourselves to commenting only on those statements which constitute criticisms of our position. We will not discuss Osterfeld’s own views regarding the foundation of ethics.

Volume 7, Number 1 (1983)


Den Uyl, Douglas J., and Douglas B. Rasmussen. “In Defense of Natural End Ethics: A Rejoinder to O’Neil and Osterfeld.” Journal of Libertarian Studies 7, No. 1 (1983): 115–125.

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