Presentation on theme: "By Ayn Rand. Utopia: Political or social perfection Dystopia: A society characterized by human misery: oppression, disease, and overcrowding."— Presentation transcript:
by Ayn Rand
Utopia: Political or social perfection Dystopia: A society characterized by human misery: oppression, disease, and overcrowding
the belief that the moral purpose for one’s life is the pursuit of one’s own happiness; full respect for individual’s rights Id: instinct (the instinctual, pleasure seeking part of the mind Superego: moral (the part of the mind that represses the id’s impulses) Ego: realistic (the part of the mind that controls but does not repress the id’s impulses) Constitutes the essential identity of a human being. The “I” or self of any person.
One’s identity as a human comes from the membership of one or more groups. The primary recipient of one’s labor should be this group rather than yourself.
Government owns major means of production Can still have small businesses Marxist theory, transitional phase between capitalism and communism
Everything is run by the government No small businesses No competition The idea that everyone brings everyone up There has never been a pure communist society except for nuns/monestaries
Private ownership More freedoms & competition
1. To protect from outside invasion 2. To protect from inside invasion 3. To protect the people from the government