Atlas Shrugged shows that intellect is necessary to promote man

Atlas Shrugged shows that intellect is necessary to promote man

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Atlas Shrugged  shows that intellect is necessary to promote man's prosperity on earth. The  achievements of Rearden, Dagny, Galt, and the other thinkers dramatize the claim that reason is the  primary cause of progress. But intellectual ability isn't within a man's volitional control. The ability of  his brain is something that a man is born with, but he chooses whether he uses it. Eddie's consistent  choice to accept the responsibility of thinking is the hallmark of a virtuous man. An individual can be  judged only by what is subject to his control. On issues that are open to his choice, Eddie is a man of  great stature. Morality, according to the theme of  Atlas Shrugged , involves an unbreached commitment to the  rational requirements of man's life on earth. Eddie exhibits such commitment to the end. For 
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