A crucial error in ethics is to pit the moral against the practical. What are some of the sources of this error? What are some of its existential manifestations? What are some of its effects on thinking, including subtle ones? What, properly, is the relation of the moral to the practical? What is the place of this issue in ethics and in life? These are some of the topics this lecture explores.
This lecture was recorded at the 2013 Objectivist Summer Conference in Chicago, IL.