Leonard Peikoff discusses the virtue of justice. What is Ayn Rand’s view of justice? How does it differ from conventional views, such as retributive and utilitarian justice? What did Rand mean by “moral sanction,” and why did she place such emphasis on it?

This lesson consists of a recorded lecture that Peikoff gave in 1989, based on thinking he did for his book Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand, published in 1991.