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The virtue of selfishness : a new concept of egoism

Author: Ayn Rand; Nathaniel Branden
Publisher: New York : Signet Book, [1964]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 50th anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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Ayn Rand set forth the moral principles of objectivism, the philosophy that holds man's life-- the life proper to a rational being-- as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with the creative requirements of his survival, and with a free society.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ayn Rand; Nathaniel Branden
ISBN: 0451163931 9780451163936
OCLC Number: 319835560
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 173 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: The objectivist ethics --
Mental health versus mysticism and self-sacrifice --
The ethics of emergencies --
The "conflicts" of men's interests --
Isn't everyone selfish --
The psychology of pleasure --
Doesn't life require compromise? --
How does one lead a rational life in an irrational society? --
The cult of moral grayness --
Collectivized ethics --
The monument builders --
Man's rights --
Collectivized "rights" --
The nature of government --
Government financing in a free society --
The divine right of stagnation --
Racism --
Counterfeit individualism --
The argument from intimidation.
Responsibility: by Ayn Rand ; with additional articles by Nathaniel Branden.

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Ayn Rand set forth the moral principles of objectivism, the philosophy that holds man's life-- the life proper to a rational being-- as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with the creative requirements of his survival, and with a free society.

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