The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism
Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds human 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
The prose is clearly written. But, as a person who has experienced parenthood, the ideas expressed are indeed egoistic. But they are in no way a pattern for an individual who is a social animal. It is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mvbdlr - LibraryThing
I read this book in order to understand Rand's philosophy before reading Atlas Shrugged. I figured that for such a big book, I needed to know what was going on before the fact, so I can follow along ... Read full review