The Virtue of Selfishness


The Virtue of Selfishness

"The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism" is a 1964 collection of essays and papers by Ayn Rand and Nathaniel Branden. Most of the essays originally appeared in "The Objectivist Newsletter", except for "The Objectivist Ethics", which was a paper Rand delivered at the University of Wisconsin during a symposium on "Ethics in Our Time". The book covers several issues of the Objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand. Some of its themes include the identification and validation of egoism as a rational code of ethics, the destructiveness of altruism, and the nature of a proper government.

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*Objectivism
*Objectivist ethics


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