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The Virtue of Selfishness

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Description

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  • Full Title: The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism
  • Author(s): Ayn Rand, with additional articles by Nathaniel Branden
  • Year Published: 1964
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  • Publication Type: Commercial
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  • Description: This is a collection of essays. Most of the essays originally appeared in The Objectivist Newsletter, except for "The Objectivist Ethics," which was a paper Rand delivered at a symposium on "Ethics in Our Time." The introduction was modified in 1970 to reflect Rand's break with Branden.
  • Cover Blurb:

    AYN RAND here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds that 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. (From a Signet paperback printing.)

Contents

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