The Virtue of Selfishness

The Virtue of Selfishness

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

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 104.14 x 172.72 x 15.24mm | 45.36g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Dutton / Signet
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 50th Fiftieth Edition, Anniversary ed.
  • 0451163931
  • 9780451163936
  • 119,646

About Ayn Rand

Born February 2, 1905, Ayn Rand published her first novel, We the Living, in 1936. Anthem followed in 1938. It was with the publication of The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957) that she achieved her spectacular success. Rand's unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience. The fundamentals of her philosophy are put forth in three nonfiction books, Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, The Virtues of Selfishness, and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. They are all available in Signet editions, as is the magnificent statement of her artistic credo, The Romantic Manifesto.show more

Table of contents

The Virtue of Selfishness Introduction 1. The Objectivist Ethics, Ayn Rand (1961) 2. Mental Health versus Mysticism and Self-Sacrifice, Nathaniel Branden (1963) 3. The Ethics of Emergencies, Ayn Rand (1963) 4. The "Conflicts" of Men's Interests, Ayn Rand (1962) 5. Isn't Everyone Selfish?, Nathaniel Branden (1962) 6. The Psychology of Pleasure, Nathaniel Branden (1964) 7. Doesn't Life Require Compromise?, Ayn Rand (1962) 8. How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?, Ayn Rand (1962) 9. The Cult of Moral Grayness, Ayn Rand (1964) 10. Collectivized Ethics, Ayn Rand (1963) 11. The Monument Builders, Ayn Rand (1962) 12. Man's Rights, Ayn Rand (1963) 13. Collectivized "Rights", Ayn Rand (1963) 14. The Nature of Government, Ayn Rand (1963) 15. Government Financing in a Free Society, Ayn Rand (1964) 16. The Divine Right of Stagnation, Nathaniel Branden (1963) 17. Racism, Ayn Rand (1963) 18. Counterfeit Individualism, Nathaniel Branden (1962) 19. The Argument from Intimidation, Ayn Rand (1964) Indexshow more

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