The ayn rand lexicon: this mini-encyclopedia of objectivism is compiled from ayn rand’s statements on some 400 topics in philosophy, economics, psychology and history. The virtue of selfishness, as provocative a title as the book may have, is a philosophical synopsis of the application of rand's philosophy, objectivism it is not rand's philosophy in itself those that have read rand know that her writing st ayn rand's philosophy, objectivism, is often misinterpreted and misused, without ever being studied or even read.
Ayn rand summarizes her views better than i ever could in the objectivist ethics if you only read one of the essays in the virtue of selfishness, make it that one the piece expands upon ideas found in atlas shrugged whether you accept rand's strict rationalist philosophy or not, your worldview will never be the same after reading her.
This feature is not available right now please try again later. Smith has written several academic books and papers on rand's ideas, including ayn rand's normative ethics: the virtuous egoist, a volume on rand's ethical theory published by cambridge university press. The ayn rand institute makes that happen every day we encourage young people to read ayn rand and become passionate about her ideas through educational programs, articles, talks, blog posts and social media ayn rand’s philosophy offers a much-needed antidote to the present culture.
These virtues (productivity, independence, integrity, honesty, justice, pride) are all applications of the basic virtue, rationality rand’s moral ideal is a life of reason, purpose and self-esteem.
The virtue of selfishness: a new concept of egoism is a 1964 collection of essays by ayn rand and nathaniel branden most of the essays originally appeared in the objectivist newsletter the book covers ethical issues from the perspective of rand's objectivist philosophy.
The questioner has misunderstood the title of the book, the virtue of selfishness a virtue is an action by which one gains or keeps values in this respect, selfishness itself is the virtue being named the act of selfishness as a virtue. “in a free society, one does not have to deal with those who are irrational one is free to avoid them” ― ayn rand, the virtue of selfishness: a new concept of egoism.
How does it differ from conventional views, such as retributive and utilitarian justice what did rand mean by “moral sanction,” and why did she place such emphasis on it this lesson consists of a recorded lecture that peikoff gave in 1989, based on thinking he did for his book objectivism: the philosophy of ayn rand, published in 1991. The virtue of selfishness - ebook written by ayn rand read this book using google play books app on your pc, android, ios devices download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the virtue of selfishness.