Ayn Rand chose this book’s provocative title because she was on a mission to overcome the concept’s demonization. Synopsis and background info here. La Virtud Del Egoismo De Ayn Rand. 4 likes. Book. Find La Virtud Del Egoismo by Rand, Ayn at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

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Although Anthem was a semi-interesting if hackneyed entertainment for an afternoon, this essay collection is as bad as it gets. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. La captura de los aparatos del Estado ha demostrado su ineficacia para derrumbar los poderes que interpelan al sujeto desde su individualidad. I found her writing and beliefs liberating and I feel no pressure from anyone else to live out my dreams, nor do Vurtud care about their opinions.

I don’t think anybody could convince me that selfishness is a virtue certainly not Ayn Rand. This book once meant a al to me. I’m still not sure how to reconcile this disconnect but this book was basically a nice, concise overview of her philosophy and the principles she espouses. She presented that philosophy in a series of novels, the culminating magnum opus of which was Atlas Shrugged, a sprawling neo-scifi quasi-futurist melodrama that has become a perennial bestseller since its publication in It really is a mess of stupidity, and requires some effort to untangle.

Of course, Ayn Rand is the authority on Right and Wrong, although this is neatly couched in the claim that her advocated egoismmo is objective. I suppose you can say that they were purely selfish in believing that they were worthy enough to fgoismo human rights.

Virtyd 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.

But if one is willing to think for oneself there is value in reading her work, and The Virtue of Selfishness is a good place to start. In the middle of the twentieth century, racism took on a new form as oppression of certain races which obviously enslaves certain individuals morphed into quotas which also enslaves certain individuals. En el siglo XX existen sonados ejemplos de inversiones o desbordes. View all 5 comments. Make no mistake–this is a demanding ethic.


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Nevermind that factory owner built factory with moneys acquired through inheritance from estate built on slavery and slaughter of natives. Rad case you think these ideas are marginal to the party, reme Just noticed this in Johan Hari’s column from today’s Independent: May 05, Marshall rated it did not like it Shelves: It’s a collection of essays by Ayn Rand and Nathanial Branden that are not pro-heathenism per se.

Reading Rand reminds me of teaching freshman composition at university years ago. El proceso responde a una ambivalencia constitutiva. Perhaps worst of all, though, is the idea that any sense of humor about oneself–any form of self-deprecating wit, or sign of humility–is somehow a betrayal of one’s very soul.

The most eye opening part of the book was how she elaborates on love. People should be proud of their efforts and what they’ve produced. As a vitud of law, this is manifestly, idiotically erroneous–property rights are simply one component of rights in general, and we can have property regimes wherein rights themselves are not conceived as properties.

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Apr 28, Anshupriya Goswamy rated it it was amazing Shelves: There is no discussion of what ownership or consent is or how they came to be. I understand what Rand is trying to say. However, the latter part of her argument makes no sense and she makes relatively little effort to explain or justify her assertion. Eegoismo problem is that a lot of the points in Rand’s essays are either not logically sound or based on incorrect premises.

When the Bolsheviks requisitioned the pharmacy owned by her father, Fronz, the Rosenbaums fled to the Crimea. Objectivism also distinguishes between selfishness and a hive mentality that she calls altruism.


But emphasizing these in absolute terms, as polar opposites to other qualities, creates a lot of problems. We must nurture ourselves always, in this way we will have inner strength and the ability to get through life regardless what may come our way.

But if one considers the monstrous moral inversions of the governments made possible by the altruist-collectivist virtuf [!

Why have I picked it up? Sep 27, Lisa Harmonybites rated it it was amazing.

And it is certainly immoral to suggest that society as a whole meaning, of course, government has a moral obligation to provide a social safety net for those who have been born ill-equipped to face the challenges of living in a modern society, or into familial or social circumstances which render it nearly impossible to develop into fully contributory citizens.

In her philosophy, the happiness of the individual is paramount. If anything written by Ayn Rand means a lot to you and you’re not going through adolescence, you should be ashamed of yourself. Spinoza, like Aristotle and Randemphasizes that ethics is about human flourishing and happiness.

So maybe I’m just a spoiled American, but I’ve never seen the world divided in this way. There a Ayn Rand is an event. He even went as far as making his interns read her work.


Which is okay, but when a title is too sensationalistic a la Ivan Boesky’s “Greed is good. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

If you start with an end goal of a successful and rationally fulfilled life as the standard of your values, you will not seek anything which is not value, and therefor you will not seek those things which are irrational or conducive firtud your end goal.

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