Ayn rand virtue of selfishness essay

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Again: very poorly conceived. Her other essays engage a variety of ethical topics, often challenging common perspectives on such issues as compromise and moral judgment. This is a dangerous admission for Rand, who wants to make state action itself force.

Nevermind that factory owner built factory with moneys acquired through inheritance from estate built on slavery and slaughter of natives.

Further, it was not capitalism that abolished chattel slavery through its own alleged ongoing enlightenment, but the state through the use of force against private property owners.

Her language also suggests that she believes that any other understanding of selfishness would amount to an invalid concept, i. Fifth issue: deployment of important terms dogmatically without explanation, even though the rest of us know that the terms are burdened by much dialogue: e.

In the West, the rise of a culture hospitable to business has unleashed incalculable productive energies.

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The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism by Ayn Rand