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ABOUT THE BOOK
Ayn Rands work The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism didnt start out as a novel. What ultimately became The Virtue of Selfishness actually was started as a collection of essays.
The bulk of these essays were originally published in The Objectivist Newsletter in 1964. Since its original publishing up until today, the book has been a source of discussion and debate among many scholars and casual readers alike.
Since its publishing in 1964, The Virtue of Selfishness has been translated into numerous languages. Its content is still controversial and can spark heated conversations on issues that are as prevalent today as they were in Rands era.
It is often stated that reading a book like The Virtue of Selfishness will help a person get a better perspective and understanding of other fiction works by Ayn Rand. In reading The Virtue of Selfishness the reader will gain a deeper understanding of the inner workings of her characters and be more comfortable with many of her philosophical works.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Twanna has a Business Degree from Michigan State University. She has been involved in copywriting on the internet since 2008. Her hobbies and interests include cooking, reading, writing, health/fitness, and herbal remedies.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
A man drowns
Lets say that a man is in danger of drowning and you are the only one around who can help. The moral course of action would be to assist only if the danger to ones self is minimal. It is a sign of lowered self-esteem to deem a strangers life just as valuable as your own by risking yours to save theirs.
This would not be the case if the drowning person were someone you loved deeply. In this scenario, risking your life to save this person is not seen as a sacrifice at all. The reason: because saving a loved one is rooted in a certain selfishness; no one wants to watch a loved one drown knowing they could have done something to prevent it from happening...
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Ayn Rand's The Virtue of Selfishness
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- ISBN: 9781614640462 |
- Hardcover: 38 pages |
- Publisher: Hyperink |
- Publication date: Mar 4, 2012 |
- Language: English |
- Format: Ebook