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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Altruism ain’t all its cracked up to be. 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.

Refresh and try again. It pays for it by slashing spending on food stamps, healthcare for the poor and the elderly, and basic services. There were a couple of chapters I liked in particular.

For starters it has an uncharacteristically provocative title. Lloyd, with an Introduction by J. As much as professional philosophers ridicule her as being a crackpot–and there are, admittedly, some howlers in there–for most people who, frankly, themselves would consider most professional philosophers to be crackpots there is a great deal of practical appeal in Objectivism, and for good reason: She also married a bit-part actor called Frank O’Connor because he was ‘beautiful’ – and because her original visitor’s visa had run out.

I also liked the chapter on racism quite a bit. Essays in Honor of K.

La Virtud Del Egoismo

He thinks an “I got mine, who cares if you’re okay” vurtud is admirable. There’s Voltaire and Jung and Freud. This is a strawman argument at best. Supposedly a scholarly work of philosophy, this book has inspired many people some of whom I admirebut I found the shrillness which Rand employs in her “reasoning” viryud matched only by her supreme arrogance.

Solo al emprendedor libertariano se le permite esgrimir excusas. The first part of her argument does make sense if you boil rationality down to a purely biological need to survive and function in this world.


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She believes that living creatures are driven primarily by continuing to live- that life and the avoidance of pain is the fundamental value of the natural world. Supposedly a scholarly work of philosophy, this vlrtud has inspired many people some It’s fitting that Rand’s non-fiction reads like an advertisement for Atlas Shrugged; she is the ultimate capitalist after all. What kind of life is that when you live it, far and wide, praising selfishness?

In case you think these ideas are marginal to the party, reme Just noticed this in Johan Hari’s column from today’s Independent: The Virtue of Selfishness, as provocative a title as virtkd book may have, egoiemo a philosophical synopsis of the application of Rand’s philosophy, objectivism; it is not Rand’s philosophy in itself.

Ayn Rand was once asked if she could present the essence of her philosophy while standing on one foot. Look at Emmanuel Levinas,a real philosophers who never ceases to assure us that the “others” are we and for others we are to be.

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Love is entirely selfish. Recently Right to Education was enacted and intellectuals hailed it as a major success of Indian democracy.

An important book no matter where you stand. And I was pretty bored by Branden’s sycophantic essays. There a Ayn Rand is eegoismo event. Yet it’s always puzzled me how politicians who claim to practice a religion that basically commands altruism especially in the New Testament could so enthusiastically support s This book is interesting because a good chunk of the time I either did not agree with Rand or I felt her supporting examples were poor or I felt virtuc had swung to the opposite extreme of the one she was critiquing.

It aims to return the US to the spending levels of the s — and while Ryan frames it as a response to the deficit, it would actually increase it according to the independent Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. Although Anthem was a semi-interesting if hackneyed entertainment for an afternoon, this essay collection is as bad as it gets. She makes no mention of chattel slavery under the capitalism that she adores. I believe that this book gives you an idea what it was like in the middle of last century and what people, specially progressive women were thinking, before the new age spiri If you have read Fountain Head and The Atlas Shrugged but still have not put your fingers on the pulse of Ayn Rand’s thinking and philosophy then this is the book you must read to understand where she is coming from.


This pronouncement is made ex nihilo–there is no presentation to warrant these two conclusions. Her supporters would claim that it is the world as we know it that is distorted, mostly through the insidious influence of the philosophy of altr Ayn Rand was one of the most controversial thinkers–and successful fiction writers–of the 20th Century.

View all 13 comments. How can someone be of service unless they have their own needs met and they find joy in it? For one thing, Rand refers a great deal to biological examples, and she repeatedly gets biology wrong.

She moved swiftly to Hollywood, where she learned English, worked in the RKO wardrobe department and as an extra, and wrote through the night on screenplays and novels. In her way she is a cheerleader for people to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and make their lives happen.

Ayn Rand is an event. After twenty one years of sacrificing my life and raising two arrogant teenagers who remain ungrateful for my efforts.