The Virtue of Selfishness

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classics from one of the bestselling authors of our time, now in centennial

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101137223

Category: Philosophy

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A collection of essays that sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's controversial, groundbreaking philosophy. Since their initial publication, Rand's fictional works—Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged—have had a major impact on the intellectual scene. The underlying theme of her famous novels is her philosophy, a new morality—the ethics of rational self-interest—that offers a robust challenge to altruist-collectivist thought. Known as Objectivism, her divisive philosophy holds human life—the life proper to a rational being—as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature. In this series of essays, Rand asks why man needs morality in the first place, and arrives at an answer that redefines a new code of ethics based on the virtue of selfishness. More Than 1 Million Copies Sold!

Ayn Rand

The Virtue of Selfishness Centennial edition cover Author Ayn Rand Country
United States Language English Subject(s) Ethics Publisher New American
Library Publication date 1964 Media type Print ISBN 0-451-16393-1 (Centennial
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Equal Is Unfair

Ayn Rand, “Racism,” reprinted in Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness (New York:
Signet, 1964 Centennial edition), p. 149. Ayn Rand, “Man's Rights,” reprinted in
Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness (New York: Signet, 1964 Centennial ...

Author: Don Watkins

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250084458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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We’ve all heard that the American Dream is vanishing, and that the cause is rising income inequality. The rich are getting richer by rigging the system in their favor, leaving the rest of us to struggle just to keep our heads above water. To save the American Dream, we’re told that we need to fight inequality through tax hikes, wealth redistribution schemes, and a far higher minimum wage. But what if that narrative is wrong? What if the real threat to the American Dream isn’t rising income inequality—but an all-out war on success? In Equal is Unfair, a timely and thought-provoking work, Don Watkins and Yaron Brook reveal that almost everything we’ve been taught about inequality is wrong. You’ll discover: • why successful CEOs make so much money—and deserve to • how the minimum wage hurts the very people it claims to help • why middle-class stagnation is a myth • how the little-known history of Sweden reveals the dangers of forced equality • the disturbing philosophy behind Obama’s economic agenda. The critics of inequality are right about one thing: the American Dream is under attack. But instead of fighting to make America a place where anyone can achieve success, they are fighting to tear down those who already have. The real key to making America a freer, fairer, more prosperous nation is to protect and celebrate the pursuit of success—not pull down the high fliers in the name of equality.

Foundations of a Free Society

Bound edition. New Milford, CT: Second Renaissance Book, 1990. Atlas
Shrugged. Centennial edition. New York: Dutton, 2005. The Ayn Rand Column.
Revised ... The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism. Centennial

Author: Gregory Salmieri

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822986531

Category: Philosophy

Page: 536

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Foundations of a Free Societybrings together some of the most knowledgeable Ayn Rand scholars and proponents of her philosophy, as well as notable critics, putting them in conversation with other intellectuals who also see themselves as defenders of capitalism and individual liberty. United by the view that there is something importantly right—though perhaps also much wrong—in Rand’s political philosophy, contributors reflect on her views with the hope of furthering our understandings of what sort of society is best and why. The volume provides a robust elaboration and defense of the foundation of Rand’s political philosophy in the principle that force paralyzes and negates the functioning of reason; it offers an in-depth scholarly discussion of Rand’s view on the nature of individual rights and the role of government in defending them; it deals extensively with the similarities and differences between Rand’s thought and the libertarian tradition (to which she is often assimilated) and objections to her positions arising from this tradition; it explores Rand’s relation to the classical liberal tradition, specifically with regard to her defense of freedom of the intellect; and it discusses her views on the free market, with special attention to the relation between these views and those of the Austrian school of economics.

A Companion to Ayn Rand

Centennial edition. Printing 50. New York, NY: Signet. [FTNI] 7 The Virtue of
Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism. New York, NY: Signet (New American
Library). Hardcover edition. (This is the first version to include an index.)
Centennial ...

Author: Allan Gotthelf

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118324927

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

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The first volume to offer a comprehensive scholarly treatment of Rand’s entire corpus (including her novels, her philosophical essays, and her analysis of the events of her times), this Companion provides vital orientation and context for scholars and educated readers grappling with a controversial and understudied thinker whose enduring influence on American (and world) culture is increasingly recognized. The first publication to provide an in-depth scholarly treatment ranging over the whole of Rand’s corpus Provides informed contextual analysis for scholars in a variety of disciplines Presents original research on unpublished material and drafts from the Rand archives in California Features insightful and fair-minded interpretations of Rand’s controversial positions

Public Library Core Collection

THIRTEENTH EDITION ... J Rand , Ayn , 1905 - 1982 The virtue of selfishness ; a
new concept of egoism ; with additional articles by Nathaniel Branden .
Centennial ed .

Author: John Greenfieldt

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1856

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Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.

Atlas Shrugged

The decisions of a few industrial leaders shake the roots of capitalism and reawaken man's awareness of himself as a heroic being, in a special centennial edition of the seminal novel, first published in 1957. Reissue.

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0452286360

Category: Fiction

Page: 1168

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The decisions of a few industrial leaders shake the roots of capitalism and reawaken man's awareness of himself as a heroic being, in a special centennial edition of the seminal novel, first published in 1957. Reissue.

The Centennial Edition of the Works of Sidney Lanier

When Cranston thought of virtue and such things , he formed to himself a vague
idea that the earth was a mysterious wild ... unconquerably persevering , with an
acute intellect to guide these qualities ; but thoroughly selfish , and without even ...

Author: Sidney Lanier





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A Tapestry of Prairie Life In Greenfield, Iowa, the Sidey family paper celebrates its
centennial. ... the new sign, print a modest centennial edition and later hold a
small open house with coffee and cookies and a lot of laughter. ... forced a
concern for family and community and an interdependence that as often as not
subdued meanness and selfishness. A certain virtue and hope were required for

Author: Briton Hadden



Category: Current events


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Centennial Offering

spared to cull the conveniences as well as noble passion , every social virtue is
cultivated . appease the wants of nature . ... the distressing scene , and with the
assistance tyrants , ever accompanied by the magnificence of the selfish
passions ...

Author: Hezekiah Niles



Category: United States

Page: 522

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The Aldine Centennial History of New South Wales Illustrated Embracing Sketches and Portraits of Her Noted People the Rise and Progress of Her Varied Enterprises and Illustrations of Her Boundless Wealth Together with Maps of Latest Survey

... access by virtue of their position , led to a selfish policy that brought them into
conflict with other traders , and with the class they were to guard . They soon
found that their schemes of personal aggrandisement had to be carried out by ...

Author: W. Frederic Morrison



Category: New South Wales


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The Webster Centennial

Our politics , descending as it often does to the grossest forms of selfishness ,
partakes more of the nature of passion than of principle . It includes many
different classes of men who are constantly perverting the right uses of
government , and ...

Author: Webster Historical Society (Boston, Mass.)




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CR The Centennial Review

... nothing about before . It felt good . Good and right ” ( 162 ) . She then refers to
her " selfish pleasure ” ( 163 ) . In this context , selfishness is a heroic virtue .
Notice also that her account contains the language 320 THE CENTENNIAL




Category: Literature


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Centennial Celebration

A charity may be simply the expression of rank selfishness , or the exhibition of a
donor's vanity ; or the desire to be rid of importunity . We can divide our common
gifts into two classes , viz .: those which are purely unselfish , and those which ...

Author: Portland (Me.)



Category: Portland (Me.)

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