The Virtue of Selfishness

Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that 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, with the ...

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: 9780451163936

Category: Philosophy

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Ayn Rand here sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, the philosophy that 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, with the creative requirements of his survival, and with a free society. More than 1.3 million copies sold!

Philosophy

This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics.

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101137703

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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This collection of essays was the last work planned by Ayn Rand before her death in 1982. In it, she summarizes her view of philosophy and deals with a broad spectrum of topics. According to Ayn Rand, the choice we make is not whether to have a philosophy, but which one to have: rational, conscious, and therefore practical; or contradictory, unidentified, and ultimately lethal. Written with all the clarity and eloquence that have placed Ayn Rand’s Objectivist philosophy in the mainstream of American thought, these essays range over such basic issues as education, morality, censorship, and inflation to prove that philosophy is the fundamental force in all our lives.

The Romantic Manifesto

The Romantic Manifesto takes its place beside The Fountainhead as one of the most important achievements of our time.

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110113772X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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In this beautifully written and brilliantly reasoned book, Ayn Rand throws a new light on the nature of art and its purpose in human life. Once again Miss Rand eloquently demonstrates her refusal to let popular catchwords and conventional ideas stand between her and the truth as she has discovered it. The Romantic Manifesto takes its place beside The Fountainhead as one of the most important achievements of our time.

The Virtue of Selfishness

... from Signet Available wherever books are sold or at penguin.com AYN RAND ESSAY CONTESTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS. Three enduring classics from one of the bestselling authors of our time, now in centennial editions.

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101137223

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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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!

Atlas Shrugged

Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book.

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101137193

Category: Fiction

Page: 1088

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Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

Ayn Rand Novel Collection

Ayn Rand Novel CollectionAyn RandTwo landmark epics from the famed philosopher and “a writer of great power” (The New York Times Book Review), The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged explore themes of individuality, freedom, and fascism and ...

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110153933X

Category: Fiction

Page: 193

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Ayn Rand Novel CollectionAyn RandTwo landmark epics from the famed philosopher and “a writer of great power” (The New York Times Book Review), The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged explore themes of individuality, freedom, and fascism and feature two of Ayn Rand’s most famous characters, Howard Roark and John Galt.The FountainheadAtlas Shrugged

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 edition) ...

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The Fountainhead

She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly...This is the only novel of ideas written by an American woman that I can recall.”—The New York Times

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101137185

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim. This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately, but married his worst enemy...and of the fanatic denunciation unleashed by an enraged society against a great creator. As fresh today as it was then, Rand’s provocative novel presents one of the most challenging ideas in all of fiction—that man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress... “A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly...This is the only novel of ideas written by an American woman that I can recall.”—The New York Times

Equal Is Unfair

Ayn Rand, “Man's Rights,” reprinted in Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness (New York: Signet, 1964 Centennial edition), pp. 108–109. Ibid., pp. 109–110. Ayn Rand, “The Only Path to Tomorrow,” reprinted in Peter Schwartz (ed.) ...

Author: Don Watkins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 125008444X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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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 edition. ... The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism. Centennial edition.

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.

We the Living

Ayn Rand's first published novel, a timeless story that explores the struggles of the individual against the state in Soviet Russia.

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101137666

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Ayn Rand's first published novel, a timeless story that explores the struggles of the individual against the state in Soviet Russia. First published in 1936, We the Living portrays the impact of the Russian Revolution on three human beings who demand the right to live their own lives and pursue their own happiness. It tells of a young woman’s passionate love, held like a fortress against the corrupting evil of a totalitarian state. We the Living is not a story of politics, but of the men and women who have to struggle for existence behind the Red banners and slogans. It is a picture of what those slogans do to human beings. What happens to the defiant ones? What happens to those who succumb? Against a vivid panorama of political revolution and personal revolt, Ayn Rand shows what the theory of socialism means in practice. Includes an Introduction and Afterword by Ayn Rand’s Philosophical Heir, Leonard Peikoff

The Early Ayn Rand

This remarkable, newly revised collection of Ayn Rand's early fiction—including her previously unpublished short story The Night King—ranges from beginner's exercises to excerpts from early versions of We the Living and The Fountainhead ...

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101137673

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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This remarkable, newly revised collection of Ayn Rand's early fiction—including her previously unpublished short story The Night King—ranges from beginner's exercises to excerpts from early versions of We the Living and The Fountainhead.

Good Thinking

Early emerging social preferences show that we are born with predilections for cooperation as well as selfishness, and culture determines which and to what degree these ... (The Virtue of Selfishness, Signet Centennial Edition, 1964, p.

Author: Denise D. Cummins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110883048X

Category: History

Page: 250

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Make important decisions, evaluate evidence, and solve ethical dilemmas through seven powerful decision-making methods.

A Companion to Ayn Rand

(This version of the play was edited contrary to Rand's wishes, and she did not consider it to be part of her corpus. For her repudiation of it, ... Centennial edition. ... The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism.

Author: Allan Gotthelf

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119099021

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

Capitalism at Work

In Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness, 13–35. New York: Signet, 1964. Reprinted, New York: New American Library, Centennial Edition, 2005. ———. “America's Persecuted Minority: Big Business.” 1961b. In Ayn Rand et al., Capitalism: The ...

Author: Robert L. Bradley

Publisher: M & M Scrivener Press

ISBN: 098020948X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 497

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Read the Intro Chapter (PDF) View the Ayn Rand Appendix View an interview with author Robert L. Bradley, Jr. at Reason.com Capitalism took the blame for Enron although the company was anything but a free-market enterprise, and company architect was hardly a principled capitalist. On the contrary, Enron was a politically dependent company and, in the end, a grotesque outcome of America's mixed economy. That is the central finding of Robert L. Bradley's "Capitalism at Work": The blame for Enron rests squarely with "political capitalism"--a system in which business firms routinely obtain government intervention to further their own interests at the expense of consumers, taxpayers, and competitors. Although Ken Lay professed allegiance to free markets, he was in fact a consumate politician. Only by manipulating the levers of government was he able to transform Enron from a $3 billion natural gas company to a $100 billion chimera, one that went in a matter of months from seventh place on Fortune's 500 list to bankruptcy. But "Capitalism at Work" goes beyond unmasking Enron's sophisticated foray into political capitalism. Employing the timeless insights of Adam Smith, Samuel Smiles, and Ayn Rand, among others, Bradley shows how fashionable anti-capitalist doctrines set the stage for the ultimate business debacle. Those errant theories, like Enron itself, elevated form over substance, ignored legitimate criticism, and bypassed midcourse correction. Political capitali

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 Representational Theory of Capital

“The Ethics of Emergencies,” in The Virtue of Selfishness. Centennial Edition. New York, NY: A Signet Book, published by the New American Library, a division of Penguin Group, first printing 1964. Rasmussen, Douglas B. “Rothbard's ...

Author: Leonidas Zelmanovitz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1793605017

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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This book proposes a “representational” theory of capital according to which there is a relation between capital goods in the real side of the economy and instruments representative of property claims on those goods in the abstract side. Financial instruments are treated herein as a particularly liquid form of property claim. The relation proposed between these two things is a loose rather than a direct one, and the causes for (and consequences of) the looseness are explored in the book. This book aims not merely to simplify our understanding of the relationship between “things” and “claims to things,” but to make explicit and precise what many current researchers assume implicitly and, consequently, imprecisely. This book will be a tool that researchers can apply to their own research, in the form of a standard by which inconsistencies in the literature on Capital Theory can be identified. Understanding what capital is requires delving into its nature on both the real and the abstract sides. In regard to capital goods, what they actually are is made clearer by the thesis that they exist on a spectrum with respect to consumer goods. In going back to the philosophical and economic basics, no claim is made of being comprehensive. The argument is that a crucial idea for our understanding of what capital is that actual capital goods (and processes, and knowledge) are represented in financial instruments and other property claims. A formal treatment that lays out the philosophical and economic basics is necessary to put this idea across, and the model proposed in the book is a first step in that direction. Further, by laying out the philosophical and economic basics of the theory, the book offers the reader the reasons why having a clearer concept of capital is an important tool for wealth creation, and why wealth creation is, more than never, necessary for our individual wellbeing and the flourishing of our civilization.

Compassionate Critical Thinking

Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness: Centennial Edition (New York: Signet, 1964). 47. See David R. Loy, A Buddhist History of the West: Studies in Lack (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2002), 156–160. 48. See Ibid., 94–104, 211–215. 49.

Author: Ira Rabois

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475828837

Category: Education

Page: 148

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Compassionate Critical Thinking demonstrates how to use mindfulness with instructional effectiveness to increase student participation and decrease classroom stress, and it turns the act of teaching into a transformational practice. Many books teach mindfulness, but few provide a model for teaching critical thinking and integrating it across the curriculum. The purpose of this book is to show teachers how to create a classroom culture of compassionate critical thinking. When students feel a lack of meaning and purpose in their school lives, they resist learning. Using a Socratic style of inquiry, Rabois changes the classroom dynamic to encourage self-reflection, insight, and empathy. Vignettes capture dialogue between teacher and students to illustrate how mindfulness practices elicit essential questions which stimulate inquiry and direct discovery. What bigger mystery is there, what more interesting and relevant story, than the story of one’s own mind and heart and how they relate us to the world?

Meta Philosophical Reflection on Feminist Philosophies of Science

The virtue of selfishness. Centennial edition mass market. New York: Paperback. Rollyson, C. (2009). Rebecca West: A modern Sibyl. Bloomington: Universe. Seiz, J. A., & Janet, A. (1999). Game theory and bargaining models.

Author: Maria Cristina Amoretti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331926348X

Category: Science

Page: 222

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This volume offers a meta-philosophical reflection on feminist philosophies of science. It emphasizes and discusses both the connections and differences between "traditional" philosophies of science and feminist philosophies of science. The collection systematically analyses feminist contributions to the various philosophies of specific sciences. Each chapter is devoted to a specific area of philosophy of science: general philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of climate sciences, philosophy of cognitive sciences and neurosciences, philosophy of economics, philosophy of history and archaeology, philosophy of logic and mathematics, philosophy of medicine, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of physics, and philosophy of social sciences. Since some of these areas have so far rarely been addressed by feminist philosophers, this new collection provides new angels and stimulates the debate on pivotal issues that are part and parcel of both "traditional" philosophies of science and feminist philosophies of science. Using a range of different methodologies and styles, the essays all show great clarity in both arguments and contents.