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This is Ayn Rand's challenge to the prevalent philosophical doctrines of our time and the "atmosphere of guilt, of panic, of despair, of boredom, and of all-pervasive evasion" that they create. One of the most controversial figures on the intellectual scene, Ayn Rand was the proponent of a moral philosophy, an ethic of rational self-interest, that stands in sharp opposition to the ethics of altruism and self-sacrifice. The fundamentals of this morality, "a philosophy for living on earth", are here vibrantly set forth by the spokesman for a new class, For The New Intellectual. Miss Rand's unique philosophy, Objectivism, has gained a worldwide audience. The fundamentals of her philosophy are set forth in four nonfiction books: Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology, For the New Intellectual, The Virtue of Selfishness, and Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.
©1961 Ayn Rand (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By krobles on 01-01-18

Brilliant.<br />

Ayn Rand was a genius. This is one of my very favorite works of all.

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By wbiro on 07-26-17

All of Her Short Works Were Good

and she comes up with a lot of still-useful (and still-applicable) phrases (she was a good writer first, then a thinker). Just to note, her primary aim with her philosophy was to prevent another Soviet Union (which she suffered first-hand under).

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