The Sophistry of Ayn Rand’s Case for Ethical Selfishness

Altruism, the egoism of robber barons, and the crudeness of Objectivism

In the afterword to her novel Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand says her philosophy, “in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason…



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