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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Paperbackpages. Rand addresses society’s tendency to hold down, to make the hard-working, thinking, responsibility-taking person feel guilty, when in reality logic demands that the opposite should be the case. She is of course not completely wrong rqnd one instance in this volume: This is Rand’s philosophy, and if this is selfishness, than selfishness is indeed a virtue. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Her philosophy, while vittud extremely logical does have many valid points.

La Virtud Del Egoismo by Rand, Ayn

He does not understand either Christianity or Objectivism, or possibly both, fand he’s a huge liar. That is how I would describe this book.

In fact, her moral philosophy “objectivism” has not a few holes in it. En resumen, la sociedad de individuos que triunfan en un Coliseo no existe.


Finally, the writing style she employs here is shrill and irritating, hardly appropriate for any “scholarly” work; also, she constantly italicizes arbitrary words, which give the impression of a parent lecturing a particularly dim-witted child. Or, to quote Miss Rand: 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.


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: Her I found this book to be worth reading.

It is a telling blind spot.

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There is very little angels-on-pinheads speculation here, very little that is off the point. Apr 29, Manny marked it as to-read. But make no mistake–Ayn Rand thinks about thinking.

Who in the big, wide world would be in his right mind and still write a book to praise selfishness?! For millennia, one of the few ethical principles that prevailed across cultures was the value of altruism, i.

Origins and EvolutionLondres, MacMillan. 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 altruism, and that Miss Rand’s philosophy is the only antidote to a world gone mad and hurtling toward an orgy of self-destruction.

He thinks an “I got mine, who cares if you’re okay” philosophy is admirable. Objectivism is based on the belief that reality is real–“A is A”–and that alone is a welcome change from the gibberish that one often encounters in the more esoteric philosophical discussions.

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What is the content of this morality in the US? That’s a good start.

This is a strawman argument at best. View all 6 comments. Open Preview See a Problem? Everything in Objectivism is self-referential; how one feels about–or what one does for–another individual is based solely on that individual’s place in one’s own hierarchy of values.

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This is the freedom of contract, and the Non-aggression principle coupled with a theory of value based judgment with your own life as the basis for that value.

Marx, KarlEl Capitaltrad. I see what’s happened. If she’s looking down on her beloved America right now, I’m sure she’s shaking her head and saying, “I told you so. Objectivism has been an influence on various other movements such as Rajd, and Rand’s vocal support for Laissez-faire Capitalism and the virgud market has earned her a distinct spot among American philosophers, and philosophers in general.

But even with a strong code of ethics, focusing sgoismo self-interest misses out on the full possibilities of love and compassion, which can be learned and practiced, and encompasses and requires self-love. Lakoff, GeorgeNo pienses en un elefante: Her first real success was The Fountainhead rejected by more than ten publishers before publication in It pays for it by slashing spending on food stamps, healthcare for the poor and the elderly, and basic services.

She’s a little myopic at times.

Lists with This Book. This woman, Ayn Rand, is more bizarre than bizarre can ever be! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. People should be proud of their efforts and what they’ve produced.