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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And she calls that philosophy! Apr 29, Manny marked it as to-read.

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Be proud of it. This book gets two stars because the language is direct and clear. With money from the sale of her mother’s jewelry, Alisa bought a ticket to New York. Tales diatribas contra las mentalidades subnormales de los anticapitalistas no se detienen en el campo especulativo.

She does believe in ethics, and says that selfishness would make the world a better place, though she never explains why in this book. She also married a bit-part actor called Frank O’Connor because he was ‘beautiful’ – and because her original visitor’s visa had run out.

Books by Ayn Rand. This is the lowest score I’ve yet given a book on this website; it’s rare that Lw can’t find something of significance to appreciate in any of the books I read.

Isn’t life confusing sometimes? I found I liked better Spinoza’s formulation of the question of ethics. In fact, her moral philosophy “objectivism” has not a few holes in it. All in all, for a book on philosophy, I thought it was exceptionally interesting and well done. She became too dogmatic and rigid for my taste in Ayn Rand was not afraid of turning conventional wisdom on its head.

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Origins and EvolutionLondres, MacMillan. I found her writing and beliefs liberating and I feel no pressure from anyone else to live out my dreams, nor do I care about their opinions.

Dicho de otro modo, son apelativos que anuncian la capacidad de transformar el poder que constituye al sujeto en el poder al que este se resiste. Critics savaged Atlas Shrugged almost immediately, but the public took a kinder view of it, and Miss Rand, after a period of depression caused by the lack of serious consideration of her egoisom in academic circles, founded an organization now known as The Ayn Rand Institute to promote her philosophy. More precisely, the problem of survival is solved, by recognizing that survival demands constant growth and creativeness.

Anything written by Ayn Rand has substantial merits. 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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I know you’re passionate, Rand, but get a hold of yourself. Rand outlines her Objectivist philosophy and explains the concept of rational self-interest. For someone who valued “reason” so much, it’s odd that this book is so dense with logical fallacies and reasoning that is, at best, fuzzy and, at worst, ludicrous.

However, if one is like me and remembers what my buddy Ludwig Wittgenstein talked about in his linguistic philosophy, it’s pretty much impossible to overlook how Rand essentially makes up new definitions for terms whenever it is convenient. He takes the whispered dogmas of the Reagan, Bush and Tea Party years and shrieks them through a megaphone. There’s Jerry Rubin, books on Jesus and books deel drug communes. It is a telling blind spot. Dep me aym, this book was essentially an ‘introductory guide’ to Rand’s philosophy and while I might not agree with everything I believe it is a good place to start if you want to learn what she preached.


If people cannot claim the fruits of their labors as their own, they are completely at the mercy It’s a shock value title raand the book is really about individualism vs. Not say they are sorry for being a success. If one is unconcerned with the meaning of words and how they function, then they will have little problem converting into a “Randian”. That is what altruism is for me. Anyone who dares to read this book should stay open minded until the end of each randd.

Mar 10, Mark rated it really liked it. If people cannot claim the fruits of their labors as their own, they are completely at the mercy of the government. Jun eboismo, Mary.