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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The most eye opening part of the book was how she elaborates on love. But nevertheless her defense of her principles is based on reasons, not conjecture or belief. In a chapter called “How does one lead a rational life in an irrational society” she examines the necessity to make choices that all people face and how to evade such responsibility is the true nature of evil.

It is a telling blind spot.

View all 5 comments. Anyone who dares to read this book should stay open minded until the end of each chapter.


Recently Right to Education was enacted and intellectuals hailed it as a major success of Indian democracy. Rand asserts that there are no individual rights without property rights. In her philosophy, the happiness of the individual is paramount. El proceso responde a una ambivalencia constitutiva. Anything ivrtud by Ayn Rand has substantial merits. An example of further dishonesty: Cucinotta, Antonio et al. Eand does believe in ethics, and says that selfishness would make the world a better place, though she never explains why in this book.


Sin embargo, los militares mantuvieron el control sobre un poder ejecutivo condicionado. The question eventually becomes not where to draw the line but WHO draws the line.

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Ayn Rand was not afraid of turning conventional wisdom on its head. I would recommend this book, but with the suggestion that one read “Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology” first. Yet having read her books, even without her elaborating, I knew what she meant.

May 05, Marshall rated it did not like it Shelves: Rand outlines her Objectivist philosophy and explains the concept of rational self-interest. The socialist nations have arrogated to themselves the term democracy. View all 9 comments.

There was nothing in her “metaphysics” or “epistemology” that I found the least bit surprising or controversial–indeed in essentials I already agreed with her.

There are nondescript, distorting references to Nietzsche, Heraclitus, and others, but no evidence that the writings of these persons have been assimilated. The virtue of selfishness, to clarify, is the proposition that altruistic behaviors promote individual slavery to the masses, and that such slavery undercuts any social, intellectual or individual progress.


This is Rand’s philosophy, and if this is selfishness, than selfishness is indeed a virtue. I suppose you can say that they were purely selfish in believing that they were worthy enough to have human rights.

Trump probably won’t become the Republican nominee, but not because most Republicans reject his premisses.

La Virtud Del Egoismo

The description was bleak and harsh. She started a new philosophy known as Objectivism, opposed to state interference of all kinds, and her follow-up novel Atlas Shrugged describes a group who attempt to escape America’s conspiracy of mediocrity.

Quotes from The Virtue of Sel Like most Western philosophers, Rand is a dualistic thinker, which I find simplistic. First, at the end of some of her chapters, gand crisp logic gives way to virtuc multiple paragraph emotional run up that ends with a dramatic metaphor about murder or destruction.

Back then I was already an atheist, one with a great belief in science and reason.