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The Virtue of Selfishness

Elan Journo

Presented at: AynRandCon Philadelphia 2020

Date: Mar 14, 2020

Everyone knows that selfishness is evil, right? And that altruism — selfless sacrifice for the sake of others — is the essence of virtue? But what if the conventional understanding of these crucial moral concepts is completely mistaken? What if they don’t really mean what people typically think they mean? And what if, as Ayn Rand argued, our whole way of thinking about morality needs to be radically rethought?

ethics

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