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The Virtue of Selfishness

Tara Smith

Presented at: AynRandCon USA 2019

Date: Oct 26, 2019

Everyone knows that selfishness is evil, right? But what if our concept of “selfishness” is completely mistaken? From Ayn Rand’s perspective, “selfishness” does not mean what people typically think it means. And a central tenet of her philosophy is that, properly understood, selfishness is actually the essence of virtue. This lecture will highlight a few of the key features of Ayn Rand’s radical re-conception of what it means to be selfish — and of why you should be.


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