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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That said, this book isn’t really what it sounds like. Thanks for telling us about the problem. She also incorrectly predicted many of the results of capitalism so this makes her arguments for unhindered capitalism look obviously foolish.

I liked the discussion about the importance of property rights. She makes no distinction between altruism generally and egoismi self-sacrifice.

Nov 16, Christopher rated it it was amazing. Pero como ente subhumano no puede triunfar, no puede alcanzar otra cosa que lo subhumano [ Little did Ls know it would be my place of residence later on.

First, at the end of some of her chapters, her crisp logic gives way to a multiple paragraph emotional run up that ends with a dramatic metaphor about murder or destruction. Mar 10, Mark rated it really liked it. Ayn Rand was one of the most controversial thinkers–and successful fiction writers–of the rsnd Century. What we are witnessing is constant flouting of the only two rights that any citizen must have – Right to private property, and right to free trade.

Yet having read her books, even without her elaborating, I knew what she meant. The Randian will not acknowledge this, and will insist that voluntary contracts are pure and have no force under them.


I found this book to be worth reading. But even with a strong code of ethics, focusing on self-interest misses out on the full possibilities of love and compassion, which can be learned and practiced, and encompasses and requires self-love. We are given the pre-capitalist trader as the emblem of justice: Rand and Branden try to explain how the philosophy Note: 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.

In her way she is a cheerleader for people to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and make their lives happen. Nevermind that factory owner built factory with moneys acquired through inheritance from estate built on slavery and slaughter of natives.

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The argument develops typically by initiating a fake crisis, then adopts a bizarre definition, deploys unexamined terminology, and piles up non-sequiturs on top of it, often filled with further bizarre definitions and unexamined terms. There is no final, permanent “plateau. Dwl me a break. She moved swiftly to Hollywood, where she learned English, worked in the RKO wardrobe department and as an extra, and wrote through the night on screenplays and novels.

Her insights, as always, are razor sharp. Al reprimirse la necesidad subjetiva de cambiar la realidad, pareciera que ya no hay nada que transformar. What we are seeing is the constant abdication of private rights t Ka Right to Rans was enacted and intellectuals hailed it as a major success of Indian democracy.


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She became too dogmatic and rigid for my taste in Ayn Rand was not afraid of turning conventional wisdom on its head. This kind of extreme, polemical speech is fairly common in Randian discourse, no matter which side you are on.

I found the book also encouraged me to think, whether it was thinking through why I disagreed with her or discovering she put into words some things I have felt but didn’t have the ability to verbalize. Recuento de sus lugares comunesBuenos Aires, Alianza. Apr 26, Anastasia Kinderman rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 13, Shea Ivy rated it it was ok.

La Virtud Del Egoismo

And there is much to admire here. View all 13 comments. Her focus is always concentrated on the here and now, the reality of living as experienced by individuals every day, and as such there is a great deal of utility in reading her work.

Whether she’s right about what she thinks is a different story.

May 27, Rachel Terry rated it really liked it Shelves: This means The ability to choose voluntary cooperation from a rational appraisal of value, along with its opposite or the freedom to not associate with people we do not value. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Say what you will, the woman had guts.