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Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Signet
Publication date July 1, 1989
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780451163936
ISBN-10 0451163931
Dimensions 0.25 by 4 by 4.50 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $4.99
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A collection of essays that sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's controversial, groundbreaking philosophy.

Since their initial publication, Rand's fictional works—Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged—have had a major impact on the intellectual scene. The underlying theme of her famous novels is her philosophy, a new morality—the ethics of rational self-interest—that offers a robust challenge to altruist-collectivist thought.

Known as Objectivism, her divisive philosophy holds human life—the life proper to a rational being—as the standard of moral values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature. In this series of essays, Rand asks why man needs morality in the first place, and arrives at an answer that redefines a new code of ethics based on the virtue of selfishness.

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Paperback
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Reissue edition from Signet (July 1, 1989)
9780451163936 | details & prices | 4.00 × 4.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $4.99
About: A collection of essays that sets forth the moral principles of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's controversial, groundbreaking philosophy.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786165452 Book cover for 9780786173150
 
With C. M. Hebert (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (December 1, 2006); titled "The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism"
9780786165452 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $19.95
About: The provocative title of Ayn Rand's The Virtue of Selfishness introduces an equally provocative thesis about ethics.
With C. M. Hebert (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (December 1, 2006); titled "The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism"
9780786173150 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.95
About: The provocative title of Ayn Rand's The Virtue of Selfishness introduces an equally provocative thesis about ethics.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786147267
 
With C. M. Hebert (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (December 1, 2006); titled "The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism"
9780786147267 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.25 × 2.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $19.95

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