The Virtue of Selfishness Study Guide

The Virtue of Selfishness

The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand

The Virtue of Selfishness is a collection of Objectivist essays by Ayn Rand and Nathaniel Branden published in 1964. The essays expound upon Objectivist views of freedom, morality and economics, defending ego-centrism and attacking altruism as harmful and unwelcome. Like many of Ayn Rand's works, the essays in this collection argue for laissez-faire economics and the minimization of government. The title of the book caused much controversy, though it is unclear whether Rand intended the title literally or rhetorically.

The Virtue of Selfishness Book Notes