Originally Posted by Charlie
"The Fountainhead" by Ann Rand may help with some further insights about the rejection of the ethics of altruism and the acknowledgment of selfishness as a purer expression of the ego.
Rand is anathema to all of my literate friends, so -- there being millions of books to read and not enough time -- I've never read any Rand. Charlie, are you suggesting there is good reason to put aside my inherited (and unexamined), third hand, distaste?
I'm a great big fan of altruism, actually, and I have seen a Rand title, "The Virtue of Selfishness" (which would seem to go against my sense of virtue). Am I missing something? Can it be boiled down?