A History of Ideas: Ayn Rand on Selfishness

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A History of Ideas: Ayn Rand on Selfishness

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Stephen Fry on Ayn Rand and Selfishness

 Ray Laurence

Do you have a duty to be selfish? Are altruism and self-sacrifice immoral? Does it sound like we’ve been taking ‘crazy’ pills? No. These are the thoughts of Russian/American novelist Ayn Rand. Her philosophy of  Objectivism was built around the individual and their pursuit of their own happiness. Discover the joys of selfishness in this jaw dropping animation. 

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Here’s the whole episode from A History of Ideas –  Paul Broks on Ayn Rand and selfishness.

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