This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...is an age of moral crisis. ... Your moral code has reached its climax, the blind alley at the end of its course. And if you wish to go on living, what you now need is not to return to morality . .. but to discover it .” 1

What is morality, or ethics? It is a code of values to guide man’s choices and actions — the choices and actions that determine the purpose and the
course of his life. Ethics, as a science, deals with discovering and defining such a code.

The first question that has to be answered, as a precondition of any attempt to define, ...
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