This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...l history — that you must challenge.
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To challenge the basic premise of any discipline, one must begin at the beginning. In ethics, one must begin by asking: What are values ? Why
does man need them?
“Value” is that which one acts to gain and/or keep. The concept “value” is not a primary; it presupposes an answer to the question: of value to whom an
d for wha fl It presupposes an entity capable of acting to achieve a goal in the face of an alternative. Where no alternative exists, no goals and no values are possible.
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