This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ain questions, which one frequently hears, are not philosophical queries, but psychological confessions. This is particularly true in the field of ethics. It is especially in discussions of ethi
cs that one must check one’s premises (or remember them), and more: one must learn to check the premises of one’s adversaries.
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For instance, Objectivists will often hear a ques
tion such as: “What will be done about the poor or the handicapped in a free society?”
The altruist-collectivist premise, implicit in that question, is that men are “their br...