This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ns to reality, to the nature of things, to existence.) Does an arbitrary human convention, a mere custom, decree that man must guide his actions by a set of principles — or is there a fact of reality that demands it? Is ethics the

1 Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged , New York: Random House, 1957; New American Library, 1959.

Paper delivered by Ayn Rand at the Unive
rsity of Wisconsin Symposium on “ Ethics in Our Time ” in Madison, Wisconsin, on February 9, 1961. province of whims : of personal emotions, social edicts and mystic revelations — or is it...
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