This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... — which means: the values required for man’s survival qua man — which means: the values required for human survival — not the values produced by the desires, the feelings, the whims or
the needs of irrational brutes, who have never outgrown the primordial practice of human sacrifices.”
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Ever since their first publication, Ayn Rand’s works have had a major impa
ct on the intellectual scene. Her new morality — the ethics of rational self-interest — challenges the altruist-collectivist fashions of our day. Known as Objectivism, her unique philosophy ...