This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...tating an evil, one has to rebel against its basic premise. To redeem both man and morality, it is the concept of “selfishness” that one has to redeem.
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The first step is to ass
ert man’s right to a moral existence — that is: to recognize his need of a moral code to guide the course and the fulfillment of his own life.
For a brief outline of the nature
and the validation of a rational morality, see my lecture on “The Objectivist Ethics” which follows. The reasons why man needs a moral code will tell you that the purpose of morality is to ...