This is Ayn Rand's challenge to the prevalent philosophical doctrines of our time and the atmosphere of guilt, of panic, of despair, of boredom, and of all-pervasive evasion that they create.
One of the most controversial figures on the intellectual scene, Ayn Rand was the proponent of a moral philosophya??and ethic of rational self-interesta??that stands in sharp opposition to the ethics of altruism and self-sacrifice. The fundamentals of this moralitya?? a philosophy for living on Earth a??are here vibrantly set forth by the spokesman for a new class, For the New Intellectual.