"The Virtue of Selfishness; Individual Rights" by Ayn RandThe Objectivist ethics, in essence, hold that man exists for hisown sake, that the pursuit of his own happiness is his highestmoral purpose, that he must not sacrifice himself to others, norsacrifice others to himself.
Ayn Rand was a philosopher of Objectivist ethics.Objectivist ethics is founded in the belief that the end ofhumanity individually and collectively is in man himself. Theend is not found in the welfare of others. The end for man isfound in man living for his own sake and not sacrificing forothers before himself. Man must live for his own sake whichmeans for his own passions, achievements, happiness and it is indoing so that man attains his highest moral purpose.Rand’s book
The Virtue of Selfishness
deconstructs theselfishness of objectivist ethics. Objectivist ethics aredefined as upholding rational selfishness. Rational selfishnessis founded in the value of survival for man which means manvalues that is required for his own survival.It is important to note that survival has nothing to dowith man’s feelings of desire, emotion, aspirations, whims orirrational needs. Objectivist ethics is a fundamental beliefthat human good does not come out of human sacrifice. Sacrificeof anyone to anyone. It is in this sense that rational thoughtand interest of man does not clash with other men. Conflict does