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ERIC Number: ED505685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Ayn Rand: To be Selfish or Not to be Selfish--That is the Question
Doctor, Tyrus L.; Kritsonis, William Allan
Online Submission, Doctoral Forum--National Journal for Publishing and Mentoring Doctoral Student Research v6 n1 2009
Ayn Rand's "The Virtue of Selfishness" (1961) is comprised of a philosophy that defies the entire premise of what our education system is and shall be built upon. The "Objectivist" perspective has depicted a clear distinction between the "Have's" and the "Have Not's" or the Bourgeoisie and Proletariat. The "Objectivist" perspective believes that the "Have's" are entitled to that which others are not, which alarmingly includes education. The "Objectivist" philosophy would be detrimental in an already deteriorating educational system and would thus take part in its total demise.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A