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    Marsha Familaro Enright's essay, “The Problem with Selfishness”.Arnold Baise, Merlin Jetton & Marsha Familaro Enright - 2015 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 15 (1):117-125.
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    Egoism and/or Altruism.Merlin Jetton - 2013 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 13 (2):107-122.
    Ayn Rand's use of “selfishness” and “altruism” was polarizing and contrary to common usage. With the help of Venn diagrams, this essay compares and even reconciles the divergent meanings of egoism and altruism. It cites Rand's usage of “traditional egoism,” a term she used in correspondence but in none of her books or periodicals. This term helps to understand Rand's meaning of egoism. It also comments on earlier essays in this periodical about egoism.
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    Selfish versus Selfish.Merlin Jetton - 2021 - Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 21 (1):42-55.
    Ayn Rand's controversial use of “selfish” and “selfishness” has arguably done as much or more to supply “grist” to her critics and drive people away from her philosophy than to persuade people to adopt it. This article is about her meaning of “selfish” and the common, popular meaning. Succinctly, the former is a high-level abstraction, philosophical, and mainly a way of thinking, whereas the latter is a low-level abstraction, not philosophical, and mainly a way of acting. They also have different (...)
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