The Philosophy of Egoism
by James L. Walker

An atheist's philosophy that represents the extreme amoral position. He recognizes no such thing as conscience, justice, or rights. On the other hand, he rejects the validity of the state. It is a "might makes right" philosophy, but not simply anything goes. He emphasizes intelligent egoism. Egoism is a fact. It is the basis of all action. But most people are deluded by superstitious beliefs into placing something above themselves as their highest interest. Altruism is false, unintelligent, superstitious egoism.

He was a disciple of Max Stirner, but his writing is not as difficult to understand. People like him give credence to religious moralists who say that you can't be a moral person if you don't believe in God.

Year Read: 1978


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