From childhood, we're taught one central, non-controversial idea about morality: self-sacrifice is a virtue. It is universally accepted that serving the needs of others, rather than our own, is the essence of morality. To be ethical--it is believed--is to be altruistic. Questioning this belief is regarded as tantamount to questioning the self-evident.
Here, Peter Schwartz questions it.
In Defense of Selfishness refutes widespread misconceptions about the meaning ... read more