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altruism
used in Atlas Shrugged

5 uses
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Definition
unselfish concern for the welfare of others
  • How many corpses do you intend to pile up before you renounce it-your guns, your power, your controls and the whole of your miserable altruistic creed?
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (7% in)
  • Rearden smiled contemptuously, "Aren't you one of those damn altruists who spends his time on a non-profit venture and risks his life merely to serve others?
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (34% in)
  • Then he glanced at her again, the amusement sharper in his eyes, and said, "You had to put me to a test in order to learn whether I'd fall to the lowest possible stage of altruism?
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (72% in)
  • One has to be born to wealth in order to know the finer feelings of altruism.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (14% in)
  • -or are you becoming one of those abject altruists who has no answer to that question any longer?
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (76% in)

There are no more uses of "altruism" in Atlas Shrugged.

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