By Peter Schwartz
This talk discusses how altruism is at root a product of mysticism. Mr. Schwartz explains why the demand for self-sacrifice does not merely lead to, but essentially consists of, the surrender of reason. He examines how altruism is a systematic assault on the Law of Identity, and how it gains widespread acceptance only by distorting, rather than defending, its true nature.
This talk was recorded at the 2005 Objectivist Summer Conference in San Diego, CA.
(MP3 download; 85 min., with Q & A, 61.26 MB)